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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Contextual safeguarding is specific approach focusing on situations outside of a family environment which may increase the risk of harm or abuse for children, young people and in particular adolescent young people, considers the influences which they could be exposed to and how these might constitute safeguarding concerns.

This training course describes the meaning of safeguarding, abuse, contextual safeguarding and extra-familial harm, describes the six core principles of safeguarding and lists legislation which is relevant to safeguarding children.

This training course defines situations outside of an immediate family environment that may increase risk for children and young people and lists activities which can constitute a contextual safeguarding risk and extra-familial harm.

This training course describes influences that children and young people are exposed to in adolescence which could constitute a safeguarding concern and evaluates how extra-familial relationships can be just as harmful as those a child or young person has with their family and to consider these as part of assessing risk.

This training course considers barriers to implementing preventative or protective measures when a risk comes from a factor in their wider environment and explain the four key dynamics that should be considered when understanding where threats or risks may come from (home and family, peer groups, school/education and neighbourhood).

This training course explain the four key features of an appropriate response to prevent contextual safeguarding concerns, states how to raise concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person and defines the meaning and purpose of Child Protection Online Protection (CEOP) and the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

Finally, this training course defines the principle of a 'two-tier approach' to Contextual Safeguarding, explains the importance of involving children, young people and in particular adolescence in decision making around risk and concern and describes approaches to take with children and young people to promote awareness and reduce risk. This is an accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what safeguarding is
  • 1.1Describe what safeguarding is
  • 1.2Describe what abuse is
  • 1.3Describe the six core principles of safeguarding
  • 1.4List legislation which is relevant to safeguarding children
2Understand what contextual safeguarding and extra-familial harm is
  • 2.1Describe the meaning of contextual safeguarding
  • 2.2Describe the meaning of extra-familial harm
  • 2.3Define situations outside of an immediate family environment that may increase risk for children and young people
  • 2.4List activities which can constitute a contextual safeguarding risk and extra-familial harm
  • 2.5Describe influences that children and young people are exposed to in adolescence which could constitute a safeguarding concern
  • 2.6Evaluate how extra-familial relationships can be just as harmful as those a child or young person has with their family and to consider these as part of assessing risk
3Understand responses and actions to take for concerns of contextual safeguarding risks
  • 3.1Consider barriers to implementing preventative or protective measures when a risk comes from a factor in their wider environment
  • 3.2Explain the four key dynamics that should be considered when understanding where threats or risks may come from; (home and family, peer groups, school/education and neighbourhood)
  • 3.3Explain the four key features of an appropriate response to prevent contextual safeguarding concerns
  • 3.4State how to raise concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person
  • 3.5Define the meaning and purpose of Child Protection Online Protection (CEOP) referrals
  • 3.6Define the meaning and purpose of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM)
4Understand ways of providing positive and proactive support in relation to contextual safeguarding
  • 4.1Define the principle of a 'two-tier approach' to contextual safeguarding
  • 4.2Explain the importance of involving children, young people and in particular adolescence in decision making around risk and concern
  • 4.3Describe approaches to take with children and young people to promote awareness and reduce risk

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Contextual Safeguarding and Extra-Familial Harm training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Contextual Safeguarding and Extra-Familial Harm training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This Working with Challenging Behaviour&nbsp;training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children&rsquo;s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People&rsquo;s Workforce.</p>

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