Course Provider:Freedom Training and Consultancy
Course Outline
It is the responsibility of everyone to safeguard vulnerable children young people and adults in the UK. This course has been designed for maritime staff and personnel on all levels, welfare support staff, volunteers and anyone whose role brings them in to contact with merchant seafarers and their dependents in the UK. 

Course Aim
• To develop delegates knowledge of their role in Safeguarding Children, young people and Adults within UK legislation.
• To provide the knowledge required to thoroughly understand the detailed categories of abuse and to recognise the signs of abuse and develop an understanding of how to respond appropriately and legally to suspected or alleged abuse.
• To give an overview of safeguarding responsibilities for anyone who may come across, abuse, trafficking and exploitation, child sexual exploitation, extremism and radicalisation, domestic and honour based violence, female genital mutilation and other safeguarding issues such as self-neglect, self-harm and suicidal ideology.

Course Objectives
• The history of safeguarding in Britain- why we are where we are today!
• What is safeguarding in the maritime world?
• Legislation that underpins safeguarding in the UK
• Your safeguarding policies and how they support you
• Roles, responsibility and accountability (yours, and maritime support services)
• Detailed categories of abuse understanding definitions, signs and symptoms
• Reporting a concern – a legal responsibility including overseas 
• Confidentiality and information sharing including overseas
• Record keeping and report writing
• Dealing with disclosure
• Signposting and support services – safeguarding 

Course programme

Course Dates for 2019

Courses arranged upon request.

Course Logistics
This is a one day course to be held at the offices of The Merchant Navy Welfare Board.

Course Funding

The Board will cover all administration costs but not travel and accommodation expenses for this course, except in exceptional circumstances.  These circumstances would need to be discussed with our Deputy Chief Executive.

For further information please contact Helen van Gass ,Training manager on 02380337799 or via e-mail

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