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Christine Kirby
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Introduction to Safeguarding - Target Group:

All newly approved carers, as soon after approval as possible. All other carers who need an update on the basics of policy, practice and research.

This course is mandatory for all foster carers and those working with under 18’s. In order to keep children safe key adults need to be able to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. It is also vital that the reporting and recording process is fully understood.


Training objectives

Creating and maintaining a culture of safeguarding has a positive impact on supporting looked after children as it helps to prevent future child abuse. This course will give you the key skills in this area.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
1. A basic awareness of child protection and safeguarding.
2. Know how to recognise signs of abuse.
3. Know the circumstances in which abuse may occur and by whom.
4. Understand what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused.
5. Identify the factors present in families that may increase the risk of abuse.
6. Understand how your role fits into the wider context of safeguarding children.
7. Gain knowledge of the history and legal context that underpins the safeguarding agenda.
8. Understand the reporting structure for identifying abuse.

Additional Information

This course will be delivered virtually and you will be sent a link by email shortly before the course date to enable you to access the course on line.

PLEASE NOTE: Please can you sign into the course at least 15 minutes before the start in order to check out the technical link. If you have any problems with the technical link please contact Learning and Development. Once you sign in you can then make yourself comfortable and wait for the start of the course. You may find that the trainer places you in a virtual waiting room until the course starts.

Start Date
Tuesday 13 July 2021
End Date
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Closing Date
Sunday 6 June 2021
09:30 - 11:30
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