What do you do when you are new in a safeguarding role, but unsure of the procedures you need to follow?
You could struggle through and try and fathom it out ‘on the job’. This will eventually get you where you need to be, but, at what cost?
- Delay to protective measures being taken?
- Sleepless nights worrying about children?
- Frustration at feeling like you’re not getting anywhere?
Knowing what each of the stages of child protection are and how you fit into them is vital to being an effective safeguarding lead.
Your peers look to you to have the answers.
This course will give you a birds eye view of the child protection stages. You’ll feel less worried about what to do next or what happens in the next stage. You’ll be able to reassure staff and children what is to happen.
Over the course you'll be given an overview of:
- Signs of Harm
- Referral process
- Strategy meetings
- S47 investigations
- Child in Need status
- Child Protection Conferences
- Court process
- Post court issues
This course is designed to give you an overview of the whole safeguarding process.
It is ideal for new Designated Safeguarding Leads, those new to the sector and those wanting a refresher of the process.
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I help child protection professionals feel confident when working with children and young people, by improving their child protection and safeguarding skills and knowledge and providing them with support and guidance at the the time they need it most.
During my 15-year career in child protection, I have seen first hand how important safeguarding support and training is to children and young people, and the adults who work with them. I have also seen first hand the damage that can be done to reputations through lack of knowledge and support when working in the Family Justice Sector.
I started my career as an office junior in a law firm, working my way up to become a child protection lawyer, representing parents and children in court. After being made redundant, I joined the Local Authority where I began training social workers and teachers on child protection processes and court proceedings, and I loved it. I loved being in a training room and helping to guide frontline staff and volunteers through the tricky terrain of child protection. And I loved helping them make the right decisions and take the right actions for the most vulnerable in society.
I have been delivering safeguarding training to professionals, including nurseries, universities and youth outreach teams for more than 9 years. I take great satisfaction in watching that moment of recognition, when my delegates realise how the law applies to them, and how they can apply this in their working day. And I’m driven by the knowledge that by up-skilling adults to handle interactions and safeguarding situations with confidence, I am positively impacting the lives of them and children they engage with.