MOD Safeguarding Training - Level 1 

Who?


This course is for people who may come in to contact with children and vulnerable groups but not on a regular basis.




How to apply


Personnel should either complete their own agency’s Safeguarding Level 1 training or the on-line MOD Safeguarding Level 1 training via the Defence Learning Environment training site, which is part of the Defence Gateway, www.defencegateway.mod.uk. If you are unable to apply for a Defence Gateway account, please contact SafeguardingCyprus@forcessocialwork.com for further information.




Frequency of Refresher Training


Refresher training is advised as a minimum once every 3 years or as advised by your employer. Please note that BFSWS are unable advise of the training required for individuals, each agency will decide within their own internal policies and procedures what is required.





From reporting concerns whilst maintaining confidentiality and being able to follow procedure in a safeguarding incident, Level 1 workers have important responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding. At this level, learners need to be able to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and know how to report it.

 

This level will give learners a firm understanding of what to do in the event of a safeguarding incident in order to keep anyone concerned safe and understand the processes within their working locality.

MOD Safeguarding Training - Level 2 

The learners who require MOD Safeguarding Level 2 training will have an increased number of responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities required at level 1. This level of training will provide them with the necessary skills needed to participate in a safeguarding enquiry, as a likely worker with the vulnerable person or child and, report and record their concerns to assist such enquiries.

 

Learners will also gain insight and understanding into key safeguarding legislation and how it has been shaped through the years. This information will help them to understand how the legislation applies to their role. They will also learn how to effectively communicate with individuals at risk and gain the knowledge to identify potential abuse.

Who?


This training is for individuals who lead safeguarding practice in their area of work (e.g Head Teacher) other lead safeguarding professionals who may collate safeguarding information from numerous sources and attend safeguarding meetings to represent their area of work supporting that individual.




How to apply


The MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3 is a face to face course, held in classrooms across BFC. The training locations are on a rota to ensure accessibility for all those who require it, are able to attend. Please complete a BFSWS Safeguarding Training application form (download here) with your Line Manager and send to SafeguardingCyprus@forcessocialwork.com

Prior to attending MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3, the participant must either;

  • have completed the MOD Safeguarding Training Level 2 and be in date (within the past 3 years) or

  • if they have previously undertaken the MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3 course and are applying for this one to remain current, then they do not need to undertake the MOD Safeguarding Level 2 course also.

Staff in clinical roles who can demonstrate evidence of previous safeguarding training, the date and level of training may be deemed transferable to their current job role, however local training may be required to assist with local policy and procedure.




Frequency of Refresher Training


Refresher training for the MOD Safeguarding Level 3 training is advised as a minimum once every 3 years.

Personnel should be encouraged to keep a portfolio of safeguarding training activities and reflection as part of professional development. All ongoing education should be relevant to your current role and where possible should be evidenced through written reflection and discussion with your Line Manager, Supervisor or Named Nurse Safeguarding/Safeguarding Lead.

Other educational activities can be counted towards your 3 yearly update training, depending on the level required, for example attending a Domestic Abuse conference, carrying out e-learning from recognised site eg NSPCC, e-learning for health or applying critical analysis/reflection to a Case Study or Serious Case Review. Maintaining and updating knowledge and skill should be a continuous and ongoing process.





MOD Safeguarding Training - Level 3 

Undertaking Safeguarding Level 3 training implies that the individual has an extremely active role in any safeguarding situation and requires the knowledge to help shape the safeguarding policies of their workplace. At this level those responsible will be able to contribute and manage safeguarding plans for individuals.

 

This level of training is appropriate for those who have a direct responsibility for investigating, reporting and recording any safeguarding concerns. Learners at this level not only require the same knowledge as those in levels 1 and 2, but they will also learn to act as an effective advocate for a vulnerable child or adult and be able to confidently contribute to inter-agency assessments and meetings.

Who?


This training is for individuals who lead safeguarding practice in their area of work (e.g Head Teacher) other lead safeguarding professionals who may collate safeguarding information from numerous sources and attend safeguarding meetings to represent their area of work supporting that individual.




How to apply


The MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3 is a face to face course, held in classrooms across BFC. The training locations are on a rota to ensure accessibility for all those who require it, are able to attend. Please complete a BFSWS Safeguarding Training application form (download here) with your Line Manager and send to SafeguardingCyprus@forcessocialwork.com

Prior to attending MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3, the participant must either;

  • have completed the MOD Safeguarding Training Level 2 and be in date (within the past 3 years) or

  • if they have previously undertaken the MOD Safeguarding Training Level 3 course and are applying for this one to remain current, then they do not need to undertake the MOD Safeguarding Level 2 course also.

Staff in clinical roles who can demonstrate evidence of previous safeguarding training, the date and level of training may be deemed transferable to their current job role, however local training may be required to assist with local policy and procedure.




Frequency of Refresher Training


Refresher training for the MOD Safeguarding Level 3 training is advised as a minimum once every 3 years.

Personnel should be encouraged to keep a portfolio of safeguarding training activities and reflection as part of professional development. All ongoing education should be relevant to your current role and where possible should be evidenced through written reflection and discussion with your Line Manager, Supervisor or Named Nurse Safeguarding/Safeguarding Lead.

Other educational activities can be counted towards your 3 yearly update training, depending on the level required, for example attending a Domestic Abuse conference, carrying out e-learning from recognised site eg NSPCC, e-learning for health or applying critical analysis/reflection to a Case Study or Serious Case Review. Maintaining and updating knowledge and skill should be a continuous and ongoing process.