Child Protection and Safeguarding
This 1-day tutor-led course is aimed at anyone who wants to work with or around children such as: carers, nursery assistants, school workers, play group workers etc.
1 Day (6 hours approx).
£200 per person – at our Aberdeen venue.
The course can also be delivered onsite at your premises or at a hired venue – please contact us for a quote. Training can be delivered in: Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, Stirling (please contact us for other locations).
This course will cover the following:
Why safeguarding is important, your legal and moral responsibilities, how safeguarding is relevant to your role, child protection statistics
Types of Abuse
How abuse is defined, from neglect to sexual abuse
Signs of Abuse
How to recognise the red flags that says something may be wrong
Factors that increase the risk of harm to children
Ages and stages of consent for sexual activity
Responding to Disclosure
Why children do and don’t disclose, stages of disclosure, what to say if they do, what not to say, who to tell
What information to record and when, data protection and privacy
When incidents should be reported, dealing with professionals, and talking to parents
The Scottish System of Protection
Early interventions, statutory assessments, complex needs, Section 47, case conferences, protection plans, LAC reviews
How often do courses take place?
We schedule courses on demand, please contact us for the next available date.
Are there any entry requirements?
Learners should have basic literacy skills, eg be able to read English.
Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, you’ll receive the following certificate: EC-PC Child Protection and Safeguarding.
What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details.
If you live in Scotland you could be eligible to get up £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland.
You can apply for ITA funding if you are aged 16 or over and:
– you are unemployed, or
– you are employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are self-employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are retired and your total pension income is £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are not working and have no income
You will not be able to apply for ITA funding if you are in school, or are enrolled in a College or University course, or if you are involved in any other SDS funded programme including Modern Apprenticeships.
Need more info?
Please contact us for more details.