Training FAQs

How many people can attend a training session?

Kidscape try to be as flexible as possible with regards to the number of people attending a session. Sometimes it is appropriate to deliver to a large group of children (ie in an assembly) or to staff (ie a seminar type session). As a rule, however, we find that when working with more than around 30 children it can become difficult to retain their engagement and keep everyone involved and active. This also applies to teachers and whilst we are happy to work with large groups it should be noted that we prefer to work with a maximum number of 100 adults.

Does a member of staff need to attend sessions with children and young people?

Yes - whilst all our trainers are enhanced DBS checked and experienced in working with groups of children and young people, their role is to deliver the session and not manage any behavioural, emotional or learning difficulties. Staff know the individual children and young people best and can ensure that their needs are being met. It is also helpful as the staff attending can then ensure that they follow up any messages that were discussed in the session and ensure that the training is embedded within the organisation.

How often should I update my safeguarding and child protection training?

From September 2016, Keeping Children Safe in Education states that: "All staff members should also receive appropriate child protection training which is regularly updated" as well as "safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins and staff meetings), as required, but at least annually" (page 6).

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and any deputies should undertake training "which should be updated every two years" (page 16). It also sates that they should update their skills and knowledge at regular intervals, but at least annually, to keep up with any developments relevant to their role.

I am a Designated Safeguarding Lead - what training do you offer?

Kidscape offer Advanced child protection and safeguarding training which is appropriate for designated child protection officrs, designated safeguarding leads and other senior staff members who have a lead in ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people within their organisation. Advanced safeguarding and child protection training is a one day course and is CPD accredited. It can be delivered within your organisation or for individuals who wish to attend a multi-agency course. You may also want to consider anti-bullying, cyber bullying and e-safety training as these are issues for you to be aware of.

I have limited contact with children and young people - what safeguarding training would you suggest?

Kidscape offer a half day CPD accredited introduction to basic child protection and safeguarding that is designed to meet the needs of staff who have limited unsupervised contact with children and young people. If you are not sure what is most suitable for your needs please call to speak to the training manager who is happy to advise.

What does it mean when training is CPD accredited?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development. Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. Kidscape work with the CPD Certification Service to provide recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.

Will delegates receive a certificate of attendance?

If you attend a CPD accredited training event and sign in at the start of the session you will be issued a PDF certificate of attendance. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your certificate. For non-CPD accredited training certificates can be provided, although please request these from the training manager. We do not usually issue children and young people with certificates of attendance except on peer mentoring training days and ABC training days where the blank PDF certificate will be sent to the organisation for copying and distributing.

I would like sessions for more than one group of delegates in the same day - is this possible?

Yes - often people would like us to deliver 2 half day sessions in one day which we can do. These can be on the same subject to different staff members, or different subjects to the same staff members. We also regularly deliver a combination of sessions to schools - to include pupil workshops or assemblies, teacher and support staff sessions and a parents' session. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help meet your requirements.

Do you deliver training outside the UK?

Yes - we regularly deliver training overseas and have very good relationships with many British and International schools abroad. We have a different rate for overseas training, to take into account the additional time spent preparing and travelling. We also ask that the organisations book travel and accommodation on behalf of the trainer wherever possible.

Do Kidscape deliver free assemblies?

Unfortunately, Kidscape staff have very limited time available so we cannot deliver free assemblies in schools. You might consider booking us to deliver an assembly and some follow-up sessions over half a day, or please visit our resources section as we have some assemblies that you may be able to deliver yourself.

What do I need to provide if I am hosting training?

Kidscape ask that you arrange for a suitably sized room for the training to take place. Often we move delegates around the room or work in groups so please bear this in mind. The trainer will advise if they have any specific seating arrangements.

In addition, we ask that you provide a laptop/PC and screen/interactive whiteboard for delivering the presentation. Many of the presentations involve videos so the trainer will require the system to be set up for sound. In addition we ask that you provide flipchart paper and flipchart pens.

In advance of the training, the trainer will email you any documents that require copying. This saves paper (by not producing unnecessary copies) and mailing costs and therefore helps us to keep the price you pay as cheap as possible.

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