My job is in an office. I work internally with adult colleagues. None of my work involves children or vulnerable adults. HR have launched mandatory EDI training for all staff. On the list is safeguarding, 2 modules, children and vulnerable adults.
I've done 2 days of safeguarding training as part of a volunteer role working with young people, it was upsetting. I don't want to do it again.
Can you help me understand why my employer would force me to do this training? How is it relevant to my job? What am I missing?
Safeguarding is also about keeping yourself safe and raising awareness. Young people is up to 25 with SEND needs and therefore you may find yourself working with people where your awareness and observational skills may keep them safe