Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People

Online introductory training for people who are in regular contact with children and young people either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work. See Which training is right for me? for further guidance.

This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people.

It is recommended that people undertake Safeguarding Children & Young People Refresher Training every 3 years following completion of this training.

This course should be accessed through your own agency, however for agencies from the smaller third sector, voluntary or private sector (which do not have access to training within their own agency) this course is available via the LSCP.

  • Leeds Community Healthcare staff have access Introduction training in-house via their induction process

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of:

  • An awareness of the signs and indicators that a child is experiencing abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • An awareness of the impact abuse can have on a child's development 
  • An understanding of the importance of being professionally curious and responding to concerns about a child
  • The skills to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns in an appropriate way
  • An understanding of the importance of working alongside others, including family members and other professionals to respond to safeguarding concerns. 
  • A basic understanding of local and national guidelines, policy and procedure relating to safeguarding children 

Pre-requisites

This course should be accessed through your own agency or organisation.

For those smaller third sector, voluntary or private sector organisations (who do not have access to training within their own agency) this course is available via the LSCP. Guidance for in-house delivery is available via the LSCP website.

We would also like to remind people that Introduction training only needs to be completed once. We recommend people update their safeguarding training every 3 years and this is possible by completing our Safeguarding Children & Young People Refresher Training which is currently available online or other topic specific safeguarding courses listed in the menu on the left of this page. 

Dates available:

  • Tuesday 14 May 2024, 09:15 - 14:45 
  • Wednesday 10 July 2024, 09:15 - 14:45

Charging

There is a charge for all private organisation for attendance and non-attendance to training. Third Sector / not-for-profit agencies who have an annual turnover of more than £250k will be charged £50.

LSCP partner agencies, or Third Sector / not-for-profit agencies who have an annual turnover of less than £250k (voluntary, community, faith) will be exempt from charges to attend learning events.  With the exemption of non-attendance as stated below.

All delegates from any agency will be charged £50 for non-attendance at the live session, so you will need to provide billing details when you register for the course. For further information see our Charging Policy.

Delivery method

This session will be delivered live on Zoom from 09:30 - 14:30 and participants will need to attend the full session in a private space with no distractions.

This is an interactive session and in order for participants to fully engage we ask that the training is accessed via a laptop or PC only (no mobile phones or tablets).

Delegates’ videos and microphones should be switched on throughout the whole session.
Only one delegate per device and if accessing in the same room as a colleague please ensure headsets are used.

Further information is available in the LSCP Live Online Training Guide. If you foresee difficulties with these instructions, please first speak to your line manager or internal IT services and if needed contact the LSCP Training team to discuss on lscp.training@leeds.gov.uk.

Please note that if you have already undertaken this training within the last 3 years you should book on to Safeguarding Children & Young People Refresher Training instead.

To secure your place on Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People training course please complete the booking form.

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