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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

Working with vulnerable children and young people is a rewarding and motivating role, especially when supporters see the development people can make through positive support and role modelling, and a crucial part of the role is to protect vulnerable people from the risk of neglect and abuse.

This training course considers how providing safe support and care is essential in reducing risk and specifically focuses on the risk associated with allegations being made, how need to be dealt with, and how these can impact on the support environment and the team.

This training course considers the feelings, actions and outcomes of each person involved in an allegation, child protection legislation and procedures and the way in which allegations should be dealt with in line with confidentiality, recording and reporting. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

1Understand principles of safe care and support
  • 1.1Describe considerations to be made in preparation for a placement of care or support
  • 1.2Define the meaning of the term ‘Delegated Responsibility’
  • 1.3Explain what an allegation is.
  • 1.4Explain the definition given in the document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013)’ to describe an allegation.
  • 1.5Describe ways which allegations could arise from.
2Understand safeguarding legislation and regulations
  • 2.1Define legislation which relates to child protection and allegations
  • 2.2Explain how Section 11 of the Children Act (2004) places a statutory duty on agencies to safeguard children and promote their welfare.
  • 2.3Explain and evaluate the confidentiality and data protection procedure to be followed in accordance with guidance issued in the Information Commissioner Code of Practice (2002).
  • 2.4Analyse the purpose of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
3Understand preventative ways of working
  • 3.1Describe open and safe ways of working to reduce the likelihood of false allegations being made.
4Understand barriers to disclosure
  • 4.1Explain reasons why a looked after young person may find it difficult to make an allegation disclosure
  • 4.2Describe possible reasons why a young person may be making repetitive false allegations and how you would manage this situation.
5Understand the impact of allegations
  • 5.1Explain and evaluate the potential outcome of both true and false allegations made by a young person on: The alleged person(s), Staff team members, Other people, and the organisation
6Understand allegation process and policy
  • 6.1Explain the procedures to follow for an allegation made by a young person in your care against: A member of support staff, A young person in your care, A family member or friend, Any other person
  • 6.2Explain the procedure to follow if an allegation is made by a member of staff about another member of staff.
  • 6.3Analyse considerations to make when a member of staff is suspended pending an investigation into an allegation.


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

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 Dealing with Allegations training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Dealing with Allegations training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This Dealing with Allegations 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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