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A safeguarding training course next week for volunteer managers and trustees still has vacancies!
Taking place on 21 February from 9.30am – 4pm, at Acorn House in Truro, the course is £65 for attendees, and includes lunch. You can book via the Volunteer Cornwall website if you are interested, via a very discrete button above the social media links at the bottom of the page!
What does this course entail?
This shorter one-day course is designed to give managers and trustees the skills, understanding and confidence to undertake their role to ensure the wellbeing of others, including the prevention of abuse and neglect.
All our safeguarding courses have the Child Tier 2 training and Adult safeguarding training at their heart, with the addition of specific information for individual roles. However, there is an assumption that attendees have a basic knowledge due to their role.
Who would benefit from this course?
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and having an understanding of the issues and processes is essential for anyone, regardless of role or status as paid employee or volunteer. However, there are also both legislative and specific role responsibilities for trustees and managers around:
- Leadership and accountability
- The organisation and its beneficiaries
- People and risk
No formal qualifications are necessary but a reasonable standard of English will be expected.
What does the course cover?
- The importance of safeguarding – children & adults revision
- Enabling trustees and managers to understand how to:
- Act in the best interest of children & adults
- Take all reasonable steps to prevent any harm
- Assess and manage risk
- Put safeguarding policies and procedures in place
- Ensure Safer Recruitment processes are adequate
- Undertake ongoing monitoring and reviewing
- Respond appropriately to allegations of abuse
How is the course assessed?
On completion of this non-accredited course, an in-house certificate of attendance and participation will be issued. Group discussions and various activities / exercises form the basis of the assessment.