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Staff Training

It is important that all staff have training to enable them to recognise the possible signs of abuse and neglect and to know what to do if they have a concern.

New staff and governors will receive training during their induction. All staff, including the Principal and governors will receive Group 2 training (as specified by DSCB) that is updated regularly with the latest policy updates and guidance. At Tavistock College this is done annually through FACE TO FACE SESSIONS LED BY THE DSL, AND ADDITIONALLY FOR STAFF AND STAKEHOLDERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN EVERY DAY, THE Hayes online training package. All staff and governors are also required to read PART 1 of the“ Keeping Children Safe in Education”, guidance published by the DfE and they are obliged to certify that they have read this. The DSL, HEADS OF YEAR AND OTHER KEY STAFF will receive Group 3 training (as specified by DSCB) updated at least every two years, including training in inter-agency procedures. Staff, Governors and other stakeholders are also trained in the anti- extremism and anti -radicalisation PREVENT strategy via a face to face session led by the DSL who has completed the Home Office trainers training.

Supply staff and other visiting staff will be given the school’s Safeguarding Policy and the poster of key personnel within the College. If they are going to be with the College regularly then they complete the Level 2 online training with Hayes plus any additional briefing sessions that are available to all staff throughout the year

Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Tavistock College is Barbara Manning – b.manning@tavistockcollege.org