We are providing an exclusive offer for Parentkind members – discounted online training on a ten topics linked to safeguarding and duty of care.
We are delighted to be able to offer Parentkind members a cost-effective solution provided by EduCare, a leading provider of training in the education sector. EduCare’s primary focus is on ‘duty of care’, helping to keep children, young people and adults safe from harm and over 1,200 online courses are completed every day.
EduCare works with key expert partners who both create and endorse the training content. These partners range from leading charities such as Kidscape and YoungMinds, to bodies such as CIMSPA, RoSPA and the Police Secured by Design service. All courses are produced using the latest technology and techniques available and are updated as soon as any changes to regulations and statutory guidance are introduced.
10 of EduCare’s training courses are now available to Parentkind members at a fixed price of £10+VAT per course which is a saving of between 5% and 75% on their normal rates.
To view the courses available in more detail and book please visit: educare.co.uk/parentkind
Kent College – Chris Joy - Senior Teacher, Director of Boarding & Digital Strategy
"Kent College has used EduCare courses as part of its boarding staff induction and training programmes for the past 4 years and has found them to be a very cost effective, efficient and easily audit-able especially at inspection time.
Recent changes and updates to Safeguarding requirements including the Prevent strategy caused Kent College in Canterbury to look again at an EduCare subscription for modules to deliver courses to our staff in both academic and support roles remotely through their email accounts. The results of which are fed back to the course administrator for recording or further training of the individual.
The courses are well structured, demanding enough to test uptake and assimilation and crucially time efficient for the users and the college. We would recommend them and the other units to independent schools looking for turnkey solutions that can be delivered by computer, tablet or smartphone at home or at work at your own pace."
British Schools Yangon – Chris Fagan - Headteacher
"I really enjoyed completing the EduCare modules. I found them to be interesting, informative and easy to follow. I particularly liked the fact that the modules were complemented with narration and although my school initially requested that I only complete two modules, I actually ended up doing six! Thank you for putting these courses together."
Why safeguarding and child protection?
We believe that PTAs are increasingly being asked by schools to have the skills, techniques and processes in place to safeguard children. We want to make sure that every PTA has resources available to best support the school community.
I am not a member of Parentkind can I still undertake some training?
The offer of EduCare training for £10+VAT per course is only available to Parentkind members for 10 courses. If you would like to take advantage of this offer but you're not a member, please speak to the membership services team who will be happy to talk you through the wider benefits of joining and costs. These include:
- Up to £10 million public liability insurance for fundraising activities, provided by Zurich Insurance plc
- Member Support Line (0300 123 5460) for queries during business hours
- 24/7 unlimited access to the Advice Hub, the go-to resource for PTAs
- Fast track charity registration
- Guidance on PTA issues
- Charity Commission approved Model Constitution
- Website packed with up-to-date information and a directory of trusted local suppliers
- Discounts and support for members from MPLC, Booker/Makro, Raffle Tickets 4U, easyfundraising, and Grants4Schools.
Can more than one person register to use the service with same PTA membership number?
Yes, any number of people from your PTA can undertake the training. Each person will need to register individually and quote your Parentkind membership number.
How do I pay for the course?
Course fees are charged by credit or debit card online.
How do I find our membership number?
Your membership number can be found when you log in to the member area of the website. Alternatively you can phone the Member Support Line on 0300 123 5460.
What courses are available?
10 courses are available in the following areas.
- Child Protection Fundamentals
- Fire Safety in Education
- A Practical Guide to the GDPR
- First Aid Essentials
- Food Hygiene and Safety
- Health and Safety in Education
- Online Safety
- Mental Wellbeing for Children and Young People
- Preventing Bullying
- Safeguarding Young People
How long do they take to complete?
Courses take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. However you can break up the training by pausing and then return when convenient so you can fit it in between other priorities.
What do I get at the end of the training?
All courses require you to complete a test and you need to score 80% to be successful. A certificate will be available to print upon successful completion.
Can I do the training in small chunks as I only have small windows of opportunity?
Yes, courses can be saved and returned to later on.
How do I prove I have completed the course?
The course has test at the end and a printable certificate is also available.
Can our parents undertake the training if they are volunteering to help the PTA?
Training can be undertaken by committee members of the PTA, parents and teachers that are volunteering to help the PTA.
Are there any restrictions on the number of courses that can be undertaken?
What do I do if I have a technical issue whilst undertaking the training?
Please contact EduCare support on 01926 436219.
How do I make a complaint?
In the first instance please contact EduCare’s customer helpline on 01926 436219 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. If for any reason you are unhappy with the response or resolution please contact Oliver Leeds, Commercial Partnerships Manager at Parentkind, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusion in the Parentkind Supplier Directory is based on the recommendation of at least one PTA or voluntary organisation that has used the supplier's services and does not imply any recommendation from Parentkind. Parentkind disclaims all liability for any loss, damages or expense whatsoever and howsoever arising under any arrangement or contract made between a company included in the Parentkind Supplier Directory and any PTA. It is strongly recommended that all PTAs take their own precautions before entering into any arrangements or contracts with such companies.