Yesterday I attended a training session at Loughborough College run by the charity Barnardos on safeguarding vulnerable young people and adults, and the training was actually quite good. In the past people that work primarily with children (e.g. schools and youth services) have been pretty hot on this, but FE and HE haven’t been as hot. With changes in the law and FE colleges now covering more of the 14-19 provision they have to catch up pretty fast. The thing that impressed me about Loughborough College is that they are making the training mandatory for all staff and are spending a lot of money to provide this training, to try and meet this aim.
For other people interested in this area, I well recommend the services of Barnardos for this purpose – they have quite a large and professional looking service on offer which can be found at http://www.barnardos.org.uk/tlc
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