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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

When working with vulnerable children, nothing overrides safeguarding and it is essential that all support staff are aware of what safeguarding is, what constitutes abuse and how to respond to concerns. This training course confirms the meaning of safeguarding, abuse, grooming and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and identifies the six core principles which underpin approaches to safeguarding.

This training course will identify legislation and regulations which relates to safeguarding including Regulation 12 (The Protection of Children Standard) and clarifies reasons why supporters may become involved in safeguarding concerns.

This training course considers reasons why some children may have increased vulnerability, defines different types of abuse and associated actions and indicators of abuse, whilst discussing reasons why some children may experience barriers to disclosure and ways to promote open avenues for disclosures.

This training course considers influences of social media and online activity and ways to report concerns about this (CEOP) and other issues including Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), County Lines and radicalisation.

This training course describes procedures to follow for all safeguarding concerns for children including disclosures and allegations, boundaries relating to the investigation of potential concerns and procedures to follow in relation to confidentiality, data protection, safe sharing (‘No Secrets’) and whistleblowing.

This training course discusses ways of preventative working in terms of recruitment and selection, education for children, training for staff and policy and procedure and describes ways of supporting children to be aware of raising concerns and ways of disclosing (procedures). 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
  • 1.3Identify ways supporters can become involved in safeguarding concerns
  • 1.4Describe the six core principles of safeguarding
  • 1.5Identify legislation which is relevant to safeguarding children
2Understand vulnerability factors for children
  • 2.1Explain factors which may increase vulnerability of abuse for some children
  • 2.2Describe reasons why some children may experience barriers to disclosing instances of abuse
  • 2.32.3 Explain the impact which abuse can have on children
3Understand actions and indicators and impact of abuse
  • 3.1Define an ‘action’ of abuse
  • 3.2Define an ‘indicator’ of abuse
  • 3.3Define the meaning of ‘grooming’
  • 3.4Define the meaning of Child Criminal Exploitation
  • 3.5List different types of abuse
  • 3.6Explain actions and indicators of various types of abuse
  • 3.7Evaluate the risks presented by social media and on-line abuse
4Understand action to take for concerns or allegations
  • 4.1Confirm action to take if concerns are raised about a child’s activity online (CEOP)
  • 4.2Confirm action to take if concerns are raised about Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and County Lines
  • 4.3Confirm action to take if concerns are raised about a child’s involvement in radicalisation and terrorism
  • 4.4Describe procedures to follow for all safeguarding concerns for children including disclosures and allegations
  • 4.5Describe boundaries relating to the investigation of potential safeguarding concerns
5Understand policy, procedure and regulations
  • 5.1Confirm procedures to follow in relation to confidentiality, data protection and safe sharing (‘No Secrets’)
  • 5.2Explain the purpose of an organisations ‘whistleblowing policy’
  • 5.3State requirements of Regulation 12 (The Protection of Children Standard) of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations (2015)
6Understand ways of preventative working, educating and supporting children
  • 6.1State ways of protecting children with on-line activity and social media
  • 6.2Explain ways of preventative working in terms of; recruitment and selection, education and training and policy and procedure
  • 6.3Describe ways of supporting children to be aware of raising concerns and ways of disclosing (procedures)

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

Audience for this course

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

QCF Units

This Safeguarding training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children'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's Workforce.

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