Safeguarding Level 4 CPD Peer on Peer Abuse
It is an Ofsted requirement that Designated Safeguarding Leads and Officer update their training every year. “In addition to the formal training set out above, their knowledge and skills should be refreshed (this might be via e-bulletins, meeting other designated safeguarding leads, or simply taking time to read and digest safeguarding developments) at regular intervals, as required, and at least annually, to allow them to understand and keep up with any developments relevant to their role.” Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2021.
This CPD training has been specifically designed for Designated Safeguarding Leads to update their knowledge and understanding of key issues within safeguarding in education. This training will include key information on the topic with links to the latest legislation and best practice guidance. The training will allow you to explore the topic and how to deal with the issues if they arise in your organisation. It will support you to update your working practices with your staff and learners to protect them more effectively.
The new Ofsted Handbook which takes effect from 1st September 2021, contains specific reference to “Sexual harassment and violence and online sexual abuse between learners who are children or young people”, this is also known as Peer on Peer abuse. This follows on from the Ofsted review of peer-on-peer abuse in over 900 educational settings. This review followed the launch of the survivors website ‘Everyone’s Invited’ which allowed pupils’ to submit their accounts of rape, harassment and assault in their educational setting. The police said the school rape culture revelations could lead to the biggest increase in reports of sexual abuse since the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Key findings from the Ofsted review included:
- Teachers and leaders underestimated the scale of the problem. They either did not identify sexual harassment and sexualised language as problematic or they were unaware they were happening.
- Professionals consistently underestimated the prevalence of online sexual abuse.
- This rapid thematic review has revealed how prevalent sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are for children and young people
- Even where school and college leaders do not have specific information that indicates sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are problems for their children and young people, they should act on the assumption that they are
- Inspection teams will ask educational providers for any records and analysis of sexual harassment or sexual violence, and follow-up any incidents that have not been adequately addressed. Inspectors also check staff have had adequate training on how to handle peer-on-peer abuse.
Are you up to date?
This 3 hour live, interactive CPD session will cover:
- what peer on peer abuse is
- what your school or college response should be
- relevant legislation and Ofsted guidance
Anne has worked in education for over 25 years and is passionate about high quality teaching and training. Anne led her department to outstanding for over consecutive 10 years. Anne’s prior experiences as a Ofsted Inspector allows her to provide support to schools, colleges and training providers as an consultant offering pre inspection support and guidance. Anne is dedicated to improving standards in safeguarding. She has written training programmes for Early Years, Schools and Colleges and ensured the training of thousands of staff members has been rigorous, informative and improved the quality of safeguarding for childcare and vulnerable adults winning the Nursery World Trainer of the Year for this work. Anne is a lay member of her Local Safeguarding Partnership (LSCB).
Sam has many years experience working in the further education sector; leading on apprenticeship provision, vocational and professional qualifications for adults and study programmes for young people. As a former member of the senior leadership team of a College she was responsible for safeguarding vulnerable young people.
This training is for :
Designated Safeguarding leads, deputies and officers
Senior leadership teams and Ofsted nominees
Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate showing all the learning outcomes for the session and evidence of 3 hours safeguarding CPD.