Safeguarding Training

Training designed by experts placing you in the context of young people’s lives.

The Safer Schools NI App includes interactive and engaging course content which is easy-to-access, simple to understand and intuitive to use.
We provide contemporary, credible, and relevant content and resources for your entire school community. For school staff, you’ll have access to CPD Certified training, in the Professional Development section of the App.
Would you prefer to complete you training on a desktop computer? You can also access these courses and more through our iAcademy.

Safeguarding Level 1

An introduction to safeguarding that will enhance your knowledge of statutory and non-statutory guidance and place its practical application in the context of contemporary case studies.

Learn how to recognise abuse, make a referral, share information and escalate concerns.

Youth Produced Imagery

Learn how to navigate and understand youth produced sexual imagery, the risks and impacts involved in image sharing and your responsibilities as a safeguarding professional or volunteer.

The Appropriate use of Social Media

Learn about best practice in respect of online communication. This includes how to protect both your organisation and your own professional reputation, as well as how to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with young people, service users and their carers.

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Online safeguarding training

Inset Days

Our specialist staff offer a one-day course in online safety and an introduction to social media. It’s specially constructed to meet the needs of teachers, staff, parents and governors.

We outline a whole school approach to online safety and social media: its use, abuse and consequences. It is designed with inspection in mind, to reflect good and outstanding practice requirements. This one-day course is constructed to meet the needs of teachers, staff, parents and governors. It provides them with an overview of key contemporary issues relevant to their school, its workforce, students and parents. The day consists of three sessions with an optional fourth element for parents and/or governors. Key aspects of each session involve interactive engagement to help participants test and develop their existing knowledge. The child protection sessions help them identify indicators related to access to inappropriate material, risky behaviour, child sexual exploitation, grooming and bullying in the context of their children’s online and offline lives.

“This was a wonderful staff training day which engaged the whole staff, informed and energised them and inspired us all.” 

Principal of leading Grammar School

Parents and Carers Online Safety Sessions

Our Online Safety sessions for parents and carers provides ‘real world’ explanations of the common functions of popular apps, platforms and websites that young people use. It offers operational knowledge on safety settings, parental controls, online risks and the support available. As well as ‘top tips’ for each issue covered during the session, there’s a Safer Schools NI App Masterclass with signposting to sections in the App relevant to key online risks, apps and platforms.

Some of the areas covered include:

  • How young people engage with social media, livestreaming and gaming platforms and how to facilitate conversations around risks, screen time and addiction
  • A session on livestreaming
  • Top tips on how to spot warning signs around digital safety, including mental health, image sharing and harmful content Accessing support when you need it

The information covered is tailored to a primary or post-primary audience and can be customised for your school depending on what platforms are most popular amongst your pupils or what issues are most prevalent in your school.

For parents of post-primary aged young people, the session can potentially cover how young people engage with influencers, youth produced imagery and image sharing and the emergence of dangerous chat platforms.