Our consultancy services

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.

Interim and short contract assignments:  including operational ‘field’ and contract work for NGOs and interim assignments within the education and public sectors.

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.

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.

Our training covers many complex issues, supporting staff to confidently deal with the following issues:

  • Understanding the expectations of child and adult protection in your sector
  • 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
  • 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