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Date(s) - 26/01/2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course will now be delivered online.

Description : 1 pm – 4.30 pm

Delivered by Mark Goodman, CEO of VOYC Devon, this ‘Awareness in Safeguarding’ aims to awareness and confidence building in respect of identification, responding, recording and reporting processes involved in child protection. This Devon Children & Families Partnership recognised training will also raise awareness of legislation, attitudes & values and blocks & challenges in safeguarding.

Target group: Those who work regularly, or have a period of intense but regular contact with children and young people or with staff who may be in a position to identify concerns and who may be expected to contribute to the assessment of the child’s developmental needs or the adult’s parenting capacity.

Aims and Objectives
At the end of this session you will have:-
• a better understanding of the legislative frameworks and guidance in safeguarding children and young people
• a greater awareness of the types of abuse and neglect which children and young people may experience and its impact and how to recognise the signs and indicators.
• a clear understanding of what to do if someone has concerns about a child in Devon or a child makes a disclosure and the processes involved.
• an improved knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of individuals, organisations and Devon Children and Families Partnership, including identifying, reporting, recording, sharing information.

Just call the office on 01392 250976 ( or email for your application form or look online

Please advise any workers you know within the sector that they can access this training through the VOYC Devon. We should point out that numbers are limited and, due to the popularity of these training days, is on a strictly first come first served basis. Your place/s are secured upon receipt of booking form and monies.

Child abuse and neglect are realities in our communities. Awareness of child protection is essential for all practitioners working with children and young people.

This course looks at:-

 Knowing what is child abuse and the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect.

 Knowing who to speak to if you have identified a safeguarding/child protection concern, relevant to the role and responsibility.

 Understanding your own safeguarding roles and responsibilities, and those of other agencies.

 Being able to demonstrate and understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking.

 Using the Threshold Tool to identify needs and vulnerabilities.

Aims of Training:
The course aims to enable you to recognise your role and responsibilities in safeguarding and protecting children and know how to raise concerns.


Recognise the possible signs and symptoms of child abuse.
Recognise your role and responsibilities and that of other agencies.
Discuss the challenges faced in dealing with child abuse.
Access further support and training.