As a Trust, safeguarding is our utmost priority. Our team of DSL’s need to be supported fully to ensure that they are well-equipped to discharge their duties effectively, and in doing so, we view the team at Safeguarding Support Ltd as a vital partner in this regard. The advice, guidance and support is valued tremendously, whether this is via face-to-face training, online training or through DSL Supervision. The team at Safeguarding Support Ltd are easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable and they are also able to challenge our thinking to ensure our staff, trustees and governors have a deep understanding around the context of safeguarding and also their responsibilities around the management of safeguarding.
iExel Education Trust
We found the Safeguarding review extremely useful and good value for money. The session felt very supportive- where gaps were identified, Yvonne worked with us on the day to ensure we had the most up to date legislation and appropriate paperwork, so we were able to immediately implement changes. Her safeguarding knowledge is exceptional. It is invaluable to have a safeguarding guru on your side. As a headteacher you often feel you have so many plates to spin and safeguarding is an area that you simply can not afford to get wrong!
The review feedback has been a very useful tool- we have been able to work quickly through the action points and now feel very confident that are safeguarding arrangements are effective. Governors also found the documents useful. Yvonne has been very supportive with any follow up queries, and we will certainly be making it an annual part of our school improvement cycle. I would highly recommend Safeguarding Support.
Headteacher – Canterbury Nursery School
In 2021, we sought a consultant to support the Trust in providing professional safeguarding expertise and to provide assurance that all primary schools within the Trust meet their safeguarding responsibilities and are compliant in keeping children safe.
Following a fully transparent procurement process we opted to work with Safeguarding Support Limited as they listened to our requirements and were able to offer a completely bespoke safeguarding package designed specifically to meet the needs of the Trust and ensure a standardised approach.
We believe working with Safeguarding Support Limited has strengthened our standardisation, improved our systems and procedures and given us the confidence and knowledge to challenge behaviours, attitudes, and cultures to achieve the very best outcomes for our pupils and their families.
Galileo Multi Academy Trust
“The audit we have with Yvonne was excellent. It delved into areas of Safeguarding which wouldn’t ordinarily be covered by other auditing processes. Yvonne also gave lots of really useful hints and tips as to how we could action things – it wasn’t just a list of things we need to do, but how to do them too.
Yvonne tailored the day to suit us – we covered a lot in one day and have come out of it with a really useful document which we’ve already begun to action. We will definitely schedule in another audit in the future.
I would recommend Safeguarding Support Ltd because the review was thorough and rigorous whilst also meeting our needs as a school.”
Headteacher – Primary School
“I was unsure how the training would work with it being presented on Zoom due to the nature of the subject. My reservations were not realised due to the professionalism, experience and knowledge that the course facilitators brought. Thank you for your time and for making the training engaging, interesting and relevant. The course content was spot on.”
Carl – Inclusion Manager
“Safeguarding support deliver all aspects of Safeguarding training and support in a very friendly, positive and helpful way. At our whole school training, they made us all feel at ease and during the training they gave scenario’s that could happen – which made us understand how, why and action to take. We will definitely be using them again – I highly recommend their service.”
Business Manager – Primary School
“Yvonne was an exceptional trainer, she was very clear and concise, would speak openly and respond to all questions in detail. I would highly recommend her. Fantastic!The training was thorough with a large range of case studies, information and new material which I did not expect to receive. It was thought-provoking and engaging throughout.”
Jess – Assistant Vice Principal
“Yes, very detailed information regarding other agencies/ partners. Very detailed description of roles and responsibilities of DSLs and whole staff within the Academy. Process and referrals discussed and then given opportunity to explore this practically in ‘real life’ scenario with case studies.”
Kelly – Assistant Vice Principal