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.
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• Identify the issues which might affect young people online
• Identify particular areas of risk for young people and the factors which increase their vulnerability
• Acknowledge that social media and the use of technology is now an integral part of young people’s lives today
• Describe how to keep young people safe online and enable them to benefit from the use of technology
• Know where to go for information and support
• Learn from best practice in regards to professional guidance
• Report concerns to the appropriate authority
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.