We have been given a grant to provide additional training for our team focusing on the safeguarding children and young people.

The money came from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to be put towards the training for staff who are dedicated to helping children and young people who have a wide range of disabilities.

The £3,735 grant was used to fund specific training for staff at the nursery, school and college which the Trust runs.

Courses have been attended by staff members focusing on the protection of children and young people while using the internet and social networking sites.

Additional courses have been scheduled in to be undertaken later this year which will look at matters specifically around the safeguarding of children and young people with autism.

Alan Robinson, our executive principal , said: "This money is very welcome as we are pleased to have been able to put it to such good use and I would like to thank the police and crime commissioner for choosing us to receive this grant.”

The training undertaken so far was delivered by ThinkUKnow, while the training which is upcoming has been commissioned by TutorCare and the National Autistic Society.