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Online-Safety Coordinators

All face to face safeguarding training is cancelled until further notice. We are currently converting our courses to 'virtual' training and we will email all DSL/D's to let them know when this is available.

The Training Pathway for Online-Safety Coordinators in schools and colleges is:




  • Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach - see below

  • Annual Online-Safety Refresher - see below

Information about the Online-Safety Coordinator role & training for Alternative Education Providers (SCC), is here: Alternative Education Provider SCC Training.

The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. An effective approach to online-safety helps education settings to protect and educate the whole school community and to develop systems to identify, intervene and escalate incidents of concern.

Opportunities to teach online-safety in education settings should be considered a central part of a broad and balanced curriculum, alongside e.g. Relationships and Sex Education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. 

Governing bodies & proprietors should ensure that:

  • their setting has a trained Online-Safety Coordinator (OSC) who is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy

  • there are appropriate filtering and monitoring systems in place to minimise risks to their pupils when using the settings IT system

The role of the Online-Safety Coordinator includes:

  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing online-safety policies and procedures; promoting awareness and understanding for pupils, parents/carers, staff and volunteers and ensuring online-safety is embedded across the curriculum and promoted with parents and carers

  • Being the first point of contact for online-safety issues; recording, monitoring, communicating & reviewing concerns; referring concerns to appropriate agencies; reporting to Governors & liaising with the Local Authority, the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) and other relevant agencies as appropriate

  • Ensuring that pupils, staff & volunteers receive regular training & offering support and training to parents and carers as appropriate

Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach:

This training MUST be completed by Online-Safety Coordinators in schools & colleges in Sheffield. This is a 2-day course. We are converting this course to a 'virtual' medium and will post details of when this is available soon.

Annual Online-Safety Refresher:

This training should be completed by OSC's only after the 2-day course above. This is a half-day course. We are converting this course to a 'virtual' medium and will post details of when this is available soon.

For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training


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