Staff may not carry caseloads but still come into contact with children, families or carers. This could be over the telephone or face to face. All staff that come into contact with children, families or carers need to have an awareness of safeguarding. This involves being able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and know how to manage and record a disclosure of abuse.
This can feel overwhelming to staff who have not had training in this vital subject area.
Staff that are trained increases confidence, which ensures that procedures are understood and followed, and that safeguarding is always at the forefront of the organisation.
This course contains the following modules:
- Signs and symptoms of abuse - In this module you will look at the definitions of child abuse, child protection and safeguarding and a quick overview of legislation. You will cover the different forms that child abuse can take (physical, emotional, sexual and neglect) and the signs and symptoms associated with these types of abuse.
- Responding professionally to a disclosure - In this module you will look at how a disclosure might happen and to manage that disclosure, why there may be a reluctance to disclose and appropriate action that you must take, including reporting.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.