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Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2 & 3 – UKCSTF Compliant

Safeguarding Children Level 1 - UKCSTF v1.2

Aim: To deliver the level 1 UK Core Skills Training Framework Safeguarding Children learning.

Duration: 1 hour

Ratio: 1 instructor to 8 candidates

Learning outcomes:

  • be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • 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 importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)

Safeguarding Children Level 2 - UKCSTF v1.2

Aim: To deliver the level 2 UK Core Skills Training Framework Safeguarding Children learning.

Duration: ½ day course

Ratio: 1 instructor to 8 candidates

Learning outcomes:

  • be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • 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 importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
  • understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  • be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
  • understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  • 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 and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  • 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
  • understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act 

Safeguarding Children Level 3 - UKCSTF v1.2

Aim: To deliver the level 3 UK Core Skills Training Framework Safeguarding Children learning.

Duration: 1 day (7 hours incl. breaks)

Ratio: 1 instructor to 8 candidates

Learning outcomes: 

  • be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • 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 importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
  • understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  • be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
  • understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  • 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 and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  • 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
  • understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
  • 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
  • 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
  • be able to identify possible signs of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect using child and family-focused approach
  • know what constitutes child maltreatment including the effects of carer/parental behaviour on children and young people
  • understand forensic procedures in child maltreatment, and know how to relate these to practice in order to meet clinical and legal requirements as required
  • to be able to undertake forensic procedures and demonstrate how to present the findings and evidence to legal requirements
  • know how to undertake, where appropriate, a risk and harm assessment
  • 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
  • know how to contribute to, and make considered judgements about how to act to safeguard/protect a child or young person
  • know how to contribute to/formulate and communicate effective management plans for children and young people who have been maltreated
  • understand the issues surrounding misdiagnosis in safeguarding/child protection and to know how to effectively manage diagnostic uncertainty and risk
  • know how to appropriately contribute to inter-agency assessments by gathering and sharing information
  • be able to document concerns in a manner that is appropriate for safeguarding/child protection and legal processes
  • know how to undertake documented reviews of safeguarding/child protection practice as appropriate to role (e.g. through audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of refresher training)
  • know how to deliver and receive supervision within effective models of supervision and /or peer review, and be able to recognise the potential personal impact of safeguarding/ child protection work on professionals

Additional specialist learning outcomes for paediatricians, paediatric intensivists, dentists with a lead role in child protection, forensic physicians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, child psychologists, child psychotherapists, GPs, children’s nurses, forensic nurses, school nurses, child and adolescent mental health nurses, children’s learning disability nurses, specialist nurses for safeguarding and looked after children, midwives and health visitors depending on role.

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