This course is suitable 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.
To outline the roles and responsibilities of the ‘Designated Lead/ Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer ’
By the end of the course the participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of the designated safeguarding children officer and state the key areas of responsibility
- List the key legislation and guidance underpinning your organisation’s policy for responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
- Decide what steps your organisation needs to take in order to effectively safeguard children and young people with whom it has contact
- Identify blocks to staff reporting concerns within your organisation and identify how to overcome these
- State what is likely to happen following an enquiry to MASH and what further role you may have as a Designated Lead
- List the key legislation and guidance in connection with recording and sharing of information relating to concerns about a child in Jersey
- Demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and be able to identify and network for personal support
St Paul’s Centre is located in the heart of St Helier, along New Street. The nearest car park is at Minden Place.
There are a number of sandwich takeaways and cafes within a short walk or bring a packed lunch which can be eaten on the premises. Tea and coffee will be provided at break times (mid morning and mid afternoon) free of charge.