Why choose One Education for Safeguarding
We are passionate about supporting schools and academies with a shared commitment and belief that all children have the right to feel safe, secure and protected from any kind of abuse.
Covid-19, and our determination to keep our students safe, has created considerable extra demands on staff in school. We recognised the need to commission additional resources into the Attendance and Safeguarding Team. Attendance Advisers from One Education have worked alongside the team and we have found this support invaluable as a short-term provision.
I found the safeguarding conference 2020 to be useful and informative especially in my role as Safeguarding Governor. Lots of useful websites and resources. I particularly enjoyed the workshops on FGM and DV.
Having regular opportunities to reflect on and evaluate your establishment's practice, procedures and effectiveness is essential. Working with One Education allowed us to review our work and move forward, which especially strengthened both pupils' and staff's safeguarding understanding, record keeping, sharpened our professional curiosity and deepening our safeguarding culture.
Our Safeguarding self–assessment has been really helpful in ensuring that our practice and policies are effective. The team have offered expertise and conducted a thorough review of the way our school safeguards and protects young people. As a start up school, in our second year of operation, the report and next steps will provide OfSTED reassurance that our practice has been reviewed and is sound.
Drawing upon safeguarding expertise to work closely with the attendance team to support parents in gaining information, for example, Early Help referrals
Safeguarding Support Package
Our Safeguarding Support Package is tailored to the needs of the each individual school or academy. It could include a safeguarding self-assessment, an invitation to the annual safeguarding conference and access to in house support including accredited training sessions. These can also be purchased separately as and when your school requires additional support.
We will assist your staff in evaluating your current safeguarding and child protection arrangements, policy and procedures. One of our safeguarding specialists will visit your school and facilitate critical reflection and will provide constructive advice and recommendations to ensure that you have robust, relevant and useful safeguarding arrangements in place. The assessment also considers how well your school meets Ofsted standards and statutory requirements as well as examining overall effectiveness of practice.
Annual Safeguarding Conference
Our Safeguarding Children Conference brings together national leaders & experts in safeguarding and child protection. It is ideal for head teachers and any educator within a safeguarding role.
The conference features highly regarded keynote speakers and insightful, practical workshops on various safeguarding topics making this annual event unmissable for schools. As well as valuable networking time, DSLs and school leaders have the opportunity to hear the latest developments in safeguarding children and way in which to build on established best practice.
Training for Schools
In line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, establishments should ensure that all of their staff are appropriately trained in safeguarding. Our safeguarding specialists deliver specialist training to schools and academies throughout the northwest including:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training (CPD Certified Learning)
This training for all designated safeguarding leads serves as a great introduction to the role as well as an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of how to recognise and respond to concerns and disclosures of abuse, in line with current legislation.
CPD Certified DSL Training is essential training for all safeguarding leads. It outlines the statutory safeguarding responsibilities of schools and academies, including Ofsted expectations and recognised good practise. Learn or refresh your knowledge of how to recognise and respond to concerns and disclosures of abuse. By the end of the training, you should feel confident in managing safeguarding issues in an education setting and be able to contribute effectively to the child protection process.
Our safeguarding training is held on various dates throughout the year to suit your school’s needs and suitable for Early Years, Primary schools and Secondary schools. This can also be delivered within your school setting or across a trust or collaborative schools.
Introduction to Safeguarding (CPD Certified Learning)
Introduction to Safeguarding will ensure that everyone in your school is confident in recognising and responding to signs of abuse. This training incorporates effective record keeping, learning from serious case reviews and an overview of the latest Ofsted requirements and legal framework.
This training course can be delivered as a half day or two twilights and possibly part of your teacher training day in your school. It is crucial that ALL your staff have this training.
"A full, comprehensive delivery of training in an informal, friendly yet professional manner." ~ Emma Neary, Bridgelea Primary School Manchester.
Online Safety Training (Specialist)
This training will provide staff with an overview of the many issues that young people may face in an increasingly digial world. The training will cover cyberbullying, sexting, online grooming, radicalisation & extremism, social media and gaming.
This is an interactive session, which can also be delivered to parents and students.
Safer Recruitment in Education (Specialist)
This training is accredited by The Safer Recruitment Consortium.
Every school and academy recruitment panel must include at least one accredited person. Improved awareness and understanding of offender behaviour, helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable staff.
This one day training considers policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse, includes new course materials and is delivered by our HR team.
Professional Casework Supervision
The Government's, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ requires Safeguarding Lead professionals to receive appropriate supervision, echoed by learning from serious case reviews.
Our experienced and NSPCC qualified safeguarding specialists offer supervision to support Designated Safeguarding Leads and front-line practitioners with any professional concerns they may have about individual children and families.
Regular supervision ensures that staff are supported to:
- Manage the emotional component of this challenging role and reduce professional isolation
- Ensure that practice is safe
- Ensure that work with children and families is quality assured
Our casework supervision is effective for:
- Reviewing and progressing caseload
- Reflecting on current and past practice
- Building networks of support
- Offering caseload guidance and second opinions
- Providing emotional support and reducing professional isolation
Policy and Practice Development
The need for your school to feel confident that your policies incorporate the latest safeguarding legislation and guidance is essential.
We can support you to review and update your school safeguarding policy and procedures with a focus on ensuring that they are personal and relevant to your school community and are in line with educational legislation.
Casework with children and families
Vulnerable pupils may have emotional, social and development barriers to learning which can cause challenging situations for some schools.
Actively involving the child’s family can promote better social skills, improved behaviour, higher attendance records and higher grades.
We understand these challenges and can offer support to your school. Our safeguarding specialists will lead on early help assessments and undertake casework to help families who are in need of support. Elements of effective work with families include engaging pupils with their families; providing direct assistance with challenges the family is facing and continuing to assess their strengths, needs, and progress.
Working with a multi-agency team, we adopt a child-centred approach to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
We offer you the reassurance that our trained and experienced safeguarding team will maintain accurate and detailed records and undertake casework supervision.