Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Date & Time:

Tuesday 22 January 2019 (09:30 - 16:00)

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


Target Group / Level

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

Course Overview

• The legal and statutory basis for referral, assessment and intervention and the application of the LSCB threshold criteria for disabled children and related groups of children. 
• Attitudes, assumptions and professional barriers that increase risk and lessen protection for disabled children and related groups of children.
• Issues relating to a child’s specific impairment e.g dependency on a number of carers for personal and intimate care; impaired capacity to resist/avoid abuse; difficulties in communicating; and an inability to understand what is happening or to seek help. 

• Key messages from research and Serious Case Reviews (SCR) and the importance to capture the voice of the child in all stages of the child protection process. 
• Identify indicators of neglect and abuse and undertaking risk assessments for disabled children, and preparing reports for child protection conferences and other meetings. 
• Introduction to personal safety skills activities in direct work with disabled children and their parents/carers. 

Learning Outcomes

1) Explored different models of disability and how they might impact on the process of assessing risk 
2) Examine how societal beliefs and attitudes can impact on the protection of disabled children 
3) Identified additional vulnerabilities of disabled children to the different categories of abuse 
4) Considered the communication skills necessary when working with disabled children in order to ascertain their exoeriences 
5) Considered how to ensure that child child protection systems are used effectively to safeguard disabled children 
6) Understand the impact on parents when caring for a disabled child and what types of support they may need 
7) Considered how coordinated multi agency responses can contribute to promoting the safety and welfare of disabled children

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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Venue Details:

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

(020 8770 5000)