The purpose of the course is to raise your awareness of young people who may be vulnerable due to their age, relative inexperience, past abusive experiences or current situations. The course emphasise the significance of responding correctly and consistently to vulnerable young people to prevent harm and ensure that, where harm has already transpired, they are supported and aided. This course provides a thorough understanding on safeguarding young people to anyone who comes into contact with young people in their work or voluntary activity.
This course comprehensively covers:
- Recognise who may be vulnerable.
- Understand the signs and indicators of abuse.
- Comprehend what to do if a young person discloses abuse to you.
- Ascertain about recording and reporting procedures.
- Know good practice guidelines.
- Understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding / child protection context.
- Developed an awareness of risk factors.
- Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and how child maltreatment exists including child trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
- Know the different types and range of child maltreatment.
- Know the potential signs of child maltreatment.
- Understand the potential impact of a parent/ carers physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person, including domestic violence and substance misuse
- Understand the risks associated with the internet and social networking.
- Know where they can find local policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding children.
- Know how to raise safeguarding concerns.
- Know what actions to take if they experience any barriers in raising concerns or being able to refer a child / family.
- Understand commonly used terminology in relation to child and young person safeguarding, including Looked After Children
- Demonstrate an ability to maintain child and young person focussed.
- Describe the importance of information sharing, how it can help and the dangers of not sharing information.