Duration 1 day
The aim of the course is to help staff understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children, young people and adults. The course will give staff a baseline awareness of policy, procedures and related issues regarding safeguarding children and adults at risk relevant to their role and will draw upon guidance from legislation, NSPCC, Firstcheck and relevant government and internal policies and guidelines.
This course is designed to help delegates: Understand the difference between 'safeguarding' and 'protection' Be aware of the range of safeguarding legislation Identify forms and potential indicators of abuse Develop the skills to sensitively handle a disclosure Reflect on how to make their service safer for vulnerable groups
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. Due to the sensitive nature of this course, delegates are encouraged to help create a safe environment in which to explore these issues.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- The legal and ethical framework of safeguarding
- Abuse and neglect: categories, definitions and signs
- Issues and approaches in safeguarding children and adults at risk
- Disclosures of abuse and the limits of confidentiality
- Staff responsibilities, monitoring, reporting and working with external agencies
- Developing a safe environment and high standards of care
This course is relevant for all staff as safeguarding vulnerable adults and children/young people is everyone's responsibility regardless of their role.
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.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Professional Boundaries & Good Practice
Risk Assessment and Management
Record Keeping and Report Writing