Well I think all safeguarding training is the same!

When it comes to safeguarding training there is lots of choice. There are webinars, online training modules and face-to-face. Some are CPD accredited, some are not. When looking at the online training, what is similar are the learning objectives. This is to be expected as specific elements need to be explored for example during designated safeguarding lead training.

However, how can you be sure that staff understand the subtle nuances of safeguarding contextually to their organisation? A major part is staff engaging with the safeguarding training as it is specific to their organisation. For example, safeguarding training for those who speak to potentially vulnerable people on the phone should be different to safeguarding training for those visiting potentially vulnerable people in their homes. Sporting organisations, education settings, care homes and charities each have their own safeguarding vulnerabilities and although legislation overlaps, there are many other pieces of guidance and examples of serious case reviews that are very specific.

Examples of where things go wrong really focus the mind and help individuals accept that it could happen to us. The reasons we have reviews when things go wrong is to look at the learning. I accept the same mistakes do seem to happen again and again, but that makes it even more important that we keep reviewing and learning and changing.

I think my real point is that when you choose your safeguarding training you need to look beyond the price, whether it is CPD accredited and is the company well known. Although these things will play a part, consider, is this training relevant to my organisation, is it specific enough? Can my staff engage with this training? How can I assess whether my staff have better safeguarding knowledge as a result of the training?

KeysToSafeguarding offer a wide range of CPD accredited, interactive safeguarding training which includes an assessment of learning. We offer training which is very specific to types of organisation. For example, safeguarding children in practice in football, the essential trustee, accurate recording in care homes and many, many more.