What is the Basic Safeguarding Course
This course provides core safeguarding information that is necessary for you to start a job in a school environment where you will come in contact with junior students. It is co-accredited by English UK, the professional association of UK ELT (English Language Teaching) organisations.
Gallery Teachers online safeguarding course has received a very high customer rating and it is trusted by many schools and universities in the UK.
Why is This Course Important
In the United Kingdom and many other countries, schools with students under the age of 18 have a legal ‘duty of care’ to safeguard those students. Therefore it is compulsory for everyone working with the organisation to understand safeguarding and their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. The training starts here with this specially designed course.
In this course, you will be introduced to:
- Child Protection
- Recognising and Responding to Abuse
- The Government’s ‘Prevent’ Strategy
” … safeguarding children is one of the most valuable things we do for international students in the UK; it is very important that we get it right… “Nigel Heritage – Leading Safeguarding Consultants and Trainers for ELT
About the Author
Nigel Heritage has been involved in safeguarding children for over 40 years, since he first trained as a teacher of children with learning difficulties. He has dealt with many different safeguarding situations in his career which has included working in the UK state sector, in ELT overseas and in UK, managing junior summer programmes and for the last 14 years, training.
Nigel is one of the leading safeguarding consultants and trainers for ELT in the UK and has worked a lot with English UK. His focus is on international student welfare, particularly safeguarding young learners.
Every ELT organisation with students under the age of 18 has a legal ‘duty of care’ to safeguard those students. Everyone working with the organisation needs to understand safeguarding and their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. The training starts here with this specially designed course.
There are many UK laws connected to safeguarding; the main ones are covered in the training. Knowing what is acceptable in law for children and for adults is essential, especially because ELT has international students and group leaders who may not be familiar with UK.
Safeguarding is one of the most important things we do for children; it has to be done properly.
Every adult who works with an ELT organisation taking students under the age of 18, for example; all staff, homestays, group leaders and agents. Anyone who needs to understand safeguarding and what it means for ELT organisations.
This course is designed for those who work in ELT organisations; however, the same safeguarding principles apply to anybody who works with children and/or their families.
By completing this course you will have core safeguarding information. On completion, you will receive a dated, online certificate issued jointly by Gallery Teachers and English UK demonstrating your Basic Awareness Safeguarding for ELT, including ‘Prevent’.
This course is suitable for those who require a basic level of safeguarding understanding (formerly level 1). Information for advanced level courses can be found on English UK’s website
The UK authorities recommend the basic safeguarding training to be refreshed once a year, this is why we make revisions to the course every year to reflect the latest development in safeguarding.
Bulk discount sold in blocks of 10 is available. When making a bulk purchase, we will invoice you for the number of courses required. Upon payment you will receive a special pre-paid code that will allow your team members to use for the course.
If you are a school or organisation that requires a bulk purchase or would like to use our certificate validation service, please contact us on [email protected]
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