Awareness raising

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Leaders model commitment to learning and development around safeguarding and participate in safeguarding training.

Discuss the behaviour

Consider how the behaviour relates to your working environment and your interactions with colleagues and others outside the organisation. Pose your own questions where relevant and make notes on your discussion.

Questions for you to consider

  • What safeguarding training have you personally completed and how does this compare with the training other staff are expected to complete?

  • How are you ensuring that learning from safeguarding cases, mistakes or “near misses” is incorporated into training?

  • How are you championing meaningful safeguarding learning and development and leading by example in your organisation?

  • How are you ensuring that learning about safeguarding is embedded into your own and others’ behaviour and organisational processes, and that safeguarding training leads to improved staff attitudes and behaviours?

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What actions would you implement to make a change?

Using what you discussed, decide what actions you plan to take as an organisation. Note down who is accountable for ensuring these are implemented and when you aim to achieve them. Note that the "Actions for leaders" are a starting point, not an exhaustive list. You can add specific actions that are relevant to your organisation.

Glossary of terms used


Safeguarding is about all the preventative and responsive measures we take to ensure we do no harm to anyone in our organisation and anyone we come into contact with as part of our work. This tool was developed with tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) in mind, but is applicable beyond that.You can find a more comprehensive definition on the Bond website