voluntary sector Training
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Effective Safeguarding Across the Voluntary Sector

voluntary sector Training

09:15 - 16:15

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Central London

 

Effectively keeping people safe from harm relies on a whole organisation approach to safeguarding which places the safety of children and adults at risk at the centre of your work.

This one-day course is designed to deliver a comprehensive insight on how you can improve safeguarding in charities and voluntary organisations in England. It will explain the key legal and regulatory duties on organisations to protect children and adults at risk of harm and how to meet the duties through establishing effective policies, procedures and practices. The course will introduce key preventative measures and responding well to concerns and allegations which may arise.

It is designed for strategic and operational leaders to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate their approach to safeguarding. The course includes interactive, practical exercises and space to consider how to implement safe working practices.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand key concepts in safeguarding and preventing harm
  • Get acquainted with relevant legislation, regulatory duties, guidance and bodies that provides the framework for safeguarding in voluntary organisation
  • Learn how to effectively manage concerns of someone being at risk of or experiencing harm
  • Identify the relevant roles and responsibilities needed in an organisation to safeguard
  • Find out how to plan, deliver, monitor and assure your safeguarding practice
Confirmed:

Expert Trainer

Tom BurkeFreelance Consultant

Tom Burke is currently a freelance consultant specialising in work with voluntary organisations. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas. He has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection training for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and adults at risk of harm. He was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide and an assessor of organisations seeking accreditation under the Sound Systems safeguarding standards.

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09:15

Coffee and Registration


09:45

Trainer’s Welcome and Introductions

Tom BurkeFreelance Consultant


10:00

Introduction to Safeguarding

  • Considering what ‘safeguarding’ actually means and quickly recognising safeguarding concerns when they arise
  • Identifying key groups at risk of harm
  • Understanding the legal framework for safeguarding
  • Key safeguarding services and agencies


11:20

Morning Break


11:40

Understanding Harm in Safeguarding of Children and Adults at Risk

  • Identifying types and indicators of harm and abuse
  • Reducing the barriers to identifying harm
  • Enabling effective procedures for expressions of concern


12:45

Lunch


13:30

Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities to Enable Effective Safeguarding

  • Responding to safeguarding concerns
  • The role of a designated safeguarding officer
  • Recognising and clarifying the leaders roles in safeguarding


14:40

Afternoon Break


15:00

Implementing Effective Safeguarding Practices in Your Organisation

  • Aiding organisational risk management
  • Monitoring and evaluating safeguarding practice
  • Learning from experience and enabling positive change


16:00

Evaluation, Feedback and Final Questions

*Programme subject to change


Tom Burke

Tom Burke is currently a freelance consultant specialising in work with voluntary organisations. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas. He has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection training for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and adults at risk of harm. He was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide and an assessor of organisations seeking accreditation under the Sound Systems safeguarding standards.

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In-house Option

We can also run this course for you, at your organisation, at a time and date that suits you. Please email inhouse@insidegovernment.co.uk for more info.