This question is only relevant to ART Members.
As an education focused charity it is appropriate that ART is able to offer training to teachers in many areas, including Child Protection. ART has subscribed to the Educare Grassroots programme for online child protection, and basic safeguarding, training. We will also subscribe to the vulnerable adults programme if there is a need.
This is free for all ART Members to access, and our Administrator adds new members to the
programme as a matter of course. If you would prefer not to be added, please let the Administrator know.
The child protection programme offered has five modules:
1. Child development
2. Forms of Child abuse
3. Recognition and Response to Abuse
4. Reporting abuse – the child abuse system
5. Good practice
It takes the form of reading followed by an online test. Certificates are produced on successful
completion and Admin can receive reports on usage. The programme itself is generic so some
examples may refer to circumstance ringers are unlikely to encounter. However ringers supervising youngsters do have to recognize and consider all possible causes and types of abuse, at home or elsewhere, or in the event that a youngster confides.
Although voluntary such programmes are a feature now in many other volunteering and professional areas and completing one is considered best practice.
Find out more about safeguarding training through Educare.
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