Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Foundation Training
The Freedom to Speak Up Guardian role is a rewarding one, but it can be challenging. In order to have a solid understanding of the background and expectations of the job, the National Guardian’s Office requires Freedom to Speak Up Guardians to complete Foundation Training.
This training helps potential Freedom to Speak Up Guardians think about important aspects of how they work within their organisation including wider support they might need to be effective. It also identifies measures to assess the impact of the guardian role on the Freedom to Speak Up culture of their organisation.
We are working to develop an e-learning product to provide this Foundation Training.
As the network of organisations with Freedom to Speak Up Guardians expands, this will ensure that training is more accessible to a wide range of people.
Check in calls for newly appointed guardians
Until the new foundation training product is available, there is an enhanced offer of support for Freedom To Speak Up Guardians within their first 6 months of registration on the NGO directory. The NGO facilitates regular group check in calls for anyone wanting to discuss any aspect of the role.
These sessions are not compulsory and are not designed to replace the valuable support given by buddies or at network meetings. They do not replace guardian surgeries where these may be more appropriate to discuss confidential cases.
The dates of the check in calls are as follows:
- Monday Aug 23rd
- Tuesday Sep 14th
- Friday Oct 8th
- Friday Nov 12th
- Friday Dec 10th