Safeguarding Champions Training

Whether you are introducing new Safeguarding Governance arrangements by implementing a safeguarding champions model or want to offer development days for your existing safeguarding champions then this bespoke training is for your organisation.

What is a Safeguarding Champion?

A safeguarding champion is a proactive individual who takes a lead role in advocating and implementing safeguarding practices. This role is particularly important when you want to develop a safer culture based on good practice and shared responsibility.

Safeguarding Champions actively promote awareness of safeguarding issues and encourage a culture that prioritises the wellbeing and safety of individuals. They may contribute to the development and review of your safeguarding policies and procedures and offer support and guidance to colleagues and/or volunteers who have safeguarding concerns or questions relating to safeguarding.

What will you learn on a Safeguarding Champions Training Course?

  • Understand internal Safeguarding Policy and Procedures both for children and adults.
  • Understand the purpose and importance of the safeguarding champion.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the ‘Safeguarding Champion’ ( or agree if a new role) and explore what this means for you for safer working practices.
  • Create/review safeguarding champion guidelines for practice that cover safeguarding within your organisation
  • Explore a strategy and create an action plan to promote safeguarding through all areas of business
  • Understand the need to be active in responding to safeguarding concerns.
  • Understand and commit to a safer culture and a risk management culture.
  • To support the Designated Safeguarding Lead officer by developing an evaluation strategy that is linked to measurable outcomes, for example: audit plans
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of other safeguarding partners Understand the challenges and barriers to effective information sharing within the group.
  • Take time for action planning for ownership, embedding the safeguarding champion’s structure and a communications strategy.

What additionally will you Learn from the Safeguarding Champions Training Course?

  • To review the implementation of the Safeguarding champions and review their roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how to refer to concerns/allegations to statutory agencies.
  • Understand how to respond to those subject of concerns or allegations of abuse
  • Understand and further explore your role and responsibilities as a safeguarding champion
  • Set expectations for the next year
  • Develop an action plan to apply learning to professional practice.

Who is a Safeguarding Champions Training Course for?

A safeguarding Champions training course is typically designed for individuals within organisations who have an interest and enthusiasm for safeguarding and are able to take on more specific responsibilities related to safeguarding.

Safeguarding Champions Training may be beneficial for:

Designated Safeguarding Leads/Officers

Health care Professionals

HR Professionals

Volunteer coordinator

Registered care home managers

Service Managers

Area or Regional Managers

Housing Managers /Officers

What are the Roles and Responsibilities for a Safeguarding Champion?

The roles and responsibilities of a Safeguarding Champion can vary depending on the organisations structure and specific safeguarding needs.

Roles and responsibilities should cover these areas of Safeguarding Governance:

  • Promoting awareness
  • Providing readily available advice, guidance and support
  • Managing incidents
  • Safeguarding training
  • Compliance and audit
  • Recording

Safeguarding Champions play a crucial role in creating and maintaining a safe and supportive environment, where the wellbeing and protection of individuals are prioritised.

How to book this course

To book this course please speak to a friendly member of our team to arrange the training. Or click the link below and fill in our contact form and a member of our team will email you to arrange a call. Please contact us by email if you have any questions regarding this the Champions training course.

Why take your Training with The Athena Programme?

At The Athena Programme we provide training and consultancy services to professionals and volunteers whose roles it is to keep children and vulnerable adults safe from abuse and neglect.

As experts in safeguarding, we understand the issues and challenges organisations face. That’s why many organisations trust us to support them in training by providing the resources they need to help protect those they work with. We work with many organisations in different sectors. Have a look at what some of our customers say about our safeguarding in our Case Studies.

Our highly valued training courses are developed by experts. We provide bespoke training courses tailored to your needs, providing up-to-date, clear and concise training with the latest statutory guidance. Our trainers are Caring, Creative, Compassionate and Passionate about training organisations to the highest standard.

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