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Raising Awareness of Safeguarding Children and Young People

01.10.18 9:30 am
01.10.18 1:00 pm


Children in Wales

*: £50.00 – £85.00

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Half day course

This interactive training is set specifically in the Welsh context and will allow participants to consider the issues for their role and organisation.  Through taking part a range of exercises participants will gain an understanding of the key elements of working safely and responsibly with children and young people and how they can respond effectively where they have concerns.

Learning Aims

  • To give an understanding of the legislation, guidance and policy that provide a framework for safeguarding children and young people in Wales
  • To gain a basic awareness of the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in child protection
  • To reflect on your own role in working safely within your organisation and with others
  • Learn about effective record keeping, information sharing and confidentiality
  • Understand the referral process where you have concerns about a child

Who the course is aimed at:

This short course is aimed at people who are new to this work or who need a refresher on their knowledge and skills.

About the trainer

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years. Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights. He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries. He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, manged housing projects and run youth councils. He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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