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

This training is targeted to 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 Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 for health professionals. It is also targeted to Foster carers and other in a professional carer role.

Course Overview / Aim

The aim of this course is to improve knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • 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

By attending this course, participants will have:

  • Explored different models of disability and how they might impact on the process of assessing risk
  • Examine how societal beliefs and attitudes can impact on the protection of disabled children
  • Identified additional vulnerabilities of disabled children to the different categories of abuse
  • Considered the communication skills necessary when working with disabled children in order to ascertain their experiences
  • Considered how to ensure that child protection systems are used effectively to safeguard disabled children
  • Understand the impact on parents when caring for a disabled child and what types of support they may need
  • 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)