Duration 1 day
The aim of the course is to help staff understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children and young people. The course will give staff a baseline awareness of policy, procedures and related issues regarding safeguarding children relevant to their role and will draw upon relevant legislation, guidelines and policies.
By the end of this course, delegates will have covered: Definitions and terminology involved in safeguarding children The categories of abuse, signs, and symptoms and when to report it A checklist of questions to help determine whether abuse has taken place Handling a disclosure, and the limits of confidentiality The need for partnership working and how to make a service safer The challenges and dilemmas in implementing a safeguarding children policy Key inquiries, cases and legislation
Methods of Delivery
The facilitator will employ a range of teaching methods including direct input, small and large group activities, discussions, use of case study material and PowerPoint slides.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Safeguarding children/young people: issues and approaches
- Legal and ethical framework
- Abuse: definition, categories, and possible signs
- Staff roles, responsibilities, and communication skills
- Monitoring, reporting and working with external agencies
- Developing a safe environment for service users
This course is relevant for all staff within the organisation as safeguarding children and young people is everyone's responsibility regardless of role. However, as this course will cover the basics of safeguarding, it will be of most benefit to staff who have not done such a course before or who haven't done so within the past three years.
Due to the sensitive nature of this course, time will be given to negotiate ground rules to make it safe for participants to explore these issues within a safe though challenging environment.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Safeguarding for Lead Officers and Managers