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Sue Dyson
School Effectiveness Specialist

Safeguarding

Telford & Wrekin Council provides a safeguarding training service for schools in Telford and Wrekin, other educational providers, academies and schools in other local authority areas. This service includes both group and bespoke training and consultancy.

Training is provided in line with the requirements of 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and all our training includes information on local perspective and pathways.

The training package is led by a small team of staff with many years of experience in schools and expertise in safeguarding. The team is led by an ex local Headteacher, supported by a previous Early Help Team Leader and Educational Adviser and an experienced safeguarding trainer. 

What we offer

Telford & Wrekin Council’s current safeguarding training package for its schools includes:

  • whole-school basic safeguarding awareness training, ideally delivered in the school setting (one free session per year)
  • basic awareness training ‘mop up’ sessions for new staff (one free place per year; courses are normally held half termly)
  • a two day training course for newly designated safeguarding leads and governors responsible for safeguarding (one place per school every three years)
  • access to an on-line training package (*)
  • a termly twilight update for designated safeguarding leads on current and local issues
  • access to template policies and support work books for designated safeguarding leads and governors
  • mailings to schools and settings with up to date and relevant safeguarding information.

This basic annual package of support can be purchased by other providers within Telford & Wrekin, including colleges and schools in the private sector, at an annual fee.

Please note: (*) Anyone wishing to access on-line training must have previously received at least one session of face to face training.

Depending on the capacity of the team to deliver, this basic annual package of support may also be purchased by schools, academies and other settings outside of Telford & Wrekin. Prices are available on application.

The team also offers a range of additional bespoke consultancy support on the processes associated with safeguarding, and also additional bespoke training, ideally delivered in the school's setting.

Again, depending on capacity, these additional services can also be offered to schools and settings which do not buy into the above package on a pay-as-you-go basis at a supplementary rate.

Customer feedback

"Just a quick thanks for feeding back so quickly! You know from working with us that we want to do everything at the very highest level and as a result will introduce your suggested changes immediately.

I know the staff were very complimentary about the way you approached your work. Many thanks."

Secondary Headteacher

Customer feedback

"Very good training by extremely knowledgeable and experienced trainers. Cathy, Mark and Karen are all very knowledgeable and approachable."

Safeguarding Lead