Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for Supply Staff (2023-2024)

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Lorna Ponambalum Senior leader and safeguarding consultant
Course 1hr 36min 10 modules

This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a member of supply staff.

CPD Certified

New ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance has been published and will become statutory from 1 September 2023

All staff, including supply staff, have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. They should be aware of systems within their school or college that support safeguarding, understand their role in the early help process, be able to recognise signs of abuse, and know how and to whom to escalate referrals. 

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a member of supply staff. 

All schools should continue to adhere to the current ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance until 1 September 2023.

Please note: This course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.

Designed in line with the following: 

  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Working together to safeguard children 
  • What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for practitioners 
  • Children Act 1989 and 2004 
  • The Education Act 2002 and 2011

Please note that this course explores sensitive topics that some viewers may find distressing.