Every organisation which regularly works with children needs to have a designated Safeguarding Officer in place to ensure that there is someone whose main responsibility is the safeguarding of children and child protection. While everyone who works in an organisation has the responsibility to ensure that the children in their care are safe and cared for at all times, the Safeguarding Officer has additional duties in overseeing the safety and wellbeing of any children involved in the organisation, as well as ensuring that legal responsibilities are met.
The best way to build on the skill set you need to become a Safeguarding Officer is to complete a Safeguarding Officer training course.
Not only will Safeguarding Officer training gives you a certified qualification which you can show off to potential employers, but it will also allow you to fully explore the role of a Safeguarding Officer to see if it’s a career you would like to pursue.
The average safeguarding officer salary in the United Kingdom is £27,892 per year or £14.30 per hour.
Entry level positions start at £24,026 per year while most experienced workers make up to £37,953 per year.
As a School Safeguarding Officer, you’ll usually work 37-40 hours a week subject to term times.
Some staff work all year round while some take term holidays.
With experience, you could become a lead officer, co-ordinating the work of your organisation’s child protection team. You could also work for safeguarding partnerships between local authorities, schools, health bodies, charities and social services. With further training and experience, you could become a children’s services inspector or a self-employed consultant, delivering training and advising organisations on child protection policies and regulations.
We offer both Level 2 and Level 3 Courses & Qualifications. Some of these may be eligible for government funded learning meaning you could study for free subject to eligibility.