The below training courses are targeted at classes of 8 – 12 delegates. Whilst larger class sizes are possible by agreement, the content may need to be changed or adapted for greater numbers (following discussion of the needs for any particular client).

For groups with less than 8 delegates, a form of ‘master-class’ will be introduced with the  potential for more intensive one to one training or bespoke input.

Certificates are provided to delegates for all training course attendances, together with any other continuing personal development sessions.

Course 1121:

Child Protection Awareness Workshop

This workshop can be tailored to a variety of different groups of delegates and can run between 1 – 4 hours duration. Time required would depend upon the levels of experiences and respective roles of the participants, as well as availability to attend. Effective child protection work across organisations is built upon a foundation where as many people as possible possess up to date awareness and knowledge of the key considerations and imperatives.

The course is targeted at expatriate communities and organisations and the individuals within them who have contact with or access to children but possess limited safeguarding or child protection knowledge and experience. It can also be used as a refresher for these groups of people as well.

Whilst these workshops are tailored to the global ‘International School’ work context, the program content can be adapted where necessary to specifically support other types of organisations involved with children.

Full details: COURSE 1121 Child Protection Awareness Workshop

Courses 1122(a) & 1122(b): 

Level One – Introductory Training (half-day or full-day course)

This half-day introductory course is targeted at those employees who have had little or no safeguarding training, as well as those who are looking for a basic update and refresher course.

The program is tailored to the global ‘International School’ workplace, albeit content can be adapted to specifically support other organisations if necessary.

Alternatively, depending upon intended delegates and their roles within International Schools or other organisations, a full-day version of this training is deliverable. This program is targeted at key stakeholders, senior leadership personnel, and those staff who are likely to become ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ (DCPOs), ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’ (DSLs), ‘Child Protection Officers’ (CPOs) or similar. Within the introduction to this program there is a brief focus on relevant strategic considerations. To further support International Schools in this regard, it is also possible to incorporate some targeted input into the half-day course on safeguarding strategy.

Full details: COURSES 1122(a) & 1122(b) Level One Training

Courses 1123(a) & 1123(b):

Level Two – Advanced Training (one-day or two day course)

This one day advanced course (1123a) is targeted at key stakeholders, senior leadership and those staff who are or who are likely to become ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ (DCPOs), ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’ (DSLs), ‘Child Protection Officers’ (CPOs) or similar, as well as those who are looking for an up to date advanced refresher course.

The program is tailored to the global ‘International School’ workplace (though content can be adapted to specifically support other organizations if necessary).

Where time permits there is a two-day adaption of this course (1123b), where there is a more in depth focus on the roles of senior leadership and designated safeguarding staff. This course includes greater opportunities for the extended examination of pertinent case studies.

Full details: COURSES 1123(a) & 1123(b) Level Two Training

Courses 1124(a) & 1124(b):

Level Three – Specialist Training (one day or two day course)

This one or enhanced two day training program is firmly targeted at those staff taking on an International School leadership responsibility or a bespoke safeguarding or child protection role. A good overview can be obtained on the full one-day training event, however more time can be spent on case studies and scenario related role-play examination and practice if the two-day course is selected.

Full details: COURSES 1124(a) & 1124(b) Level Three Training

Courses 1125(a) & 1125(b):

Level One & Level Two Combined (one day or two day course)

This one or extended two-day training course is targeted at those employees who have had basic or introductory safeguarding training, as well as those who are looking for a combined introductory and advanced update or refresher course.

The program is tailored to the global ‘International School’ workplace, albeit content can be adapted to support other organisations if necessary.

This adaptable training approach was put together initially for a number of international schools that respectively had to respond to safeguarding crises. A timely and effective means of ensuring key staff were trained to the ‘Designated Child Protection Officer’ level was therefore imperative. Other schools have experienced the one-day or the two-day program as beneficial from a logistical and financial standpoint. These schools were able to link the training to scheduled school in-service days and so to facilitate optimal staff attendance in terms of numbers.

Full details: COURSES 1125(a) & 1125(b) Levels 1&2 Combined

Courses 1126(a) & 1126(b):

Level Two & Level Three Combined (one day or two day course)

This one or extended two-day training course is targeted at International School key stakeholders (senior managers, Governors, Board Members, Administration staff and others) and Designated Child Protection Officers who have already undertaken basic or introductory safeguarding training. The course also acts as a combined advanced and specialist update or refresher course for those previously trained to these levels or standards.

Whilst the program is tailored to the global ‘International School’ workplace the content can be adapted to support other organisations where necessary.

This training approach was put together initially for a number of International Schools that respectively had to respond to safeguarding crises. A timely and effective means of ensuring key staff can be trained to the ‘Designated Child Protection Officer’ level was therefore imperative. Other schools have also experienced the one-day and the two-day programs as beneficial from a logistical and financial standpoint. Schools have been able to link the training to scheduled school in-service days and therefore facilitate the requisite time for key stakeholder attendance.

Full details: COURSES 1126(a) & 1126(b) Levels 2&3 Combined

Course 1127:

Safer Recruitment Training (full-day course)

Details to follow

Course 1128:

Train the Trainer Safeguarding Course (full-day course)

Details to follow

Course 1129:

Safeguarding & Child Protection Workshop for School Nurses and Medical Staff for International Schools (full-day course)

Details to follow

Course 11210(a):

‘Investigative Interviewing Module’

Level Three Specialist – One Day Training (Bronze Level)

This training module is designed as a one-day basic workshop for delegates who have qualified to level three (specialist level) …or the equivalent…in safeguarding and child protection. The focus of the input is around the investigative interviewing of both children and young people as potential victims of abuse, as well as the questioning of other children or adults as possible witnesses.

Whilst it is recognized and understood that the ‘investigative role’ is something that should not be encouraged for all International Schools or their staff (remaining the domain and ultimate responsibility of the local statutory and law enforcement authorities), it can in some areas of the world be extremely useful and beneficial to understand at least some of these basic skills in relation to forensic interviewing. Such an understanding could at the very least help reduce the risk of inappropriate questioning of victims and witnesses, whilst at best could be invaluable in supporting an internal investigation deemed necessary by the school’s senior leadership team.

This is a basic bronze level training program. For more advanced input on investigative interviewing, silver level (two day) and gold level (five day) training courses are available.

Full details: COURSE 11210(a) Investigative Interviewing

Course 11210(b):

‘Investigative Interviewing Module’

Level Three Specialist – One Day Training (Silver Level – two day course)

Details to follow

Course 11210(c):

‘Investigative Interviewing Module’

Level Three Specialist – One Day Training (Gold Level – five day course)

Details to follow

Course 11211:

Workshop on the Role of Designated Child Protection Officers (DCPOs)

Details to follow

Course 11212:

Information Sharing, Data Protection & General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Level Three Specialist – (one day training course)

Details to follow

Course 11213:

Homestays and Travel – Field Trip Safeguarding

Level Three Specialist – (one day training course)

Details to follow

Course 11214(a) and 11214(b):

Crisis Management Training (one or two day training course)

Details to follow

Course 11215:

Family Liaison Officer (FLO) training

Details to follow

Course 11216:

Child Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking

Details to follow