Safeguarding at the University of Nottingham – update

May 3rd, 2022

Following the publication of the updated University of Nottingham Safeguarding Policy, we are now developing our university-wide safeguarding network and training.

We have identified safeguarding leads across Faculties and Professional Service Departments and the details of these are available on the UoN Safeguarding Resources SharePoint site. These leads will support with the management of safeguarding issues across the university, as well as ensuring information and updates are distributed.

We want to ensure that everyone working at the university, particularly those in student facing roles, understand what we mean by safeguarding and know what to do if they have any concerns about a student.

In order to achieve this, we will be providing a range of training and briefing sessions before the start of the next academic year. These are updated to be specific to our policy and procedures and therefore include information not covered by previous training courses.

In the longer term, we will be providing different levels of training and briefings in the annual training programme provided through Professional Development, Short Courses.

Please note, training and support for safeguarding leads in Faculties and Professional Service Departments will be provided separately and we will contact you directly about this.

Safeguarding & Prevent at the University of Nottingham

This two-hour session will be delivered online for all staff who work more closely with students, including Senior & Personal Tutors; teaching staff; APM staff in Faculties who are student facing; Mental Health Advisory & Counselling Services, Registry & Academic Affairs, Sport & Library staff; those working with apprentices and under 18’s or Adults at Risk; Technicians; Hall Management & Res X teams, Security; and the Compliance & Investigation team.

Please apply through Professional Development, Short Courses.

Safeguarding & Prevent face to face briefings

A one-hour, face to face session for Domestic Services, Estates Maintenance and Grounds and Catering staff. These courses will be provided at times that will enable attendance for those who work shift patterns.

For further information on this training, including the dates and locations, please discuss with your line manager who will book you onto the course.

Online Safeguarding & Prevent briefing session

These short briefings provide general information on what Safeguarding & Prevent are. We encourage all staff not noted above, who have not done this training in the last two years, to do both of these briefings.

Please apply through Professional Development, Short Courses using the links below:

For more information on what action to take if you have any safeguarding concerns, please visit the UoN Safeguarding Resources Sharepoint site.

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May 18th, 2022 at 8:18 am

Jackie Kettlewell

I have staff who work evenings and weekends and can’t attend the daytime sessions- will the training be recorded so these staff can view it when they can?

May 24th, 2022 at 9:41 am

Cyrus M

Hi Jackie. The training session will be recorded and will be placed on the UoN Safeguarding Resources SharePoint site. The team are also offering flexibility in the timing of sessions for groups of staff that work shifts. Please contact Anne Partington for more information about this.

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