Safeguarding Children & Young People

Overview

This course was developed to provide delegates with a broad perspective about the risk children and young people could be exposed to. It also presents the different types of abuse and steps to recognise them.

Each delegate will receive a course workbook. This includes key information notes from the course and activities to complete throughout the session. The workbooks can be taken away by the delegates at the end of the session to use as reference.


Course Content

At the end of the training session, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand child maltreatment in its different forms: Physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect, child trafficking, FGM and radicalisation including prevalence and impact.
  • Understand the relevance of parental, family and carer factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill-health, substance and alcohol misuse.
  • Know what to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment, including local policies and procedures around who to contact, where to obtain further advice and support and have awareness of the referral process.
  • Understand the importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so).
  • Know what to do if concerns are not being taken seriously or any other barriers to referring a child/family.
  • Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking.
  • Understand what the term ‘Looked after child’ means.
  • Recognise possible signs of child maltreatment relating to the healthcare workers role.
  • Seek appropriate advice, report concerns and feel confident that concerns have been listened to.

 

  • Target Audience – All Staff
  • Training Course Duration – (4 hours) Half Day
  • Certification – Upon successful completion of the session questionnaire and practical elements
  • No. of Participants – 12 maximum

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