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Safeguarding Children and Young People

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Course code
CWC 20/005 

This foundation stage module provides an essential basic introduction to safeguarding children and young people in East Sussex. It is intended for any member of the children's workforce and for any professional or volunteer working with adults who care for children or where children are present in the family. It functions both as a stand-alone module and as an introduction to classroom Child Protection training. This course is mandatory for all staff working with children or in Children's Services.

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Full Description
  • An awareness of current legislation and guidance and how it relates to the safety and welfare of children and young people
  • An understanding of the context in which abuse may occur
  • Knowledge of the various symptoms, indicators and risk factors associated with actual or potential abuse
  • Clarity of constraints and requirements around the levels of statutory intervention with children and their families
  • Understanding of how your role fits into the safeguarding process
  • An understanding of the importance of good observation and record keeping within your role


Children's Workforce 
Children's Workforce - Chaperone Training
Children's Workforce - Early Help, Social Care and SEND
Children's Workforce - Early Years and Childcare
Children's Workforce - ESCC staff
Children's Workforce - Foster Carers
Children's Workforce - Public Sector Partners
Children's Workforce - Safeguarding
Children's Workforce - Schools and Governors
Children's Workforce - Voluntary and Community Sector 
Target Audience
Access & Assessment Officers (AAO)
Administrative Staff
All users
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)
AMHP Managers
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
ASC Event open to relevant Children's Services staff
ASC Staff
Assessment & Care Management
Best Interest Assessors
Best Interest Authorisers
Care Workers - Dementia Services
Care Workers - Domicilliary
Care Workers - Learning Disability
Care Workers - Older People
Care Workers - Residential
Carers (unpaid)
CET staff
Chefs/Kitchen Staff
Chief Execs staff
Childminders - EYEE Childminders
Childminders - Pre Reg Childminder
Children's Services
Children's Services Staff (ESCC)
CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care
Deputy Headteachers / Heads of School
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Directly Provided Services (ESCC)
Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT)
Enquiry Managers (Safeguarding)
Enquiry Officers (Safeguarding)
ESCC staff
Executive Headteachers
EYFS Practitioners
Fire Service
Foster Carers
Governors - Academies
Governors - Chair of Governors
Governors - Clerk to Governors
Governors - Independent
Governors - Maintained Schools
Governors - Safeguarding Link Governors
Health Care
Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)
Home Carers
HSCC - Customer Access Advisors (CAA)
HSCC - Team Leaders (TL)
Independent class music teachers
Integrated Senior Support Workers (ESBT)
JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams
Learning Disability Services (ESCC)
Music leaders
New ASC Staff
New Staff
Newly Qualified Social Workers
Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Older Peoples Services (ESCC)
Operations Manager
Orbis staff
Other Local Authority
Personal Assistants (Care)
Personnel & Training staff
Police Staff
Practice Managers
Preschool SENCO
Probation Service
PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector)
Reception Teachers
Registered Managers
Resource Officers
SEND Practitioners
Senior Access & Assessment Officers (SAAO)
Senior Practitioners
Senior Resource Officers
Sensory Impairment
Social Care (non Social Worker)
Social Workers
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Teachers of music in schools
Teaching Assistants
Teaching Staff
Team Leaders
Voluntary and Community Sector (commissioned)
Voluntary and Community Sector (non commissioned)
Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Youth Workers 
Estimated Duration
40 mins 
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (