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Volunteer Training

StEP’s aim is to support its volunteers and we endeavour to provide opportunities to build and expand on volunteers’ existing skills.  We offer a range of courses, some essential or mandatory, but all designed to help and support volunteers to carry out their role safely. feel confident in the role they have volunteered for and work with the rest of the team.

Safeguarding (required by all volunteers)

Safeguarding is a legal requirement when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

All our staff and volunteers will undergo safeguarding training as part of the induction process from basic to more extensive training, depending on the volunteering role undertaken.  In addition, as our DBS checks are carried out through the Diocese, volunteers are required to attend 1 day Diocesan Safeguarding session. At present this is being conducted online via zoom and may be in conjunction with other projects on the site eg the trustees, foodbank for those who do not feel confident doing online courses on their own.

Safeguarding training, updates and refresher courses will be delivered on a regular basis by StEP or with Bromley Safeguarding Board.

All expenses will be met by StEP and times will, where possible, be arranged to suit individual’s circumstances.

Other courses that will be available (volunteering role dependent) either virtually or face to face are:

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Mindfulness
  • Peer Mediation
  • Restorative Justice

 Safeguarding training available to Staff and volunteers (role dependent)

Level 1:  Vulnerable Adults

Who is it for?

Anyone who works with vulnerable adults. No previous knowledge is required and is suitable for managers, supervisors, staff and volunteers.

What does this course offer?

  • Safeguarding responsibilities
  • How to protect vulnerable people
  • The different types of abuse, how to be alert to potential abuse and the channels for reporting and seeking support. Duration: 1 hour

Duration:  TBA

Cost:  Free

Next course date:  TBA

Level 2:  Vulnerable Adults

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who has specific safeguarding responsibilities and whose role includes care of or works with vulnerable adults.

What does this course offer?

  • A deeper understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Responsibilities under the Care Act 2014
  • How to minimise the risk of neglect and /or abuse.

Duration:  TBA

Cost:  Free

Next course date:  TBA

Level 3:  Vulnerable Adults

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone in an organisation who has a position of responsibility where care for or work with vulnerable adults takes place.

What does this course offer?

You will learn how to recognise and respond to abuse; when and how to make referrals; how to work with other agencies and organisations to ensure all adults you are responsible for receive appropriate safeguarding support.

Duration: TBA        

Cost:  FREE

Next start date:  TBA

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Level 1

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

What does this course offer?

  • The skills and knowledge needed to safeguard children and young people.
  • The types of abuse and how to recognise them.
  • How to respond to your concerns and how to report those concerns.

Duration: TBA        

Cost: FREE 

Next start date: TBA

Level 2

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who works with children, young people and their families and who have completed a Level 1 course.

What does this course offer?

  • It will build on Level 1 learning around reporting and identifying abuse and concerns
  • The safeguarding process and what happens next when a referral to social care has been made.

Duration:  TBA       

Cost:  FREE

Next course start date:  TBA

Level 3

Who is it for?

This course is for a Designated Safeguarding Leads or anyone who is wanting to become Designated Lead and who works with children and young people in a management or supervisory role in settings such as youth clubs, schools, charities etc.

What does this course offer?

  • An up to date knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Development of child protection procedures within your workplace ensuring all staff understand their roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding process.

Duration:  TBA       

Cost:  FREE

Next start date:  TBA

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