This course is suitable for professionals from either the statutory or voluntary services who work directly with children, young people and their families. It provides common core skills and knowledge and would suit staff who need more than a basic level of understanding for safeguarding children and/or require refresher training on safeguarding and working together.
To enable practitioners working with children and/or families to understand safeguarding and child protection processes, and relate these to their role and responsibilities within their work and the wider organisation.
By the end of the course the participants should be able to:
- Identify the signs and indicators of abuse in particular relation to vulnerable groups of children and young people
- Name the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for safeguarding children and young people
- Identify the key assessment processes in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and young people
- State the 7 key principles of information sharing and identify best practice in recording safeguarding information.
- Respond appropriately to a disclosure or allegation of abuse.
- Respond in an effective and timely manner to concerns about the safety and welfare of a child/young person, and be able to make an enquiry to MASH
- Identify some of the current key issues in relation to safeguarding children and young people
- Identify sources of support for their continuing professional development
Venue, Parking & Refreshments
23 Hill Street does not have disability access; however, training courses can be provided at alternative venues, should this be a problem please clarify any particular access requirements on the application form.
Public car-parking facilities (scratch card) are available at Green Street or Pier Road.
A variety of local food outlets are available within walking distance of the SPB training room, or bring a packed lunch which can be eaten on the premises. Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.