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The Foundations of Safeguarding

Thursday 21st October 2021   10.00 – 12.30
Via Zoom

Session times subject to change. This is an interactive online session – 7 places available.

About the session:

This session will focus on the practicalities of safeguarding, including how to respond to concerns and disclosures, whether from visitors or volunteers. We’ll cover ‘how it works’ when safeguarding happens, from point of need, to policy, to procedure, and bust some safeguarding myths along the way. Importantly we will provide a safe space to discuss ‘how it feels’ when safeguarding happens, and some tips for making sure those involved are supported – both the person(s) you’re safeguarding and the person(s) who stepped in to help.

By the end of this session:

  • You will have a clear understanding of what safeguarding is
  • You will have greater awareness of the signs of harm, abuse and exploitation
  • You will know to respond to a disclosure
  • You will know when safeguarding is working well what this looks like
  • You will know who to go to for further help and guidance

This SW Museum Skills session is delivered with National Lottery Heritage Funding as part of the Rebuilding the Foundations: Gloucestershire’s Museums project.

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