The Benefits of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Safeguarding
17th March 2023
CPD links formal and information learning directly to your professional practice and is an investment in yourself. CPD in Safeguarding provides a range of benefits for safeguarding leads and a valuable opportunity to maintain and enhance knowledge, skills and confidence, and to improve the effectiveness of their safeguarding work.
Here at Safeguarding Support Ltd we underpin the principles of developing skills and knowledge of safeguarding by offering our Prime Package subscribers regular CPD Power Hour sessions.
Here are some of the most significant benefits:
Keeping up-to-date: CPD sessions help safeguarding leads stay current with the changes to legislation or guidance, trends, and best practices in their field, ensuring they are equipped to respond to new and emerging risks and challenges. Leads can also ensure that their Trust, school or educational setting is adhering to best practice and providing the highest level of protection for vulnerable individuals. ensures that they are equipped to respond to new and emerging risks and challenges.
Enhancing knowledge and skills: CPD sessions can provide safeguarding leads with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain a deeper understanding of safeguarding issues. This can include training on specific aspects of safeguarding, such as risk assessment, child protection, or information sharing. This can help safeguarding leads to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities and develop effective strategies for managing them.
Sharing best practices: CPD sessions can provide safeguarding leads with the opportunity to network with other professionals and share best practice. This can help safeguarding leads to learn from the experiences of others and develop new ideas and approaches to safeguarding.
Networking: CPD sessions provide opportunities for safeguarding leads to network with other professionals in their field. This can help build relationships, collaborate on projects, and access new opportunities.
Demonstrating commitment: Participating in CPD sessions demonstrates a safeguarding lead’s commitment to their role, and their willingness to continuous learning to improve their knowledge and skills. his can help build trust and confidence among colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.
How we help with CPD
By offering a wide range of formal and informal activities that can count as professional development. Such as:
- Regular CPD live Power Hour sessions updating and reinforcing Safeguarding teams knowledge of the latest emerging safeguarding trends
- Signposting to relevant journals, articles or books
- Providing up to date and relevant training
- Opportunity to network through professional online forums
- Raising awareness of relevant professional events.
CLICK HERE to find out more about our Safeguarding training opportunities, or if you would like to find out more about our CPD live Power Hour sessions please get in touch on 01274 752299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.