Training

DSL: New to Role

Designated Safeguarding Lead - New to Role (2 day)

Trainer led sessions for new Designated Safeguarding Leads, deputies, SENCO or safeguarding team members.

2 days 9:30am - 4:30pm

Designated Safeguarding Lead VIRTUAL New to Role 2 Day

Trainer led sessions for new Designated Safeguarding Leads, deputies, SENCO or safeguarding team members.

2 days 9.30am - 4:30pm

DSL: Statutory 2 Yearly Update

DSL Statutory 2 Yearly Update

Trainer led session for experienced Designated/Deputy Safeguarding Leads who have previously completed DSL New to Role safeguarding training.

9:30am - 4:30pm

Safeguarding Leads CPD Sessions

CPD sessions

Updated principles and guidance of information sharing and overview of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2024 changes.

90 minutes

Pastoral | SENDCO | ICT | Safeguarding teams

Advanced Safeguarding Practitioner Workshop

Advanced Safeguarding Practitioners. Interactive, trainer-led, advanced safeguarding scenario based workshop for safeguarding support staff.

9:15am - 2:15pm

eLearning

eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Yearly Update 2023-2024

eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Yearly Update 2023-2024 Self-paced training for experienced DSL/DDSL in educational settings who have previously completed DSL New to Role safeguarding training.

Flexible and self-paced.

eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role 2023-2024

Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role 2023-2024 Self-paced training for new DSL's, DDSL's or safeguarding team members in educational settings.

Flexible and self-paced

Group Staff Awareness Training

ACEs & Childhood Mental Health Awareness Training

ACE's & Childhood MH Awareness: Interactive workshop for school staff to raise awareness that mental health problems may be an indication that a child has suffered or is at risk of suffering abuse, neglect or exploitation.

2 hours

Child-on-Child Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment Whole School Awareness Training

Child-on-Child Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment Whole School Awareness Training: Interactive workshop aimed at staff & governors to enable them to better understand definitions of sexual harassment & sexual violence & how to identify and respond effectively.

2 hours

Child Exploitation Awareness Training

Interactive workshop developed for school staff to raise awareness and understanding child exploitation, the breadth of issues in this area and the evolving target demographic of the victims.

2 hours

HBA: FGM, Child Marriage & Breast Ironing Awareness Training

HBA: Interactive workshop developed for school staff to raise awareness and understanding of honour based abuse including female genital mutilation (FGM) & child marriage.

2 hours

Online Safety Awareness Training

Online Safety Awareness: Interactive awareness raising workshop developed specifically for school staff to ensure schools meet the training requirements in line with KCSiE.

2 hours

PREVENT Awareness Training

PREVENT Awareness Training: Interactive staff awareness course designed to raise understanding of the statutory responsibility for the Prevent duty within education.

2 hours

Safeguarding & Child Protection Staff Awareness Training - 1 hour

1-hour whole school session has been designed to refresh staff and volunteer knowledge, focus on any changes to statutory and best practice guidance and ensure they a can confidently support the children in their care and contribute to creating a safe and effective safeguarding culture.

1 hour

Safeguarding & Child Protection Staff Awareness Training - 2 hour

Safeguarding & Child Protection Awareness: If you are looking for the delivery of whole school or bespoke Safeguarding and Child Protection training which is in line with the latest safeguarding legislation, look no further - we have that covered.

2 hours

Safer Working Practices Awareness Training

Safer Working Practices: Interactive workshop developed for school staff to raise awareness and understanding of which behaviours constitute safe practices and which behaviours should be avoided.

2 hours

Searching, Screening and Confiscation for Schools Awareness Training

Searching, Screening and Confiscation for Schools Awareness Training Interactive awareness raising workshop developed specifically for school staff to ensure schools meet the updated requirements from July 2022.

2 hours

Trio of Vulnerabilities Awareness Training

Whole school interactive workshop inc. videos, current research, increases the confidence of staff in understanding and recognising the impact of these adverse experiences.

2 hours

Safer Recruitment in Education

Safer Recruitment in Education Accredited Training

Safer Recruitment in Education Accredited Training New to the recruitment panel for staff or volunteers in your school? Looking for a nationally recognised and accredited safer recruitment training to meet your safeguarding obligations?

9.30am - 4.30pm

Safer Recruitment in Education Overview and Refresher Training

Safer Recruitment in Education Overview and Refresher Training Refresher session developed in accordance with statutory legislation. Updates you with the latest steps required to ensure the suitability of adults in your setting.

3 hours

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Rachel Priestley

Rach has a background in Business Development and Administration, gaining much of her knowledge and experience through her 19 year career with the NHS working within the executive office, community services and public health. 

Before moving on from the NHS, Rach supported the Chief Executive, the Chairman and the Trust Board of a local NHS Care Trust, which managed Children’s Services. Her responsibilities spanned across HR, Finance, Governance, Compliance, Risk, systems and processes, and internal training. Rach also supported the Children’s Safeguarding Lead with safeguarding investigations.

In 2017, she left the NHS to pursue a successful self-employed career supporting business to grow, with flexible business development and administration support, which she continues to do on a part-time basis.

Rach is in house trained, and is passionate about delivering outstanding services and enjoys working as part of the safeguarding team to achieve a common goal.

In her own time, she loves spending time outside, and long walks with the two family dogs. 

Shelley Armstrong

Shelley joined Safeguarding Support in 2020 as an experienced AET-qualified freelance trainer, and now enjoys working across the business, keeping clients as up to date as possible with the ever changing challenges facing safeguarding children in education.

Whilst we aim to simplify safeguarding, Shelley’s passion is to ensure engagement, pride and confidence through training and support. Shelley enjoys applying the competencies gained in different industries and environments to researching, designing, and developing materials for those with the responsibility to safeguard children, and in return has enormous respect for their commitment.

Her experience across the private business sector brings commercial skills to training and her background in psychology and counselling ensure courses are designed and delivered with the learner in mind.

Shelley lives in Yorkshire and enjoys walking her springer spaniels – come rain or shine!

Abigail Havon

Abigail is an experienced AET qualified trainer who began her safeguarding career in the charity sector.  There she was a regional manager and part of the safeguarding leadership team.  She was involved in writing policies and procedures, developing, and delivering training and supporting staff and volunteers to work 121 with children struggling with their literacy. 

She has worked in a variety of business environments gaining experience in different sectors. She has always chosen roles that call for collaboration and communication to bring the best out in people and projects to completion.  Abigail passionately believes that empowering educators to work together as part of a safeguarding team will lead to better outcomes for children and young people. 

As part of the SSL training team her role focuses mainly on delivering virtual training. 

Abigail lives near the Jurassic Coast and enjoys long walks and caring for her jungle of houseplants.  

Carol Stephenson

Carol has spent her entire career teaching in Bradford primary schools. Most recently she was Head Teacher of a large, outstanding, multi-academy trust, inner-city
school where she gained Local Leaders of Education (LLE) status.

Carol is a highly experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead and safeguarding Governor, with an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge. It was through this depth of experience that she became a dedicated representative of Bradford Children’s Safeguarding Board. In June 2019, Carol was awarded a Bradford Safeguarding Champions lifetime achievement award 2019 for her continued work in safeguarding the children of Bradford.

Carol is in-house trained and is NSPCC certified to deliver Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys working on her allotment.