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Understanding How to Safeguard the Welfare of Children & Young People – Accredited Training Level 3 through Agored Cymru

24.10.18 9:30 am
25.10.18 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £225.00 – £295.00

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A two-day course

This course is aimed at people who want to gain accreditation whilst learning about the current challenges in child protection and how practitioners can work with others to increase the protective factors for children that they work with. The course is appropriate for people working in a range of organisations including youth settings, schools, children’s daycare and residential settings, also services providing support to children and families in the voluntary and private sector. This two day training will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss issues from practice exploring the complex and sensitive nature of keeping children safe in a variety of settings.

Participants will explore the roles of relevant partners, the importance of accurate record keeping and appropriate information sharing, taking on board when consent is required. Attendees will have the opportunity to consider what helps to make an effective referral when an organisation has concerns about the welfare of a child and what might be expected of them during the statutory child protection process, including core group meetings and case conferences. The course will focus on a child centred approach to safeguarding and will offer participants the opportunity to analyse essential work place practices and policies in relation to keeping everyone safe. The issues of e-safety and bullying will also be addressed as these have a direct link to the safety and well-being of children and young people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and well being
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

About the Trainer

Claire Sharp has worked with children and young people, in the voluntary and statutory sector, for over twenty years and currently works as Children in Wales’ Training Officer. Claire spent many years working in the field of domestic abuse, directly supporting children and young people in refuges and in the community, before moving on to manage Children’s Services at Welsh Women’s Aid. She has an ongoing interest in encouraging education and learning, in its broadest sense, having worked both as a primary teacher and in the supervision and assessment of student social workers in child and family teams.

Claire now trains practitioners from a variety of services, on a wide range of issues, including children’s rights and child protection. Claire has also delivered Early Support training, a programme aimed to improve recognition and support for disabled children and their families through a multi-agency approach with the child at the centre. Claire is a volunteer with UCAN Productions, a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends, supporting the children to have opportunities to play and socialise and develop skills and confidence.

Feedback from Participants:

“I am going to be assessing potential foster carers and will use information from the course to help them to understand safeguarding. I will also use this to help me assess their ability to promote resilience and keep a child safe”

“A very enjoyable and informative course”

Please Note: * The advertised rates include a charge per person for Assessment, External Verification and Agored Cymru Certification. In order to gain accreditation for the training, participants will have to evidence their knowledge of the learning outcomes by completing a written assignment based on the learning from the taught course.

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

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