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Child Protection

As part of the Requirements of the National Care standards, it is compulsory for all staff who come into contact with Children and Young People as part of their daily work to undergo training on Child Protection Issues.

This course has been designed to ensure that staff at all levels of responsibility obtain a full comprehensive overview of the child protection process, and of their roles and responsibilities as well as the recognition and reporting of abuse.

Prior to the commencement of the course the trainer will contact the organisation to discuss your own internal child protection procedures, as well as local area Child Protection Procedures to ensure that this is built in to the training.

Course Content

To introduce Local Area Child Protection Committee Procedures to staff.
To understand the process of child protection enquiries, assessment, investigation and registration.
To examine and develop their own safer care practices.
To introduce the history of child protection.
To understand how current research impacts on child protection practice.
To develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in relation to those who pose a risk to children and young people.
To develop an understanding of the requirements of The Care Standards Act 2000 minimum standards in relation to child protection and residential care.
To examine prejudices and service user involvement in child protection issues.
To familiarise workers with their direct and indirect responsibilities in relation to child protection.
To consider appropriate planning to safeguard the welfare of children and young people.

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