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Safeguarding Children

The course is delivered in six modules:

  1. Introduction to child protection
    • Be able to define safeguarding
    • Understand the evolution of child protection
    • Understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
    • Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person

  2. Legislation and Guidance
    • Be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004, the Sexual Offences Act 2003, Childrens, Schools and Families Act 2010.)
    • Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
    • Understand evolving government policy (Every Child Matters, Working Together to Safeguard Children)

  3. Child Abuse
    • Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
    • Be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
    • Be aware of the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support
    • Understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
    • Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
    • Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
    • Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation

  4. Assessment and Referral
    • Know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
    • Know how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
    • Understand the referral process
    • Know how to appropriately contribute to inter-agency assessments by gathering and sharing information
    • Know how to communicate effectively with children and young people, and how to ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in decisions affecting them as appropriate to their age and ability

  5. Multidisciplinary Working
    • Be able to identify their own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
    • Know how to contribute to, and make considered judgements about how to act to safeguard/protect a child or young person
    • Understand the role and function of Local safeguarding children's boards
    • Know how to contribute to/formulate and communicate effective management plans for children and young people who have been maltreated

  6. Information Sharing
    • Be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
    • Know how to maintain appropriate records including being able differentiate between fact and opinion
    • Be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
    • Be able to document concerns in a manner that is appropriate for safeguarding/child protection and legal processes

Available Courses

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Safeguarding Children Level 1 - UKCSTF v1.2

Healthcare staff have an important role in ensuring effective recording, communication and sharing of information to identify and ensure appropriate support is in place for children and young people in need or at risk of harm. This level is for staff who are not involved in direct patient care or services.

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Safeguarding Children Level 2 - UKCSTF v1.2

Healthcare staff have an important role in ensuring effective recording, communication and sharing of information to identify and ensure appropriate support is in place for children and young people in need or at risk of harm. This level is for staff who are involved in direct patient care or services.

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Safeguarding Children Level 3

Healthcare staff have an important role in ensuring effective recording, communication and sharing of information to identify and ensure appropriate support is in place for children and young people in need or at risk of harm. This level is for staff who are involved in direct patient care or services, or who may be involved in the assessment and/or management of children at risk of abuse.

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