Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Key Principles, Latest Guidance and Practical Advice
About this course

  • Is it time to refresh safeguarding training for your teaching and frontline staff?
  • Are your school staff aware of current safeguarding requirements, including the revised guidance in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education: DFE September 2018’?
  • Do all your staff know how to spot signs of abuse, neglect, exploitation, FGM and other safeguarding concerns?
  • Are you convinced that all staff know how and when to report and refer any concerns about child safety and wellbeing?

Experience has shown us that teachers and frontline school staff are often given too much – and too graphically detailed – information in safeguarding training, focusing on anatomically precise signs of physical or sexual abuse. Such detail is excessive for the majority of school staff, who are more likely to raise safeguarding concerns discovered through disclosures, conversations, changes in behaviours or viewing online interactions.

Unlike the more detailed training we provide for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), this course is designed to meet the needs of frontline school staff, focusing on what signs to look for, how to report and refer concerns, how to manage conversations about safeguarding and how to keep children safe online.

This robust and informative training offers school leaders the reassurance of meeting all statutory requirements in safeguarding training, while keeping school staff interested and engaged in a positive learning environment. It is delivered in an engaging manner by a trainer who is accredited to Level 3: Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the context, legislation and latest guidance for safeguarding children and young people
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse, harm and neglect of children and young people
  • Know what to do when you have concerns about children and young people's safety and welfare
  • Know how to protect children and yourself in relation to a safeguarding disclosure or issue
  • Know steps to protect children online, in peer-to-peer bullying and in cases of sexting
Course Outline:
Session One: Understanding Safeguarding

Key concepts

Legislation and latest guidance

Including keeping children safe online

Session Two: Recognising Signs

Recognising signs of abuse



Exploitation and other safeguarding concerns

Session Three: Reporting and Referring

Reporting and referring concerns

Dealing with disclosures

Professional conversations around safeguarding

Sharing information processes

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787


Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“It is a pleasure to continue working with Dragonfly as we have been extremely pleased and impressed with all the training and trainers provided, and with the support and administrative back up. I am sure that our high level of satisfaction and appreciation will continue with our next session.”

Headmaster , The British School of Gran Canaria

“Marcus was an engaging and knowledgeable speaker who made this difficult topic relevant and interesting. There was a good mix of information sharing and activity which kept his audience involved. He challenged them to think and to apply what they had learned. The supporting materials were both a good aide memoire and workbook. Safeguarding is always high on everyone’s agenda and Marcus impressed its relevance to all staff members, whatever their role. Thank you.”

Deputy Headteacher , Bromley High School

“This was an excellent course - certainly the best S&CP course I have attended in the last nine years. Once again, we are very happy with the staff training provided by Dragonfly and I am sure we will continue to use you for our training needs in the future.”

Director of Secondary , The British International School of Istanbul