Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents and carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns e.g. paediatricians, GPs, midwives, school nurses, nurses, health visitors, residential staff, teachers, youth workers, probation staff, sports club welfare offices, those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services and the police.
It is suggested that delegates will have a basic knowledge and understanding of child sexual exploitation probably gained from completion of the Group 2 e-learning (or organisational equivalent) and the Group 3 Core Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection. There is an NHS video which it might be helpful for people to watch before they attend.
The course can be completed by any member of staff in any early years setting and will be funded by Early Years. Any queries ring your Early Years and Childcare Adviser.
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• Consider definitions and forms of sexual exploitation and trafficking
• Identify vulnerability factors and risk indicators for going missing and sexual exploitation
• Become familiar with the Devon Missing and Child Sexual Exploitation, strategy and protocols
• Consider how and when to become involved in the MACSE Forums across Devon
• Challenge assumptions regarding the victims and perpetrators of sexual exploitation
• Consider relevant legislation relating to child sexual exploitation
All staff working with children will fall into one or more of the groups below:
• Group 1 Staff in infrequent contact with children and/or parents/carers who may become aware of abuse or neglect
• Group 2 Staff in regular, or periods of intense, contact with children and/or parents/carers who may identify concerns about the maltreatment of children and be part of Early Help activities
• Group 3 Staff who work predominantly with children and/or parents/carers who contribute to assessments, planning, intervention and reviewing of needs and may be part of Early Help through to Child in Need activities
• Group 4 Staff with particular responsibility for children subject to Section 47. or Children in Need
• Group 5 Professional advisers, including designated safeguarding leads
• Group 6 Operations managers at all levels, including those managing child protection units
• Group 7 Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services
• Group 8 Members of LSCBs, including members of sub-and working groups of LSCBs.
You must have the agreement of your manager or funding agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 1 month before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.
Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week’s notice from the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.
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