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Onboarding, training and support

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All new staff, volunteers and trustees must read, understand and sign your organisation’s policies, as the first step in making sure they understand your safeguarding culture.

Then the onboarding and training process for each role should be chosen to be appropriate and proportionate to the role.

This might include:

  • meeting with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • an e-learning session on who is at risk and how to respond to concerns
  • in house training run by the designated safeguarding lead
  • supervision sessions
  • a probationary period with a safeguarding focused review
  • exit interviews for leavers with safeguarding focused questions.

All new starters that are working with children or vulnerable adults should meet the designated safeguarding lead and undertake relevant safeguarding training according to the role.

If you’d like to review your training provision, use our guide to planning safeguarding training.

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 06 December 2018

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