Child safeguarding is not just the responsibility of professionals such as social workers, healthcare workers and teachers. It's also a key issue for anyone who works with or comes into contact with children, from librarians, receptionists and bus drivers to lifeguards and community group leaders.
Our Safeguarding Children training course provides you with the essential knowledge and skills to identify children who may be at risk of suffering significant harm and to take appropriate action to ensure they are protected.
Aims and Objectives
- To empower learners to understand and identify indicators of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect.
- To explore the impact of each category of abuse on children.
- To enable learners to confidently and assertively respond to situations where a child may be at risk of physical or emotional harm.
- To outline the procedures for making a referral to the appropriate authorities.
- To discuss the role of the safeguarding designated person.
Intended Learning Outcome
On completing the training, learners should have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Be proactive in identifying and responding to the potential risk of a child suffering abuse or neglect.
- Understand how to interact with a child when they are sharing concerns.
- Understand the importance of accurately recording information shared by a child at risk, focusing on both facts and observations.
- Identify reasons why a child may be reluctant to share their feelings or experiences.
- Be vigilant and avoid missing chances to identify a child at risk of abuse or neglect.
- Understand his or her safeguarding responsibilities both within and outside the workplace.
- Have a basic understanding of the Section 47 investigation and child protection process.
We can also deliver this training at your premises on a mutually convenient date. Please contact us for more details.