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Safeguarding in Children’s Workforce


This course introduces safeguarding, its importance when working with children and the many associated skills and knowledge required.

Anyone working with children needs to ensure they have an appropriate level of safeguarding training in order to satisfy their safeguarding responsibilities.

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This wide-ranging course is designed for all working with children. It introduces safeguarding and the relevant skills, knowledge and legislation, multi-agency working, how to recognise and deal with abuse, and many common core skills and knowledge. It includes:

  • An overview of safeguarding and why it is important
  • The latest legislation and guidance
  • Types of abuse how to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and reduce its incidence
  • How to deal with suspected and disclosed abuse; what to do if you suspect abuse
  • Common core skills and knowledge, and how they fit in with your working role
  • Anti-discriminatory practice and equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Child-centred practice, person-centred planning
  • Disabilities, developmental disabilities, models of medical and social disabilities
  • Integration and inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Working with families
  • The six key areas of skills and knowledge for the children’s workforce
  • Communication skills
  • Information sharing, record-keeping and recording
  • Professional relationships and working in partnership
  • Development of children and young people, play in development
  • Continuing Professional Development

Case studies, immersive real-world scenarios and challenges help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. This course is for everyone working with children, which may also include administrators and reception staff, police and probationary workers.



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