Child Protection Refresher

Date & Time:

Friday 5 July 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1B, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

Target Group / Level

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals.

Course Overview / Aim

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 2018), Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (2018), 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

Opportunity to reflect on changes in changes to statutory guidance and legislation and impact on practice.

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.

Places Available:

12

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Further Information:

Trainer:

Refocus on Practice

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1B, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)