Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Courses

DNA has wide experience of delivering safeguarding training to Local Authorities, Schools, children’s charities, health professionals, voluntary sector agencies and private sector companies.  Each training event is informed by the latest research and guidance and tailored to public, voluntary or private sector requirements. A number of DNA’s training courses are accredited by Bath Spa University.


Courses include:

  • Examining own values and assumptions
  • Understanding individual and agency responsibilities in the protection of children
  • Explaining, without jargon, who does what, when and why
  • Legislation and procedure, including Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013
  • Discussing signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Identifying risks
  • Being clear about getting further advice
  • Effective information sharing
  • Responding to concerns
  • Thresholds for interventions
  • Looking at the advantages of working together with other disciplines
  • Leaving the course better informed, more confident about what to do (and what not to do), feeling less isolated and part of a wider protective partnership.


Further modules and specialist safeguarding courses on offer:

  • Safeguarding children, best practice for foster carers
  • Safeguarding disabled children
  • Interagency Working
  • Case conferences and review conferences
  • Children Act 2004 – Single agency training
  • Tackling Child Exploitation (including ‘Street Grooming’)
  • Child Exploitation and the Internet
  • Achieving Best Evidence (Forensic Interviewing of Children)
  • Children in Need Assessment (Children Act 1989 Section 17 work)
  • Paedophile offending behaviour and risk assessment
  • Comprehensive staff selection and advanced vetting procedures


Full course list 

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