Before placement, we were required to complete 2 online safeguarding courses that will allow us to effectively be able to ensure that children are safe in the classroom, protected and that we as trainee teachers going in to educational settings are aware of the policies out there and the procedures that we must follow.
The first training looked at CHANNEL. This is a prevent strategy. This was something that was new to me, and that I did not have any understanding on. Following on from completing the training, I now feel aware of situations that could arise within my career as a teacher, and I feel that this will allow me to deal with such situations if and when they may occur.