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Our safeguarding child protection training courses are designed to meet the latest government guidance including Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016 and are fully compliant with local safeguarding board requirements.
GAIN CPD HOURS ON COMPLETION OF THIS TRAINING
INTRODUCTION TO CHILD PROTECTION
This half-day course is a general introduction to safeguarding and child protection and specifically designed for anyone who comes into contact with children, including employees and volunteers. This is a beginner’s course and you need no specific child protection skills.
The course covers legislation and guidance and completion will give you the knowledge to understand the processes for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including those suffering – or at risk of suffering – significant harm.
It meets all government guidance, including CQC and Ofsted’s Level One criteria. Customised versions of this course are available and can be tailored to your individual workplace. This is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to learn together and explore personal and professional differences while gaining a clear understanding of their statutory and shared responsibilities.
A range of methods are used including face-to-face learning with experienced professionals.
- Introduction to child protection and the current legislation framework for safeguarding children and young people
- Understand what constitutes child abuse
- The categories of child abuse and neglect and how to recognise the signs and indicators
- How to react when a child is being abused and understanding referral mechanisms and how to refer
- Understanding the importance of sharing information, communication and the dangers of not sharing information
CHILD PROTECTION ADVANCE COURSE
This one day course is for those who need to gain an advanced knowledge of Child Protection or who wish to take a deeper look at child protection issues. Aimed at those who work with children in a variety of settings, including school teachers, volunteer groups, health professionals, youth volunteers, community groups, dentists, family centres, PTA’s, governors, etc. this course aims to enhance awareness and encourage good practice.
This course is an excellent starter for those wishing to become a Designated Person or Child Protection Officer, manager or policy writer, and also ideal for those who have operational responsibility for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, who make decisions about what action needs to be taken, contacting and liaising with other agencies involved in safeguarding children, especially children’s social care.
This course also provides an opportunity for individuals and teams of staff to explore attitudes and values with regards to safeguarding children, gain a more in-depth knowledge of the signs and symptoms of abuse, reporting, policies and procedures and inter-agency liaison.
- Explore attitudes and values with regard to safeguarding children while stating your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
- Understand broad definitions of child abuse and neglect. Recognise the signs of child abuse by focusing on examples as well as the behavioural and physical indicators
- Deal appropriately with disclosures exploring the blocks inhibiting children from disclosing abuse
- Gain an awareness of how a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs
- Know how to make a referral having taken appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a concern about a child or young person
- Demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work
- Understand the Child Protection system and professional roles within this
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.