Our consultancy services
Educators and their staff have legal duties to identify and respond to signs of abuse including radicalisation. Cosain Consulting offers training to enable teaching and support staff to fully understand what the national expectations of safeguarding and Prevent duties mean for them and how they can develop and implement appropriate policies in their own workplace environment.
We offer comprehensive, bespoke training and consultancy services including;
Safeguarding: training, investigation, audit, Ofsted preparation, advice, policy support
Prevent: training, awareness-raising of issues contributing to radicalisation, Ofsted preparation
Best Interest Assessments: Immigration ‘Best Interest’ / ‘Social Circumstances’ assessments and reports can assist the UKBA or court to make decisions as to whether a child and family remain in the UK. The assessment and report provide an independent, expert opinion covering the potential emotional, educational and practical impact of either a parent or the family being removed from the UK. The client feedback is consistently positive with commendations received from presenting Barristers.
Equality & Diversity training: including issue based training relating to particular protected characteristics, cultural literacy development.
This is all thoroughly grounded in best practice to fulfill your requirements. We can ensure you are fully prepared for organisational audit, provide training and support for front line workers and raise awareness of the challenges surrounding Safeguarding and Prevent in your workplace.
Training courses are tailored to meet the particular needs of your institution or work place and can be provided to all levels of staff. Support will be provided among senior managers to develop, implement and review appropriate strategic policies and procedures. Training may also count towards CPD accreditation.
Our training covers many complex issues, supporting staff to confidently deal with the following issues:
- Understanding the expectations of child and adult protection in education
- Issue based training including, CSEand CSA
- Compliance with the Prevent Duty
- Holding challenging conversations
- Identifying, responding to and countering radicalisation
- Countering homophobia and transphobia
- Effective partnerships
- Risk assessments
- Action planning
- Increasing cultural literacy
- Preparing for Ofsted
- Role management
- Community cohesion
- Embedding ‘British values’
- Building resilience to safeguard against extremism
Why use Cosain Consulting?
“There is an important role for further education institutions, including sixth form colleges and independent training providers, in helping prevent people being drawn into terrorism, which includes not just violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise views which terrorists exploit. It is a condition of funding that all further education and independent training providers must comply with relevant legislation and any statutory responsibilities associated with the delivery of education and safeguarding of learners.“
Prevent – ‘Prevent Duty Guidance for England & Wales’ DfE
Cosain Consulting can help you to ensure that your organisation is ready to meet the obligations set out in the recently updated Prevent Duty Guidance July 2015.
Abigail brings her successful track record coupled with her leadership in implementing Prevent, Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity duties to high-level delivery of a range of training and services on these important topics. With more than a decade of senior level experience within the education sector, she will work in partnership with principals, teachers and senior leaders to analyse the institution’s performance in keeping children safe and protected against extremism.
Training will be brought to you or can be delivered at accessible local venues. For further information, or to request our services, please go to our contact page.