Working together to Safeguard Children
This course is now in 2 parts. Part 1 e learning and then Part 2 which is a virtual training event via Microsoft Teams. It is a pre-requisite of this course that you complete Part 1 prior to doing Part 2. N.B.You will NOT be able to book onto this course until you have completed Part 1.
The content will include the identification and assessment of risk and need and the importance of inter-agency working to address these through from early intervention to Section 47 procedures (Children Act 1989). We will consider the child protection process in detail so that colleagues are able to contribute to assessments, child protection conferences and core groups so that outcomes for children are improved.
By the end of the course we would hope participants will:
- Apply knowledge from legislation, polices, procedures and research to inter-agency practice.
- Strengthen awareness of your role and responsibilities, and that of others, in safeguarding children and the child protection process.
- Understand how to contribute effectively to the identification, assessment and analysis of risk and need to improve the outcomes for children.
- Understand the aims and objectives of strategy meetings/discussions, child reviews and core group meetings; including your role within these and how to develop and contribute to child protection plans.
- Recognise the importance of efficient communication and information sharing in working together to safeguard children.
It is aimed at all practitioners and managers from all agencies who work directly with children, young people, adults and families who are new to their safeguarding role.
As part of your role you will have responsibility to undertake Section 47 enquiries, co-ordinate assessments of children in need, or will be expected to attend and participate in Initial Child Protection Case Conferences, Review Conferences, Strategy Meetings or Core Group Meetings etc.
The course is also applicable to managers and staff who work with adults where there are children in the family.
Please note as from April 1st 2020 we have implemented a new revised charging policy which may affect some organisations who do not contribute financially to the Partnership. E.g. Schools, District & Borough Councils, Fire & Rescue service. For more details please see our charging table on our training page of our website.
Applicants must have attended an Introduction to Safeguarding Children event or completed one of the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect e learning modules. Please ensure you complete the pre -course reading before attending the event (this document can be found on the previous page)
Designated Persons/Safeguarding Leads in School, College and Early Years settings must have completed specific Designated Person training prior to attending this course.
Unless there is a particular reason, there is no requirement to complete this course more than once.
In order to update inter-agency safeguarding training please consider Safeguarding Children Today or one of the seminars / briefing events advertised during the year.
Colleagues from NSCP partner agencies
Training Course date: Friday, December 10, 2021