Frequently Asked Questions
How often do my team need to attend child protection training?
should be updated every two years to ensure you keep your knowledge refreshed and keeping your knowledge up to date throughout the two years.
Your designated lead for safeguarding should be updating their knowledge on a continuous basis.
They can sign up for alerts from your local authority, national bodies such as NSPCC and membership organisations such as NDNA to enable them to be able to support the team effectively.
They should also refresh their advanced level training every two years.
How can I feel confident that all my team will respond to signs or symptoms of abuse quickly and appropriately?
As a manager you need to have a variety of different techniques and procedures in place to make sure that you know your team’s strengths and areas for development, including within safeguarding.
It is of course difficult to know exactly what everyone will do when faced with a potential case of abuse. But if you provide the support, training and have regular contact with your team, you are more likely to know where team members need further support and training.
You can then understand whether they are able to follow the appropriate procedures
Talk to your team members on a regular basis about safeguarding.
Ask them key questions (as mentioned earlier) to test their knowledge
and give them the confidence and knowledge to refer any concerns to you or the child protection officer.