Training FAQs

How many people can attend a training session?

As a general rule it is best to work with no more than 30 young people per session, or with 60 staff per session.

Will I be charged VAT?

Please note that VAT will be added to the pricing structure for corporate clients.

How do I pay for the training course?

You will receive an e-invoice after the training date, usually 5/10 working days after. 

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?

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 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” 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and any deputies should undertake training “which should be updated every two years”. It also states 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 Safeguarding and Child Protection training which is appropriate for designated child protection officers, 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 is delivered for individuals who wish to attend a multi-agency course. You may also want to consider our Bullying Awareness Courses, and Online Safety & Cyberbullying Courses 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 Safeguarding and Child Protection 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 our Professional Service Coordinator 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.

How do I download the materials prior to the online training?

Please check your training invite for the attached materials, if there is no attachment, there are none to download.

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

Kidscape will arrive at your venue 30 minutes prior to the training course start time, to sign in, and set up. We kindly 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 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, we will email you any documents that require copying or printing. This saves paper (by not producing unnecessary copies) supporting our environmentally conscious mission, reducing mailing costs and therefore helps us to keep the price you pay as cheap as possible. 

Bullying Awareness Champion  training

Bullying Awareness 

Prevent all forms of bullying and keep children safe.

For staff For young people

For Parents and Carers

Peer mentoring

Online Safety and Cyberbullying Awareness

Understand the potential risks associated with keeping young people safe online.

For staff

For parent and carers

Child protection and safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection

CPD accredited Safeguarding and Child Protection courses at venues in London and Birmingham throughout the year, or delivered at a venue of your choice.

Basic Advanced Early Years

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