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Commissioning external safeguarding training

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    YVONNE Richards

    I’m really interested to hear how people make decisions about where they get their training. How do you make decisions on the quality of training – assuming that this is a key factor?


    Ceri Stokes

    Really good question. Obviously we ( as DSL) have to train through our LSGB and then train up our staff, which can have some issues ( but its good to hear specialist in certain fields, which can be really tricky. Word of mouth, experience and some have even suggested I watch them deliver inset at other schools. Quality is key. Safeguarding is hard enough to deliver. if the speaker isn’t on topic, have the correct info or engaging then you can loose staff support very quickly.



    Word of mouth / recommendations are important. Qualifications and accreditations should be in place but it’s true that you need to have an engaging presenter or it all becomes very boring.

    I also think it’s important that the trainer knows that they are there to help the DSL / SLT – not to distract from the school’s internal training.

    Of course having good training brought in doesn’t mean that anyone will actually engage with it and learn anything, but that’s a separate issue…

    Would be good if there was follow-up or something beyond the session.

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