Face-to-Face via WSCP:

Education Specific Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training


As Safeguarding is such a vital part of everyone’s role, ALL school staff should receive focused education specific basic awareness training which is regularly updated. There is an expectation that staff receive regular updates.

Local advice is that there should be full focused training session every 2 years with DSL team topping up staff in year in between/providing regular staff briefings etc.

Schools/Colleges have the option of undertaking this training either by a face-to-face or pre-recorded session (content and status of the training is the same). The pre-recorded sessions receive lots of very positive feedback, including use at a convenient time to suit the staff group, rather than the Education Advisors availability, and multi-use for new staff joining throughout the year.


All staff are welcome to attend this course.

DSLs  / Headteachers and other senior staff are expected to keep up to date with Basic Awareness training.

Governors are welcome to attend any operational basic training for their interest, but they will need the separate strategic level governor safeguarding training (face to face) – see Traded Services website for individuals or contact wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk for whole governor body training (every 2 years).

Booking information

‘Basic Safeguarding Training for Everyone – Education Refresher’ will be delivered by the WSCP. Both this training and ‘Safer Working Practice – Training for Education Staff’ link very well together and ALL school/college staff are recommended to complete every 2 years.

Two separate courses, two separate certificates for your school. Sign in sheets are compared to full school/college staff lists.

For dates, further information & to book

For further information and to book please email wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk.

Course Highlights
  • Define safeguarding and abuse in a school context and recognise Trauma Informed Practice.
  • Name and define the categories of abuse and recognise current signs and indicators
  • Identify vulnerable groups and current issues. (for example Mental Health Issues, Domestic Abuse,  HBA, Safeguarding Issues outside the home e.g. online safety, radicalisation, CSE, CCE, Peer on Peer)
  • Consider lessons learnt for schools in Serious Cases.
  • State how to respond to concerns using school policy and procedures – safeguarding, whistleblowing, code of conduct (including best practice – disclosures, recording and information sharing)
  • Consider the local Wakefield picture

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership are committed with its obligations under the new EU GDPR Data Protection Act 2018 that came into force on the 25th May 2018 by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect your personal data.

We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary for a period of 3 years in order to offer upcoming courses, briefings and updates around safeguarding. We use your data to provide certificates once you have attended one of the sessions we provide, and to ensure that we have an appropriate sign in register with your name for fire safety purposes. After the 3 year period we will ensure that your data/information is destroyed in accordance under the new GDPR act.

The personal data that we collect about you are: your name, email, phone number and work address. If you require a copy of the data we hold for you, you can contact us by emailing wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk.

Courses are free for the statutory, voluntary and community sector in Wakefield, however failure to attend without giving prior notice may result in a charge to cover costs. You may now be charged for undertaking our training if you are outside of Wakefield. Please see the Charging Policy for full details.

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