Early years

Early Years

Range of Courses

 

Courses for delivery in your setting

shutterstock_170304212_crop
1. SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN LEVEL I

Aim:
To provide an introduction to safeguarding children, and developing awareness of and the ability to act upon, concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, in line with the key principles of Working Together 2015.

Target Group:
Those who have had no safeguarding training or only that at foundation level.

Course outline:
By the end of the training, participants will be aware of:
• What safeguarding children are, and the difference between safeguarding and child protection.
• Definitions and categories of child abuse.
• What to do if they have concerns about a child or young person.
• What will happen once they have informed someone about those concerns?
• The further contribution they may be asked to make to the processes, including how to share information.
• Some basic information and background about the legislative framework within which children’s welfare is safeguarded and promoted including the Children’s Act 1989 and “Working Together 2015 ”.
• Understanding of the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

Duration: 1 day or 2 evenings
NB:  This course is a pre-requisite to the Safeguarding Children Level II Training Course.

 

2. Safeguarding Children Level II

Aim:
To build on participants existing knowledge and increase confidence in their role of safeguarding children and young people, in order that they can work on the process for safeguarding those who are suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm.

Target Group:
Those who have completed Safeguarding Children Level I training and need to further extend their safeguarding and child protection knowledge to meet particular responsibilities within their role either as a practitioner or manager, with specific reference to Working Together 2015.

Course outline:
By the end of the training, participants will:
• Have developed their knowledge and understanding of the various forms of abuse and indicators of significant harm.
• Understand the role and purpose of multi-agency working forums such as strategy meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Core Groups and strategic forums such as the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) and MAPPA.
• Have considered vulnerability and protective factors and be able to include them in protection planning (Child Protection Plans).
• Understand threshold criteria and be aware of the continuum between risk and need.
• Developed confidence in identifying and responding to children and young people at risk and being able to engage with professionals, children and families when you are worried that a child might be at risk of harm.
• Be able to apply the principles that underpin effective child protection practice and knowledge of the London Child Protection Procedures.

Duration: 1 day or 2 evenings
NB:  Attendance on the Safeguarding Children Level I Training Course is a pre-requisite of this course.

 

Course 2

3. Level 3 course – Managing Allegations
Target Group:
Those who have completed Safeguarding Children Level I and Level 2 training and need to further extend their safeguarding and child protection knowledge to meet particular responsibilities within their role either as a practitioner or manager, with specific reference to Working Together 2015.

Course outline:
By the end of this course participants will:
• Reach an agreement about appropriate professional practice.
• Be clear about the difference between an allegation, a complaint and whistle blowing.
• Understand what might prevent staff whistle blowing/ families making a complaint.
• Know how to respond to allegations and which procedures to follow.
• Appreciate the aftermath of allegations and have ideas about how to address.
Duration: 1 day or 2 evenings

NB:  Attendance on the Safeguarding Children Level 2 Training Course is a pre-requisite of this course.

4. Other Safeguarding courses by arrangement.