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Safeguarding for Practitioners who work regularly with Children and Families

OVERVIEW
To develop awareness of and ability to act on concerns around the safety and welfare of children and young people.


LEARNER OUTCOMES
Working together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. The impact of parenting issues, such as domestic abuse, substance misuse on parenting capacity. Recognising the importance of family history and functioning. Working with children and family members, including addressing lack of co-operation and superficial compliance within the context of role. To develop awareness of and ability to act on concerns around the safety and welfare of children and young people.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where they are safeguarding concerns. For example, paediatricians, GP’s, youth workers, those working in the early year’s sector, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, sports club welfare officers. Those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, those working in community plan schemes. Those having attended “Safeguarding Group 2”. All practitioners, those in contact/working with children and families but who do not necessarily have a specific responsibility or statutory authority to intervene in the lives of children and their families.

COURSE LENGTH
One Day Course

 

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