Class People strengthens safeguarding with upgraded course
Whilst Class People has historically provided compulsory safeguarding training, the investment has been made to make sure that Class People staff are ahead of the curve with safeguarding issues.
The need for education companies to & lsquo;put their heads above the parapet’ and provide better safeguarding training was backed up by a report issued today by the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield. The report states that up to 85% of child sex abuse is going unreported. In a BBC interview this morning, Longfield called for urgent action from government and more training to help teachers identify abuse early on.
Lauren Barnes, compliance officer, explained, “We have always taken our commitment to safeguarding extremely seriously, and whilst our previous training course is still relevant, the new training covers a wider spectrum of safeguarding issues. The report out today reinforces our decision to invest.”
Barnes continued, “With rising concern over radicalisation and the implementation of the PREVENT strategy, we need to ensure that our teachers are equipped to identify children at risk. The new course also covers wider areas of concern such as FGM (female genital mutilation), CSE (child sexual exploitation) and children missing from education.”
The new safeguarding course, which is provided by Kwango, is available to Class People staff from early next week.