Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people
Our training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with in a designated child safeguarding role.
Taught by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.
£450 per person
2-day face-to-face training course
In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:
- describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding officer
- state your own values regarding child abuse and neglect, and the impact of these on professional practice
- describe the key legislation and guidance underpinning child safeguarding
- identify the barriers preventing the disclosure of abuse and ways to overcome these barriers
- identify factors that can render children more vulnerable to abuse and neglect
- make appropriate decisions about the action to take in response to child safeguarding concerns or allegations against staff or volunteers
- explain what happens following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies, as well as the implications for the DSO role
- explain what measures an organisation needs to have in place to prevent the perpetration of sexual abuse, or to respond to survivors of sexual abuse
- explain the principles of recording and sharing information, including the importance of confidentiality, with regards to safeguarding concerns and allegations
- demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify a network for personal support
- identify any additional steps that your own organisation can take to strengthen its safeguarding arrangements.
This course is CPD certified.