Virtual Safeguarding Training for schools and education

This page contains details of the virtual safeguarding training offered specifically to schools, colleges and educational settings.

Please click on the course you wish to attend, read the compulsory information provided. You can then book by clicking onto the date you require below:

(May 2024 – Dec 2024)

Safeguarding Session

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Available Dates

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Safer Recruitment
Wed 3 Jul 2024 (10-12pm)
Wed 09 Oct 2024 (10-12pm)
2 Hours
Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher (existing DSL’s)
Thurs 09 May 2024 (10am-12pm)
Mon 01 July 2024 (10am-12pm)
Tues 17 Sept 2024 (10am-12pm)
Wed 06 Nov 2024 (10am-12pm)
2 hours
Designated Safeguarding Lead (for DSL’s new to the role)*
+Wed 03 Jul 2024 (1pm-4pm)
*Wed 02 Oct 2024 (9:30-12:30pm)
*Wed 27 Nov 2024 (9:30-12:30pm)
+Virtual session
3 hours
*Face to Face sessions
Safer Working Practices (including Safer Recruitment & Managing Allegations)
Wed 26 Jun 2024 (1pm – 4pm)
Sept – Dec to be Confirmed
3 hours
Whole Staff Safeguarding Session
Thurs 27 Jun 2024 (9am – 11am)
Sept – Dec to be Confirmed
2 hours
Prevent Session
Wed 22 May 2024 (1pm – 3pm)
Sept – Dec to be Confirmed
1. 5 hours

**Those new to DSL Role or have not completed the statutory DSL training in the last 2 years

WSCP has resumed face-to-face whole staff safeguarding sessions in schools and safeguarding ‘health checks’ for educational settings.  If you wish to book a session or an safeguarding audit/health check for your school, college or educational setting in please contact Amanda Waterfall on 07795 617 644 or email [email protected].

You will need to have registered with WSCP before you can book onto any training, for help in doing this, click on the document below:


Non-attendance  – ALL school safeguarding sessions will be charged for in full, regardless if you are able to attend, unless 3 days notice of cancellation is given.  An alternative date will be offered to the delegate to attend.


What were the key learning points from the session you attended?

  • ‘Great refresher and useful to discuss topics with a range of professionals’. 
  • ‘I came away feeling more confident over the role. I also recognised that actually, I was quite well informed of the role already’.
  • ‘It is always timely to reflect on good practice and to evaluate our own misconceptions. Learning points were covered effectively – 1. Terms involved in safeguarding and the types of different abuse – always useful to refresh our knowledge, especially in this digital age. 2. To know our roles in safeguarding – everyone’s! 3. To ensure our school practices are safe and robustly monitored and  report keeping is effective and routinely revisited. 4. To ensure the safety of both ourselves, and children in our school environment. 5. To be aware of how to report concerns – both within the school hierarchy, but also within social services. Thank you!’
  • ‘Lots of information and ideas on how to share with the rest of our staff’
  • ‘Valuable information that covered all areas in a school setting’.
  • ‘It makes you realise that no matter how small, if you think there is a problem, speak out’.
  • ‘Good to reinforce the high standards and good practice that we already have in place. Some ‘easy wins’ to how support how we can make what we do even better’.

How will the Key Learning Points impact on your practice moving forward?

  • ‘Give greater confidence in the thresholds of need and knowledge of how to get support at each level – we are never alone in safeguarding’.
  • ‘There were lots of updates since my last training session, which I will put into practice going forward’
  • ‘To ensure all members of staff can recognise signs of safeguarding issues and have a strong knowledge of how to respond and follow up all concerns’.
  • ‘To ensure that everyone at the school works together to give the staff and children a safe environment’.
  • Talking about other reporting systems and using 7-minute briefing, which we are now adding to our briefing sessions each week. This will help keep the staff thinking about elements of safeguarding’.
  • ‘ALL front-line staff need to be able to recognise the early signs of radicalisation. How the local profile can be helpful in assessing those who could be drawn into terrorism. Dealing with concerns. Explaining the Channel Process. Knowing about these will support me in my role as a tutor and DSL’

Other comments

  • ‘Really, really useful, it was a good pace, we appreciated all the links to go back and check things, the slides are a useful reminder as well’
  • ‘I found the training extremely useful, and it gave me a lot of reminders or better understanding of terms/organisations I had already heard of and knew a bit about e.g., LADO, Operation Encompass, Private Fostering, etc’.
  • ‘The session reinforced and gave us a chance to reflect on why we do what we do. It also gives us the confidence to continue as we do’.
  • ‘Easy to access, friendly and helpful and informative, Thank you’.

‘Thank you to Amanda for another well led session, as always! Delivery was comprehensive but allowed for useful questions and discussion to be integrated too, which made our learning more personalised and contextual to our school and needs’.

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