Safeguarding training - why?

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MerryDecembermas Mon 15-Feb-21 10:11:25

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?

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notdaddycool Mon 15-Feb-21 10:31:06

Covering their arses, easier to make it mandatory. However the sort of HR mass training tends to be very lightweight with a quiz at the end. I wouldn't be too worried.

cabbageking Mon 15-Feb-21 14:05:27

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

MerryDecembermas Mon 15-Feb-21 17:09:03

Thank you both

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