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November 2021

Webinar: Managing volunteers – supporting their understanding of safer recruitment and safeguarding issues

9 November @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline When speaking with Sacpa members, there are often questions around bringing volunteers or supporting staff/parents in line with increased safeguarding standards, including safer recruitment processes and checks in particular. How to address possible resistance to checks and process is a key question for many Sacpa members, across a range of sectors. Volunteering can be a big commitment, and that commitment needs to be based on a clear understanding of the expectations of the Charity Commission and legal obligations…

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Certificate: Safer recruitment training

15 November @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

  Course outline This course is suitable for staff in the role of designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL) as well as members of management teams with recruitment responsibilities, including HR and Governors/Trustees. The training will enable you to meet your local statutory responsibilities related to safe recruitment, including Keeping Children Safe in England and Working together to Safeguard Children in England. This course is provided by an experienced consultant with a background in policing and…

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Webinar: Junior Gaming – the good, the bad and the safeguarding

16 November @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline This session will look at online gaming for the under 13s. It will highlight the benefits that are to be gained from online gaming and also look at the challenges and risks in a balanced way. The latest research will be shared along with some strategies to educate and empower children and young people to manage their gaming effectively.   Training topics will include: An overview of the latest games and associated social media platforms that are being…

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Training: Safeguarding standards for working with children in international settings

17 November @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline This course will look at some of the key principles related to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and will invite participants to consider how to apply these core expectations within their own environments and in accordance with the applicable laws and guidance.   Training topics will include: Legal frameworks Signs and symptoms of abuse Specific forms of abuse including: Child Sexual Exploitation and child Criminal Exploitation Grooming (including online) Peer on peer abuse Principles for the…

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Conference: Annual Safeguarding conference

18 November @ 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

  The annual Safeguarding conference highlights the latest key themes and issues relating to safeguarding and child protection. Driven by member feedback, each session will consider a topic of significance for practitioners working to develop and adhere to high standards of care for the young people, children and vulnerable adults they work with.   Training topics will include: The impact of COVID-19 on safeguarding CSE CSA Digital safeguarding Bullying: from banter to abuse Risk assessments: counterproductive to putting children first?…

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Certificate: DSL training

23 November @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline This training has been prepared for practitioners in the role of DSL, DSO, Safeguarding Manager to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to fulfil their roles and responsibilities with integrity and to a high standard. The day will ensure that practitioners are aware of the relevant statutory requirements, the latest safeguarding concerns, and responding to concerns, making reports or referrals. Understanding the threshold of child protection including a deeper understanding of neglect & emotional abuse The latest…

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Training: Defensible decisions

29 November @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

                  Course outline In safeguarding and child protection, a defensible decision is one where you can demonstrate and evidence the journey to making a decision for intervention, adjustment, or the decision not to. What are the consequences of not getting this right, to the victim, to your professional reputation and to your organisation? Would you be confident in recording a decision that could be scrutinised by third parties at a later date,…

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December 2021

Webinar: Working with your LADO or local council

2 December @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline In England and Wales, the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) is responsible for managing allegations against adults who work with children. The LADO oversees investigations to ensure thoroughness, fairness and impartiality and works with employers, schools, children’s social care and the police. Similarly, in Scotland, your local Child Protection Committee (CPC) fulfils a similar role. In managing safeguarding or child protection cases, it is the responsibility of the organisation or individual who has received an allegation or concern…

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Training: Managing affluent neglect

7 December @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

Course outline The phrase “affluent neglect” presents something of a perceived oxymoron. If there is affluence, how can there also be neglect? Sadly, affluent neglect is a real issue and concern, and can be particularly challenging to identify and manage. Parents can resist intervention and support, and the signs of neglect can often be emotional/mental rather than physical. This training will introduce affluent neglect, how to identify it and how best to support young people and educate their parents, as…

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January 2022

Training: Safeguarding for professional practitioners

7th January 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual – Zoom United Kingdom

  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…

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