This is manadatory training for all your staff. The reguirement states:
3.6. Providers must train all staff to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, and ensure that all staff have up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues. Training made available by
the provider must enable staff to identify signs of possible abuse and neglect at the earliest opportunity, and to respond in a timely and appropriate way.
These may include:
- significant changes in children's behaviour;
- deterioration in children’s general well-being;
- unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse or neglect;
- children’s comments which give cause for concern;
- any reasons to suspect neglect or abuse outside the setting, for example in the child’s home;
- and/or inappropriate behaviour displayed by other members of staff, or any other person working with the children. For example: inappropriate sexual comments; excessive one-to-one attention
beyond the requirements of their usual role and responsibilities; or inappropriate sharing of images.
The training includes the above and more as we look at whistle
blowing and dealing with initial allegations made against staff.