Safeguarding Children Competency Framework
The Safeguarding Children Partnerships (SCPs) know that individuals and agencies sometimes need support so that they know where extra development around safeguarding is required. Therefore, there is a Safeguarding Children Competency Framework that sets out the minimum requirements for safeguarding children learning expected by the SCPs.
The Safeguarding Children Competency Framework is for use by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Children’s Workforce. The Framework will support those individuals and organisations to undertake their safeguarding roles and responsibilities in a confident and competent manner.
The Framework is for everyone who works or volunteers with children, young people and their families, or who is responsible for improving their outcomes. However, if your organisation has a mandatory Safeguarding Framework, the training will meet the requirements of the SCPs if it is generally aligned with this framework. Therefore, it is not necessary to complete this framework in addition to your agency standards.
If your organisation does not have a Safeguarding Framework in place, meeting the competencies would support an environment to meet the safeguarding expectations of the SCPs.
The process of how to use the Competency Framework is on page 4 of the document. Essentially everyone who works or volunteers with children should be able to meet competencies 1 - 10 in a way that is proportionate to their job role. There are then further competencies that can be selected through discussion with your manager to evidence your role.
NB: This document has been revised in 2022 and the new Safeguarding Children Competency Framework was launched on Monday 10th of October Please click here to watch the 1 hour launch. Also here is the link to the new Competency Framework document.