Basic Awareness

Pre-course requirements 

Course aim
To give an overview of responsibilities and action to take if concerned about the safety of a child.

Course objectives
Participants will know how to:

  • Recognise signs of abuse and abusive or vulnerable situations.
  • Respond to a disclosure by a child.
  • Make a referral to children's social care.
  • Share information appropriately and safely.
  • Seek advice and support for safeguarding concerns.
  • Work within the child protection process and system depending on their role.

Duration and time
Half day, times vary

It is important to attend for the full course or learning outcomes may not be met. Please note that late arrival may result in you not being admitted to the course. Leaving early may result in not being given a certificate of attendance.

The Safeguarding Board is now charging agencies for staff who fail to attend if we are not informed at least five working days before the course.

This includes participants who arrive late and are not admitted by the trainers or participants who on the day inform the trainers they need to leave early. The charge for this course would be £20 which would be requested at the end of the financial year.

Who should attend?
The presentation gives a brief overview of child protection issues in Salford. It would be useful to anyone who comes into contact with children through their work and who has questions about what to look for and how to seek help and advice. It is not recommended for those who already have a working knowledge of the child protection system.

To book a place on this course please complete our online booking form.

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