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Alternative Education Providers (SCC)

Education settings in Sheffield sometimes use a number of 'Alternative Providers' to education young people aged 14-18 years. Those providers who have been 'approved' through Sheffield City Council (SCC AP's) are eligible for safeguarding training, support, advice and guidance through the Safeguarding Quality Assurance and Involvement Service (SQAIS), People Portfolio.

Useful documents:

For all education settings policies and procedures follow this link: Policies, procedures and guidance

Schoolpoint 365 - Education Settings Safeguarding Team Details:

Safeguarding Children Training for Education Settings:

Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training for SCC Alternative Providers is required every 3 years (Face to Face) for all staff with regular contact with children and young people. In Sheffield this is provided through annual training with either Sheaf Training or Sheffield Inclusion Centre. For more information contact Daina Cummings, details below.

Safeguarding Children Annual Audit for SCC AP's:

For a number of years schools and colleges have been required to provide a safeguarding annual report to the Local Authority. This year we are introducing a shorter safeguarding children annual audit for SCC AP's to help the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) and Sheffield City Council to:

  • Help your organisation to develop an effective safeguarding response to the needs of the young people you support
  • Help SQAIS to identify any gaps in training and support
  • Help Schools to understand that you take safeguarding seriously
  • Help the SSCB to assess the safeguarding effectiveness of the SCC Alternative Providers

The document is here but it will also be emailed to all Designated Safeguarding Leads to complete and return by Friday 28th June 2019: Safeguarding Children Annual Audit (SCC AP's), May 19

Information and resources:

The safeguarding information and resources section will provide learning tools about specific safeguarding issues to help practitioners to develop their knowledge and that of their colleagues. The resources include SSCB fact-sheets, policies & protocols, guidance materials, e-learning courses and other training. For more information follow this link: Information and resources for professions and volunteers

Advice and support:

The link Advisor for the SCC AP's is:

Advice and support can also be provided by:

Your link in Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities is:


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