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Explains what organisations and practitioners are each responsible for.


  • are responsible for making sure their practitioners are competent to always carry out their safeguarding roles
  • may have their own training, learning and development frameworks or strategies for practitioners to follow
  • are responsible for measuring the quality of training, learning and development opportunities provided and making changes if they need to.


  • are responsible for recording their own learning and development
  • need to share evidence of their learning and development with their employer, manager and professional body when required
  • who are registered with a professional body need to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements specified for them.

They’ll also work to any Code of Professional Practice and Conduct.

First published: 2 October 2023
Last updated: 13 November 2023
Series last updated: 20 March 2024
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