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Important updates to Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment training courses

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Our team of scriptwriters, presenters and animators have been hard at work updating our Safer Recruitment in Education and Safeguarding Children Level 2 Training courses to make sure that our content aligns more with the KCSIE 2021 changes and we’re pleased to announce the work is now complete! 

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Safeguarding Children Level 2 updates and changes

Slides updated:

  1. Common Warning Signs (now includes info on 'Early Help')
  2. Domestic Abuse (now includes a broader definition that covers teenage relationships and household relationships)

New slides:

  • Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)
  • Peer on Peer Abuse
  • Child Abduction

Additional information:

There are also a number of new text box additional resources throughout that quote a little extra from KCSIE 2021 where relevant, including more in-depth information on Upskirting and Early Help - for example. 

Please note:

Safeguarding Children Training and KCSIE Training have complimentary content, and are best understood as Step 1 and Step 2 of a user's training. Users will need to complete both of them for a thorough understanding. Every update of significance or value from KCSIE 2021 has now been included in SGC Level 2 in a way that makes sense for video-based presentation.  

Safer Recruitment in Education updates and changes

Along with some script changes, the main changes to bring this course in line with KCSIE 2021 are now included:

  • Info on Teacher Status Checks
  • "Teaching Regulation Agency’s Employer Access Service” has replaced “The Government’s Employer Access Online Service" 
  • There are now 4 levels of DBS check (now including the Basic DBS Check)
  • Updated guidance on what and when to refer someone to the DBS
  • The two barred lists – the "Children's Barred" list and the "Adults Barred" list
  • "NQTs" (Newly Qualified Teachers) are now "ECTs" (Early Career's Teachers)
  • ECTs have to complete a statutory induction period. The standard length is now two school years for full-time staff (it used to be 1 school year).

If you have any questions about these changes or would like more information, please contact our Support Team

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