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 protection role.
Taught by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.
£310 per person
2-day face-to-face training course
In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:
- describe the role of the designated child protection officer and state key areas of responsibility
state your own values regarding abuse and maltreatment and the impact of these on professional practice
describe the key legislation and guidance underpinning the organisation’s policy for responding to child protection concerns within the National Practice Model of the GIRFEC approach
decide what steps the organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of those with whom it has contact
state the blocks that inhibits the disclosure of abuse and respond effectively to someone who does disclose
state the blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns, including concerns regarding staff or volunteers
state what is likely to happen following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies and what further role they may have
explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality
demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of child protection work and identify a network for personal support.
Who’s this course for?
Designated child protection officer training (Scotland) is for anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.
You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection in Scotland, and successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.
People who have taken this course include:
- nursery managers
- sports coaches
- adult addiction service staff
- leisure facilities managers
- professionals from commercial, community and religious based organisations.
This course doesn’t provide full training for people who work in a statutory agency.
Note for health professionals: This course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers. We can also deliver Level 4 training to your health organisation.