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Safeguarding Children

Based on the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (N.S.P.C.C) programme: Safeguarding Children – a shared responsibility

Level 1

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Level 1 course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss background and legislation within which children's welfare is safeguarded and promoted and why it is important
  • Define safeguarding, maltreatment and vulnerable groups
  • Discuss what children need to support their safety and well being
  • Describe key indicators of abuse in line with current research
  • Define bullying and the potential effects on children and young people
  • Outline policies and procedures for managing bullying and how to support children and young people and their family
  • Outline policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people and how to share information within your work setting
  • Outline and demonstrate how to respond and report to allegations of abuse by colleagues, including whistleblowing
  • Define the importance of e-safety for children and young people
  • Discuss the importance of a child or young person centred approach
  • Identify what the next steps are for learning

Level 2

Learning outcomes

In the Level 2 course participants will learn how to:

  • Review existing knowledge of safeguarding children and the legislation it fits into
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Person or Child Protection Officer
  • Explain the multi-agency approach
  • Describe own role and your understanding of the responsibilities of others in the safeguarding children process, with particular reference to the Designated Person
  • Explain what referrals under section 47 are
  • Define the CRB process and other checks within recruitment
  • Describe why consent and confidentiality is important
  • Summarise the process for allegations against professionals
  • Identify the impacts of abuse on the individual
  • Identify what the next steps are for learning

Level 3

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Level 3 course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss existing knowledge of safeguarding children
  • Define Every Child Matters: Next Steps
  • Review safe recruitment in children and young people's settings
  • Describe how to protect adults in their everyday practice
  • Identify Local Safeguarding Children Boards and their roles
  • Outline the processes set out in What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused including the purpose of inter-agency activities
  • Evaluate inter-agency decisions following a referral
  • Analyse lessons to be learnt
  • Reflect on outcomes of referrals
  • Identify what the next steps are for learning

 

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