Safeguarding Children (Levels 1 and 2)

Overview

Prepare yourself for making safeguarding referrals (to the police and Children’s Social Care). Looking to brush up your knowledge?

New to the topic and looking for a clear and thorough briefing – in case you are ever involved?

Either way, this course is for you.

The 10-course bundle explains the meaning and key principles behind safeguarding, child protection, child abuse and significant harm.

You will also learn how to recognise and respond to child abuse; what are its causes, types, and effects; and all the key stages of the referral process – e.g. Children’s Social Care and the components of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need.

Audience

This Safeguarding Children (Levels 1 and 2) course is intended for staff who fall into the following work groups:

  • Group 3: Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
  • Group 4: Members of the workforce who are responsible for making safeguarding referrals to the Police and Children’s Social Care
  • Group 5: Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries, including professionals police and children’s social care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.
  • Objectives

    Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

    • Background, legal basis and definition of safeguarding, child protection and child abuse
    • Serious case reviews and core functions of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
    • Concept of significant harm, what to do if child abuse is suspected as well as the key principles of child protection
    • Who abuses children and the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
    • Recognising signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator
    • Causes and effects of abuse on children
    • Information to record and what to do if you have concern
    • Responding to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect
    • Types of questions that can be asked, should be asked, and should be avoided
    • Considerations before referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care
    • Information you should provide to Children’s Social Care and the questions you should ask
    • What you and Children’s Social Care should do following a referral
    • The Framework for the Assessment of Children and their families and its principles
    • Assessing children’s needs
    • Understand the ‘Domains’ and ‘Dimensions’ of the Framework
    • Importance of keeping an up to date chronology and how to record one
    • Purpose and possible outcomes of a Strategy Discussion and Section 47 Enquiries
    • Initial Child Protection Conferences

    Modules

    • Background and the Law
    • Child Abuse Awareness
    • Recognising Abuse and Neglect
    • If You Have Concern
    • Responding to a Disclosure – What You Should Do
    • Responding to a Disclosure – How to Ask Questions
    • Referring Safeguarding Concerns
    • Recognising and Avoiding Dangerous Safeguarding Practice
    • Chronologies
    • Child Protection Process and Procedures

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Phone: +44 (0)20 7613 3444

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