Safeguarding children and young people

Course aims:

To assist churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to children and young people. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements.

Who is it for?

This course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with children and young people such as crèche workers and children and youth workers.  As a foundation level course it is designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey.

This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

Course details:

This is a half day interactive programme delivered over a morning or an afternoon. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The session is varied and delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

This course has four modules.

Module 1

Understanding the Safeguarding task

  • What is abuse and who are the perpetrators?
  • Developments in safeguarding and emerging themes
  • Developing a balanced approach to safeguarding
  • Understanding your unique role and responsibilities
  • Statutory definitions of abuse

Module 2

Signs, Indicators and Effects of Abuse

  • Signs and indicators of abuse in children
  • Grooming and the power of secrets
  • Exploring additional factors (race and culture, long-term effects, forgiveness)

Module 3

Taking Action

  • Understanding your church/organisation and their responsibilities
  • The role of the Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Responding to concerns or suspicions of abuse
  • Responding to a disclosure of abuse
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the statutory authorities

Module 4

Safer Practices

  • Adopting effective policies and procedures
  • Establishing codes of conduct
  • Managing those who may pose a risk
  • Principles of safer recruitment
  • Training and supporting workers

 

Location Date Book
Malvern Saturday 12th January 2019 Book here
Chelmsford Saturday 19th January 2019 Book here
Hull Saturday 26th January 2019 Book here
Southampton Saturday 26th January 2019 Book here
Perth, Scotland Friday 1st February 2019 Book here
Mansfield Saturday 2nd February 2019 Book here
Reading Saturday 23rd February 2019 Book here
Worcester Saturday 2nd March 2019 Book here
Swanley Tuesday 5th March 2019 Book here
Hoddesdon Saturday 9th March 2019 Book here
Warrington Saturday 16th March 2019 Book here
Matlock Saturday 23rd March 2019 Book here
Haverfordwest Saturday 30th March 2019 Book here
Newcastle Saturday 27th April 2019 Book here
Reading Saturday 18th May 2019 Book here
Chelmsford Saturday 22nd June 2019 Book here
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