Training and Learning 

Service Specifications

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Development of eLearning Material

If you have eLearning capabilities but do not have the expertise to develop safeguarding, child protection and/or safeguarding adults material, let's work together. We have the expertise and can provide you with Learning Management System (LMS) ready material/courses. Whilst not exclusive, examples include: 

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Induction Material.

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Awareness Training.

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedure Inductions/ Guidance.

  • Safer Recruitment Guidance

  • Applying a Safeguarding Code of Conduct 

  • Managing Concerns and Allegations Against Staff 

  • Managing Child Welfare Concerns (including referrals to specialist services).

  • Involving Children and Families in Safeguarding

  • OSCAR - Out of School Care and Recreation Elements

Safeguarding Trainer for Trainer - Aligned to a Bespoke Learning Resource

This course is aligned to organisations commissioning a bespoke safeguarding awareness level learning resource. This is the training that their Trainer for Trainer Pool will receive to deliver to frontline staff. The Trainer for Trainer course is offered over a 2-day format and explores:

  • Best practice in adult learning including being mindful to the emotional component applicable to safeguarding training; and

  • A facilitative guide to the learning resource the Trainer for Trainer participants will be delivering.

  • Exploration of facilitating challenges and coping strategies.

  • Consideration and awareness of potential learner experiences during facilitation.

 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Describe different adult learning theories and styles, identifying their relevance to training facilitation and material.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the emotional component for child protection training and recall management strategies.

  • Explore group dynamics and application when setting group activities.

  • Have a working knowledge of the safeguarding awareness learning resource with confidence in meeting ongoing facilitation requirements.

  • Identify their skills relating to the facilitation of learning material and discussions.

 

To access this training participants must have already received their safeguarding/child protection training which should have supported them in having knowledge and skills in recognising and responding to child welfare concerns.

Safer Recruitment

This course is designed for our children’s workforce members who are responsible for recruiting personnel (e.g. staff, volunteers, etc.). This 1-day course supports participants in understanding the practices that will help to maximise the likelihood of them recruiting suitable personnel and minimise their risks of engaging someone unsuitable, to engage and/or work with our young.

 

The reality is not all people are skilled or suitable to be working with children and young people. Safer recruitment is an essential part of safeguarding and is underpinned in our legislation.  It is important all organisations have rigorous safer recruitment processes in place, it is just the scale that needs to be proportionate to the organisation. 

 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • State safer recruitment legislative requirements.

  • Recall how unsuitable persons may target an organisation and groom its workforce.

  • Identify any existing organisational vulnerabilities, including any that remain when operating to required practice. 

  • Explain the purpose and value of having safer recruitment processes that identify safeguarding attitudes and behaviours.

  • Name interview techniques that support identifying safeguarding attitudes and behaviours.

  • Use a variety of communication methods and skills in engaging candidates and exploring their answers in-depth.

  • Define why organisational values should incorporate and/or be aligned to safeguarding.

  • Gain additional information to make a more informed decision on a candidates’ authenticity and suitability to be engaged and/or work with children/young people.

 

To access this training participants must have already received their safeguarding/child protection training which should have supported them in having knowledge and skills in recognising and responding to child welfare concerns.

Managing Allegations Against Staff

This course is designed for those who are responsible for responding to safeguarding and child protection concerns, including concerns and/or allegations relating to workforce personnel (e.g. staff, volunteers, etc.).  This is most likely to be Designated Safeguarding staff, HR/People and Culture staff, Supervisors, Managers and Welfare Personnel.

 

This 1-day course helps participants gain the skills and confidence needed to manage safeguarding allegations including those of abuse that may be made against workforce personnel. Participants will explore:

 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Explain what an allegation is and how allegations may arise

  • Identify their role and responsibilities in effectively managing allegations.

  • State when concerns should be escalated internally and externally to specialist services e.g. Police.

  • Recognise personal values and how these can have an impact on professional practice.

  • Illustrate practice that is reflective of providing appropriate support to all those involved.

  • Recall considerations when managing the aftermath of any significant cases and/or allegations.

 

To access this training participants must have already received their safeguarding/child protection training which should have supported them in having knowledge and skills in recognising and responding to child welfare concerns.

Putting a Safeguarding Code of Conduct into Practice

Whether Holistic Safeguarding has helped develop your Safeguarding Code of Conduct or if you already have one, this course gives your workforce the knowledge and skills required to put that code into practice.

This 1-day course is aligned to your Safeguarding Code of Conduct and helps participants understand:

  • The purpose and importance of expected behaviours;

  • How when implemented properly a Code of Conduct doesn’t put staff in handcuffs, it enhances practices; and 

  • What to do in those circumstances when a code element may have been breached or doesn’t meet the circumstance being faced e.g. an emergency. 

 

The course is designed to support workforce personnel in feeling confident in their application of the Safeguarding Code of Conduct.  By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • State the purpose and importance behind a Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

  • Recall key aspects relating to safeguarding, child protection and overall vulnerability.

  • Name the impact of adversity and abuse on children/young people and how this may subsequently impact on their behaviour and engagement with organisational services and personnel. 

  • Recall how negative people may groom environments and people to manipulate practice requirements.

  • Explore Safeguarding Code of Conduct application challenges and name a variety of methods to overcome challenges, as well as reflect best practice in working with children and youth.

  • Identify what to do if any Safeguarding Code of Conduct elements have been breached.

  • Confirm safeguarding procedures in reporting any safeguarding concerns relating to children/young people and/or workforce personnel.

  • Participate and demonstrate competence in safeguarding being a shared responsibility.

 

To access this training participants must have already received their safeguarding/child protection training which should have supported them in having knowledge and skills in recognising and responding to child welfare concerns.

Safeguarding for Governance and Leadership

This 1-day course is designed for those who are responsible for their organisation or sector’s Governance and Leadership. This training is specifically tailored for those serving at a strategic level yet are driving and working together with others, to establish the safeguarding culture and operational practice being sought.

 

This course supports guiding participants through all key points for consideration that can be tailored to their organisation’s/sector’s and managed proportionately according to their need, scope and resourcing.

 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Name the relevance of safeguarding to their role and responsibilities.

  • Identify their current and potential future organisational vulnerabilities.

  • Recall best practice organisational safeguarding structures.

  • Describe where safeguarding can be integrated into business and strategic plans.

  • Drive their workforce in establishing a safeguarding culture including monitoring and evaluation strategies.

  • State key factors in being able to resource safeguarding effectively.

 

To access this training participants must have already received their safeguarding/child protection training which should have supported them in having knowledge and skills in recognising and responding to child welfare concerns.

Safeguarding Adults

Many of us serve families Whānau and hold safeguarding responsibilities to our adults who may be at risk, particularly if they are responsible for dependents. This 1-day course explores supporting workforce personnel in recognising how adults may be vulnerable to adversity and abuse and how they may respond should they be worried about someone.

 

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Describe what adversity and abuse are and identify how it may be presented physically and behaviourally.  

  • Recall applicable legislation and guidance, naming the essential elements relating to the protection of adults and children at risk.

  • Explain professional responsibilities concerning the protection of adults and children at risk.

  • Manage safeguarding concerns, including reporting suspected or actual abuse in line with organisational policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate safeguarding as being a shared responsibility. 

Safeguarding Child and Adults Practitioner Core Skills

Listening to children/young people/adults who have experienced adversity and abuse

 

This 1-day course will support specialist practitioners developing or refreshing their knowledge and skills in active listening, as well as creative approaches to listening to a vulnerable person without compromising the possible evidential value of their account.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Define communication.

  • Identify the main elements of responding to a vulnerable person who may have experienced adversity and/or abuse.

  • Describe the possible impact of adversity and abuse on a person and the implications for their ability to describe this experience to others.

  • Name key factors in establishing a safe environment in which our vulnerable people can communicate.

  • Demonstrate a range of listening and communication skills.

  • Reflect key factors in promoting inclusive practice.

  • Make accurate records of the person’s account and additional information shared.

  • Understand the implications of this work on self.

Multi-agency Working

This 1-day course will support specialist practitioners developing or refreshing their knowledge and skills in multi-agency working.  To effectively support our vulnerable we must be able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a wide variety of colleagues, whilst maintaining our organisational role and remits.

This course will help participants explore the benefits and possible challenges surrounding multi-agency working whilst maintaining a vulnerable person focus.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • State the importance of effective multi-agency working.

  • Recall key challenges in multi-agency working and strategies to help overcome these.

  • Identify the importance of effective communication in multi-agency working.

  • Demonstrate the skills needed to promote effective communication between agencies.

  • Remaining vulnerable person focused.

 

Group Work

This 1-day course will support specialist practitioners developing or refreshing their knowledge and skills in learning about groups and develop practice in working with groups. The course is experiential, including participants using their experience of being a member of a learning group as an essential starting point for thinking about group work.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • State the benefits and challenges of group work.

  • Recall group dynamics and processes.

  • Identify key roles and manage power dynamics in group work.

  • Demonstrate a range of group work techniques.

  • Consolidate skills in group facilitation and develop new skills.

Bespoke Training/Workshops/Seminars/ Briefings, etc.

If you are looking to increase safeguarding children /adult awareness and offer learning opportunities, Holistic Safeguarding can assist.  We can cover a variety of topics and meet most needs. We can do this in a variety of ways, to make sure you get the best-tailored solutions. Aside from bespoke needs, in addition to the training and learning services already noted, we also receive common expressions of interest relating to:

  • Safeguarding Refresher Training

  • Safeguarding Children with Additional Needs

  • Safeguarding Families Whānau with Multiple Needs

 

Refresher Safeguarding Training

A course for professionals who have previously attending safeguarding children or adults training and who need to update and refresh their knowledge and skills to safeguard those who may be at risk.

 

Safeguarding children with additional needs

A course helping Professionals develop confidence and knowledge in safeguarding children and young people with additional needs.  A course that helps to ensure our young’s particular vulnerabilities and needs are explored, along with safeguarding best practice. 

 

Safeguarding for families with multiple needs

A course helping Professionals consider the combined impact of adversity and abuse factors such as Family Violence, Substance Use and Parental Mental Ill Health, on children and their families Whānau. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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