- Introduction to the Safeguarding Structure – defining safeguarding, Victoria Climbié, Peter Connolly, who has responsibilities, what the law says, the single assessment process, low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs and child protection concerns.
- Identifying Abuse – categories of child abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, the Children Act 1989, children in need and significant harm.
- Recognising Risks – where risks come from, factors that increase risk, recognising high risk situations and assessing whether the child is at risk from harm.
- Reporting Your Concerns – how to report a concern, when to report and who to report to, checking existing records, talking to the child’s parents, referrals to social care, social care’s decision and what to do if you don’t agree with the decision.
- What Happens After a Referral – statutory assessments under the Children Act 1989, the strategy discussion, section 47 enquiries, Child Protection Conferences, Child Protection Plans, the review conference and discontinuing the plan.
Who would benefit
This Advanced Safeguarding Children Refresher course is suitable for people who are required to undertake regular safeguarding children training as part of their role. It is a requirement for all those working with children and/or their families to have up-to-date knowledge of how to safeguard children and by taking this training course you will fulfil that obligation.
As this course is a refresher, an Advanced Safeguarding Training course should have been previously completed.
Certification and assessment
There is an online assessment. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. Upon successful completion you will be issued with a downloadable certificate.