Safeguarding Children

A young girl being carried by her father looking directly into the camera - Safeguarding Children Training Course
Course No. 1104

£295.00 ((Ex VAT))

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  • Online - Zoom 2 hour(s)
  • Up to 12 delegates
Available Funding:
Self Funded
Silver VIP Customers: 2 VIP Hours
Gold VIP Customers: £0.00

Course Outline

Our “Safeguarding Children” training course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety, protection, and well-being of children. In today’s complex society, understanding child protection, relevant legislation, and the impact of modern challenges, such as online environments, is crucial for caregivers and anyone involved in the welfare of children.

The course includes the following topics:

  1. Child Protection and Safeguarding:
    The course starts by establishing a solid foundation in the principles of child protection and safeguarding. Participants will delve into the fundamental concepts, recognizing the importance of creating a secure environment that promotes the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of children.
  2. Legislation Relating to Safeguarding and Protecting Children:
    Understanding the legal framework is paramount for effective child protection. Participants will explore key legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and the Care Act 2014, gaining insights into their roles, responsibilities, and the legal obligations involved in safeguarding children.
  3. Government Guidance & Legislation:
    An in-depth exploration of government guidance and legislation related to child protection will be undertaken. Participants will become familiar with national policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the latest standards and best practices in safeguarding.
  4. What is Child Abuse?:
    To effectively combat child abuse, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the different forms it can take, ranging from physical and emotional abuse to neglect and exploitation. Real-world examples and case studies will be employed to enhance comprehension and application.
  5. Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence/Abuse:
    The course addresses the profound impact of domestic violence and abuse on children. Participants will learn how to recognise signs of abuse, understand the dynamics of abusive relationships, and explore strategies to safeguard children in homes affected by domestic violence.
  6. Barriers to Children Sharing Information:
    An insightful examination of the barriers preventing children from sharing information will be conducted. Participants will develop strategies to overcome these barriers, fostering open communication channels to better identify and address potential issues.
  7. Children’s Rights:
    Children have fundamental rights that must be upheld. The course emphasizes these rights, empowering participants to ensure that children are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, in accordance with international conventions and national laws.
  8. Knowing What to Do When Abuse is Reported to You:
    Participants will be guided through a step-by-step process on how to respond when confronted with a report of child abuse. This includes understanding reporting procedures, maintaining confidentiality, and actively engaging in the safeguarding process.
  9. Internet and Online Social Networking:
    In the digital age, the course addresses the specific challenges posed by the internet and online social networking. Participants will gain practical insights into safeguarding children in virtual spaces, covering topics such as online safety, privacy settings, and recognizing potential risks.

Our “Safeguarding Children” training course is a comprehensive and practical resource for individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of child protection. By combining theoretical knowledge with real-world scenarios and the latest legislative updates, participants will leave equipped to create safer environments for children, ensuring their well-being and fostering a culture of child safeguarding. Join us on this important journey to make a positive impact on the lives of children in our communities.

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  • Recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)​
  • Detail the impact a parent/carer’s physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
  • Describe the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection ​context
  • Explain what action to take if you have concerns, including to whom you should report your concerns and from whom to seek advice
  • List the risks associated with the internet and online social networking​
  • Detail the basic legislation (Sexual Offences Act 2003, Children Acts 1989 and 2004)

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