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Training: Safeguarding for professional practitioners

7th September 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Course outline

This training is a vital safeguarding refresher for those working with children but who are not themselves the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Sacpa Director of Safeguarding, Dale Wilkins, formerly a Local Authority Safeguarding Trainer, will take delegates through the legal framework, update knowledge of definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse, consider specific safeguarding issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation, County Lines and preventing radicalisation and provide thorough guidance on identifying, recording and reporting abuse. The session will also invite delegates to consider where they are vulnerable within the workplace and how to handle allegations against staff.


Training topics will include:

  • Legal framework
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Specific forms of abuse including:
    • Child Sexual Exploitation and child Criminal Exploitation
    • Grooming (including online)
    • Peer on peer abuse
    • County Lines
    • Prevent
  • Identifying, recording and reporting abuse.


Learning outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge of how to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Improve awareness of signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Promote understanding of specific forms of abuse
  • Know what to do and how to report and record any concerns.



  • All practitioners working with children, young people or vulnerable individuals, DSL/DSO, DDSL, Safeguarding Manager/Lead, Governors, Trustees.



  • Member rate: £100
  • Non-member rate: £200*
*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.

Speaker: Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Sacpa
Dale Wilkins spent 31 years working in schools, mainly in residential education, of which eleven years were as safeguarding lead. He has also had safeguarding responsibilities in youth group, sports and church settings, was a multi-agency safeguarding trainer for Dudley Safeguarding Children Board and has completed an extensive “Train the Trainer” course with NSPCC.




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7th September 2021
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Virtual – Zoom
United Kingdom


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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