12. Training and support for employees and councillors
All employees, including apprentices will receive familiarisation training on the corporate child protection policy as part of induction and as part of the corporate customer care training. Safeguarding children is mandatory training for all staff. Employees working closely with children, young people or vulnerable adults will receive more detailed advice and training as part of their Service induction process.
Employees who have occasion to deal with incidents of abuse will be offered access to the counselling service.
Councillor induction training will include child safety issues.