Avocet Independent Social Work Training Services
An Introduction to Safe Guarding Children
What is an Introduction to Safe Guarding Children?
This is a one day introductory training course delivered by a qualified and registered Independent Social Worker with extensive working knowledge and experience in the field of child protection. The course is ideal for anyone working with children.
Who is the course for?
An Introduction to Safe Guarding Children is aimed at those working in the community with children wanting to know how to provide a safe environment in which they can work safely with children. The course would be of great benefit to organisations providing volunteers, youth workers, family support workers, contact supervisors, child minders, nursery staff, foster carers, teachers and teaching assistants as well as those working in community projects such as sports centres and church organisations.
What does the course involve?
This is a dynamic course, encouraging active participation (not necessarily role play!) and contribution from the individual participants.
The course will consider:
- The history and prevalence of child abuse
- Definitions, signs and symptoms of child abuse
- Case scenarios
- Safe Guarding policy, procedure and government initiatives
- The responsibility of individuals towards safe guarding children
A certificate of attendance will be provided.
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