Child Protection

VOYC offer an extensive range of training to the not for profit sector and all courses are endorsed and approved by the Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board:

Group 1 (Induction)

This entry level offering should be given to all new staff within your organisation who have infrequent contact with children and young people. This course aims to raise awareness of the need for child protection for staff and explains what is meant by safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children through to identifying signs of abuse and being able to report concerns in line with procedures. Current Group 1 VOYC training courses can be found HERE (please use the drop down filter and choose VOYC)

Group 2 (Awareness)

This course, or a Group 2 refresher, should be undertaken on a regular basis (we suggest every 3 years), by all those within your organisation who have regular contact or have a period of intense but irregular contact (residential or youth exchange) with children and young people. This 3 hour course aims to define what is child protection, looks at signs of abuse and neglect and provide information on reporting strategies. The course will help you recognise and know what to do if you believe a child is at risk. Current Group 2 VOYC training courses can be found HERE (please use the drop down filter and choose VOYC)

Group 3 (Designated Safeguarding Officers in the Voluntary and Community Sector)

This course should be undertaken, by your Designated Safeguarding Officer(s), who have a particular operational management responsibility in relation safeguarding and who support those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents and carers across Devon. This full day course aims to provide an opportunity for participants from various agencies to gain and share knowledge, and explore feelings in relation to child protection as well as gaining an understanding of child protection procedures and other agencies responsibilities. Current Group 3 VOYC training courses can be found HERE (please use the drop down filter and choose VOYC)

Safe Recruitment

This Devon Safeguarding Children Board approved awareness raising training has been specifically designed for organisations working in the voluntary and community sector and also private sector, and will cover important issues such as:

Who needs DBS Checks?
Effective Staff Induction, Supervision and Appraisal
Legislation and Policy
Reporting Concerns
Best Practice

Current VOYC training courses can be found HERE (please use the drop down filter and choose VOYC)

Safeguarding for Trustees and Members of Management Commmittees

This training will be available soon. Please check back soon for futher details