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Here is a sample of specific feedback when we asked course participants; "What did you learn that you will now consider for your work in safeguarding children and adults at risk?"

I learnt a lot about how to apply safeguarding practices at work and how to create accountability amongst my team. I will also be adding this to the agenda at in the workplace.

I had 14 supervision sessions with Ann Marie. The sessions , helped me contextualise social work role within organisational context of working in a school in a safeguarding role and legislative framework that underpins the work. It also helped reflect on my practice , and gain learning to improve my practice from specific case work discussions.

I know how to react with different children when an injury occurs.

I’ve learnt that childrens voices and behaviour may have hidden messages.

The importance of concerns not matter how little things may seem

How to manage situations/suspicions with parents

Assessing our processes around ensuring the 'Person with Parental Responsibility' is up to date, looking at a procedure whereby we can make a record of parent phone calls.

Always check and ask for support. Awareness of Private Fostering requirements.

I learnt more about parental responsibility, it was very good to be refresher on my knowledge and recieve updates on changes.

This course was so relevant, important and completely up to date. Thank you for providing a safe space to refresh and support my years of experience, as well as reminding me what I need to ensure I know.

Creating an ongoing culture of vigilance- reviewing our polices and practices to ensure that we help deter or prevent certain people from being appointed into the workforce.

role of DSL - short term and longer term tasks

looking at the suggested websites. Creating a child friendly policy on safeguarding

Student friendly policies for a range of policies, further reading for myself and my team, checking record keeping particularly in reference to ensuring it is clearly stated why parents haven't been informed.

Ways to support staff with questioning and being more aware of how to spot potential cases.

Ensuring the culture is embedded, revising supervision and further empowering staff and students

Making right decisions at the right point in the process and evidence reasons. Ongoing vigilience. Scrutinising and asking uncomforatbale questions. Always follow procedure, not based purely on trust or recommendation of a colleague or senior.

how to improve interview process, types of questions to ask, what to be aware of in terms of worrying responses, how to continue to check on ongoing basis

my confidence is a lot more assured after the training

I feel more confident in regards to safeguarding children.

I learnt a lot about contextual safeguarding and the changing climate.

I now have more insight into gang culture, and the symbols that could indicate someone has been radicalised. Also have more understanding of possible power indifference within teenage relationships, the difficulties of 'consent' when teenagers are engaging in sexual activity and when as a school we need to inform parents. In addition, the importance of outlining all interventions on cpoms as they may be needed at a later date

Lots! The roles and different organisations involved was very helpful, and this made the links between them much clearer. Things to watch out for and what should happen as a result were explained well, discussed and made clearer as a result.

How to better detect and report sexual Harassment and CCE concerns.

The importance of being aware of new issues in PREVENT and WRAP

Work with my employer to further explore cultural differences, particularly around children's studying and hours of work. Just to be clear I felt the session fully met its intentions so I assume 5 is excellent.

Always be vigilant throughout the lessons and report anything suspicious or of concern immediately to the safeguarding leader

It helped me to refresh my understanding of the role of DSL and in particular allowed me to explore scenarios and situations with colleagues from other school.

Language for use in referrals and then even clearer setting of expectation for timescales and scope ( e.g. you need to take your child to a GP in the next 24 hrs, and I will call after the appointment, or please monitor this child and when monitoring please include attendance, presentation and social interaction, over the next 2 weeks)

The importance of contextual safeguarding and prompt reporting.