Child protection and safeguarding (online for teams)

In-house course

Understand key issues in Child Protection and Safeguarding, develop confidence to respond to direct disclosure and learn what to do if you suspect a child is being abused.

This is available as a 1/2 or 1 day online course delivered in-house (for teams).

The course will also offer an insight into how Child Protection fits into the broader context of Safeguarding Children. Participants develop an understanding of signs and symptoms of abuse to enable them to be truly confident to report their concerns; and consider the kind of responses they might have to a disclosure of child abuse in order to develop best practice.

The course includes a basic grounding in the law, national and local guidance, and policies and procedures surrounding Child Protection and Safeguarding. This course is regularly reviewed in the light of recently published Serious Case Reviews.

Also available for teams in-house (we come to you)

Course aims

To introduce participants to the key issues of Child Protection and Safeguarding and develop understanding of how to respond to direct disclosure and what to do if they suspect a child is being abused

Course objectives

By the end of the session participants will have had opportunities to:

  • Explore thresholds for intervention
  • Define Child Protection and Safeguarding and what is meant by abuse
  • Understand the current legal framework, national guidance, local procedures
  • Define and explore the signs and symptoms of the four main categories of abuse
  • Gain awareness of appropriate responses to children’s disclosure of abuse
  • Learn correct recording procedures
  • Understand the importance of reporting
  • Outline the referral process with reference to policy and procedures
  • Appreciate the value of working in partnership with parents

Venue info:

This course is delivered online (for teams)

Trainer: Mandy Parry

"Everything about this training was enjoyable. It was clear and easy to follow and understand. I think I’ve learned to be more confident when approaching safeguarding. Recommend this training to others – it’s very thorough and clear."

"Would definitely recommend it to others as it was important information delivered in an expert way. The delivery and pace of this training was excellent, and it really increased my knowledge and awareness of safeguarding."

"Mandy’s facilitation enabled great understanding and sharing, and overall it was an excellent session. There was a great mix of slides, group work and discussions. It was great to share our thoughts with Mandy and to understand that we are doing all the right things in regard to Child Protection."

"The most important thing I will take away was the necessity of having a child centred approach and talk about having a culture of vigilance that can prevent abuse. I enjoyed gaining the benefits of Mandy’s experience and knowledge of safeguarding. I felt I learned a number of key things I needed to know particularly when to take action."

"The training gave us an opportunity to discuss scenarios with colleagues and explore how systems work together – moving from an individual agency’s concern to a case conference where all the information comes together. The key learning for me is knowing that if there is any doubt at all, to record it, share with appropriate colleagues and refer on. I would recommend this training – it gives a good grounding in Safeguarding."

"Our biggest learning was clarity around the law and the primary importance of effective safeguarding. It was good to be updated on our safeguarding responsibilities through discussion with other members of our team. I would absolutely recommend this training and say that it was vitally important."