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Foundation

Pre-course requirements 
None 

Course aim
To provide participants with an overview of child protection procedures in Salford and an awareness of multi-agency work in safeguarding children.

Course objectives

  • To enable participants to recognise all forms of child abuse.
  • To enable participants to become familiar with the local child protection procedures and understand what to do if child abuse is suspected.
  • To enable participants to examine their feelings in relation to child abuse and explore how these can affect their practice.
  • To enable participants to understand and explore multi-agency working in child protection.

Participants are often asked to reflect on the emotional impact of the work they do and how it can be managed. Some handouts are provided on the day and others sent by email after the course.

Duration and time
Two days, 9.15am to 4.30pm

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 £80 which would be requested at the end of the financial year.

Who should attend?
Staff from all agencies who are involved in work with children and families; either in a statutory or voluntary capacity. This course aims to provide staff with a basic understanding of Salford's child protection procedures and system and gives workers an introduction to issues of recognition of the different categories of child abuse. It is therefore not appropriate for workers who have substantial experience of working in the child protection system.

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

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