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Case Study.

Safeguarding training

Canal & River Trust is a national charity that operates across England and Wales. In recent years, they have seen a dramatic increase in both the number of people engaging across the Trust and the range and diversity of engagement activities and opportunities they offer.

Their work across education and volunteering has increased significantly and youth engagement continues to be a huge area of growth for the organisation. As more and more children, young people and communities in general become involved in their work, the greater the need for clear, practical guidance and robust processes for their staff, to ensure that the people they come into contact with have an enjoyable, valuable experience and are protected from harm.

The requirement.

Canal & River Trust recognised that there was a need to develop training that was easily accessible for their people to come together to discuss concerns, understand issues in relation to safeguarding, and learn techniques for positive engagement. Essentially, they wanted to build on people’s knowledge, capacity and confidence when it came to working with children and young people.

Lucie Unsworth

The National Youth Engagement Manager

What impact has the project had on Canal & River Trust and its staff?

The solution.

In partnership with the Canal & River Trust, Dynamic helped create a blended learning solution by designing and developing three Safeguarding and Working with Young People elearning modules that complemented the Trust’s ‘Working with Young People’ workshop.

How would you describe your experience of working with Dynamic?

“Fantastic! Every member of the Dynamic team I worked with was professional, knowledgeable and efficient, and demonstrated a great understanding of what we, as an organisation, wanted and needed to get out of this project from the outset. I felt well supported by the team who offered ongoing input and guidance to ensure that the finished modules achieved our original aims and outcomes. From the initial kick-off meeting to the project closure, working with Dynamic was a pleasure and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to develop innovative, bespoke and engaging learning packages.”
– Lucie Unsworth

What did you like most about the elearning?

“The modules were very interactive and included quizzes, video and audio clips. Safeguarding can be a difficult topic to make engaging and accessible, particularly to people who may not work with children and young people in their day-to-day work. However, Dynamic came up with a number of creative solutions to cover the fundamentals in a way that kept the interest and attention of all learners.

The scenarios were based on ‘real world’ examples that were specific to the Trust so felt relevant and applicable to our staff and volunteers. The project team suggested featuring our own staff in the videos which worked fantastically well in highlighting the importance of an organisation-wide commitment to safeguarding. The graphics and photographs were also created specifically for the Trust and featured narrow boats, locks and bridges to reiterate that this was a bespoke piece of work carefully designed and developed with the needs of our organisation and staff in mind.”
– Lucie Unsworth