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PSCB training programme offers an easily accessible and comprehensive programme of safeguarding children training for schools, including academies, independent schools and further education colleges in Portsmouth.

This includes courses which are part of our multi-agency offer of training as well as courses delivered on a single agency basis to schools, for example, our Basic Awareness course for a whole staff team.

Schools pay for PSCB training courses through a Service Level or Traded Services Agreement. Schools who have not signed up to the Service Level or Traded Services Agreement will be charged per delegate at our PAYU rates, please see booklet for details.

For further information, please contact the PSCB Training Administrator on 023 92688338 or pscbtraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

We are offering a new Refresher Course for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools – please see the PSCB training booklet for further information.

For further enquiries about the training programme, please call our office on 02392 688338 or email pscbtraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk. Please note that we operate term-time only.

Updates to national safeguarding guidance for schools/ education providers

Keeping Children Safe in Education was updated in July 2015. An NSPCC factsheet is available outlining the overview of the main revisions.

There is also a new document called ‘Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings’ published in October 2015 by the Safer Recruitment Consortium. The government recommends that schools use this alongside statutory guidance to develop their safeguarding policy and procedures.

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children at school and college

The Department for Education has provided some useful advice that focuses on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children at school and college. For the purposes of this advice, a child is anyone under the age of 18. It also provides advice on what sexual violence and sexual harassment is, how to minimise the risk of it occurring and what to do when incidents occur, or are alleged to have occurred.