How can training in safeguarding help you in your role?

how can training in safeguarding help you in your role

Training in safeguarding could help to boost your career in the health and social care sector whilst also providing vulnerable people with invaluable protection.

Whether your role involves caring for adults or children, safeguarding training could help you to provide a higher level of care and make a huge difference to the lives of the people you work with.

Let’s find out a little more about what safeguarding training involves and how it could help you in your role.

What skills will you learn during safeguarding training?

Safeguarding is the process of protecting vulnerable people from abuse, harm, or exploitation.

When you take a safeguarding training course, you are taught to recognise the signs that suggest that a vulnerable person is being harmed or exploited.

Professional safeguarding training teaches all about safeguarding legislation and provides official guidance on how to respond safely and professionally to safeguarding concerns to protect the welfare of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Safeguarding training covers the six principles of safeguarding, as laid out in the Care Act 2014. These principles can be used to create the framework of an organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

How can safeguarding training help you to perform better in your role?

Everyone that works with vulnerable people has a responsibility to look out for them and help to keep them safe from harm.

Safeguarding training helps health and social care employees to provide a higher level of care and protection to vulnerable adults or children in their care.

Completing a professional course in safeguarding teaches the skills and knowledge required to meet your safeguarding responsibilities and help those around you to do the same.

Safeguarding training will teach you to:

  • Implement and maintain a safeguarding policy.
  • Train other staff in safeguarding.
  • Recognise those who are vulnerable and identify people who may be at risk of abuse.
  • Communicate effectively with vulnerable people about abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Empower your organisation’s employees to report safeguarding concerns by providing a safe space for them to do so.
  • Keep records and reports of safeguarding policies and cases.

Implementing all the above safeguarding procedures will help to ensure that any safeguarding concerns are recognised and reported safely, quickly, and using the most appropriate protocols.

Can training in safeguarding help to progress your career?

Once you have successfully completed a professional safeguarding training course at Level 4 standard, you will be qualified to carry out the role of Safeguarding Lead within your organisation.

This means taking on more responsibility at work and becoming an expert in safeguarding within your organisation, providing advice and guidance to others when needed.

As a safeguarding lead, you will be responsible for driving safeguarding policies and procedures within your organisation and ensuring that employees have received the training they require to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities confidently.

For more information about the professional safeguarding training courses we provide here at CBAT, Browse our courses online or speak to a member of our team by calling 01772 816 922 or emailing