Child Protection Refresher

Date & Time:

Friday 15 March 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

Group Level 3 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Competence Still Matters Training framework published by the London Safeguarding Children Board. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals.

Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to those who have already attended Child Protection training to update their working knowledge of child protection issues based on “Working together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2015), Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (2015), London Child Protection Procedures and messages from Serious Case Reviews. 

The focus is on safeguarding responsibilities across the multi-agency partnership and the importance of taking into account the voice of the child at all stages of the child protection process. The course includes: 
• To revisit current definitions of child abuse and neglect and their application to practice, including signs of harm and risk factors; including specific issues for disabled children and other related groups of children. 
• The role and duties of different agencies working together to safeguard children and any changes in legislation and guidance. 
• The importance of effective information sharing within the partnership. 
• Key messages from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and the importance of the voice of the child. 
• Any recent developments in approaches to assess children. 
• Revisit and apply relevant legislation and guidance. 
• Opportunity to reflect on changes to safeguarding practice as a result in changes to statutory guidance and legislation. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants should be able to: 
• Identify signs of harm and risk factors in respect of current definitions of child abuse and neglect. 
• Apply latest definitions of abuse and neglect according to their role and function. 
• Be knowledgeable about recent changes to definitions, statutory guidance and legislation and know with how to access further information. 
• Gained learning from SCRs and the application of this learning to practice. 
• Improved understanding about information sharing duties. 
• Recognise the importance of the voice of the child in all aspects of safeguarding practice and record keeping. 

Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
OtherNo Limit
PoliceNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - OtherNo Limit
Private - Residential Home0
Sutton Housing PartnershipNo Limit
Voluntary/CommunityNo Limit


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Further Information:


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Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)