All training is run by PTTLS qualified staff with years of hands on and management experience working directly with children.
We currently offer the following sessions. They can be run as a day or half day and we can tailor the training for your setting.
Our training sessions
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Essential training for frontline staff, trustees, ‘Friends Of’ groups and church committees.
– Have an understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to safeguarding
– Understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection
– Identify the four different types of abuse
– Know what to do if you have concerns about a child
– Identify key action points to follow up in your organization
Safe Recruitment of Staff, Volunteers and Trustees
We will explore the process of safe recruitment; from advertising, through to interviews and the features of a safe working culture.
– Gain an understanding of what makes an individual unsuitable to volunteer or work with children
– Have the knowledge to develop a robust recruitment process
– Learn the essentials for a safe working culture
Is it ever ok to lend or give money to a service user/client? Is it ok to call a child ‘Mate?’
We will explore the concept of professional boundaries using your views, and experiences, national learning from a child murder case and some lively debate.
This training works best if the whole team attends
Getting to the Heart of it
Communicating with children
‘Eye opening’ training for anyone involved in direct work with children aged 5-11.
We explore the language we can use to aid better communication with children especially in difficult or emotional situations.
Take away our 10 ‘Top Tips’ for communicating with children to use in your work!
Involving children in decision making
We will explore a range of methods and tools for helping children make decisions within your setting and to find out their views, wishes and feelings.
– Have a greater understanding of what participation means in work with children
– Understand the link between safeguarding and listening to children
– Have the knowledge to embed participation into your daily practice
– Be able to introduce a system to your organisation to actively and safely involve children in interviews