Safeguarding for children’s services

Who should attend?

All staff working directly with the children in any regulated service should attend this workshop at the correct level for their individual role within the service provision.  Guidance will be provided about the correct level for your team at the enquiry stage.

Duration

Half day and full day workshops available Monday to Saturday.

Outline

Safeguarding is a key legislative requirement for services working with children and young people. This workshop can be delivered at three levels depending on the requirements of the staff team; level 1 – Alerter and internal reporting, level 2 – Reporting to external agencies or level 3 – Designated Lead Person.  Although each level will inevitably intensify the knowledge and skills of staff attending, all workshop will share a common theme of reviewing the organisation’s policy and procedures regarding safeguarding and the reporting processes.  Staff will be knowledgeable about the common signs and symptoms associated with the different categories of abuse and will be able to identify the most common indicators that services working within your service area frequently report.  Practical exercises will develop staff understanding of their own individual responsibilities and those of others both internally and externally for children and young people at risk of abuse and neglect.

Key Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate their role in relation to safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable to abuse or neglect and be confident with the inspection process
  • Be aware of current legislation relevant to safeguarding and relevant local and national organisations and agencies who can support including LSCB’s
  • Demonstrate good awareness of types and signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation for children and young people
  • Be clear about their role in the management of, and recording of information for safeguarding processes
  • Be confident to report any allegations or disclosures following the correct internal and external procedures
  • Identify the responsibilities of staff and other agencies when a safeguarding concern has been raised
  • Identify safe working practices that should be embedded to reflect good practice and support staff to keep themselves safe
  • Be able to cascade information to the wider staff team about the key points raised in the workshop

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