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Child Protection

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Legal

Course overview

This course has been developed to ensure that staff are familiar with child protection procedures so they know what to do if they believe a child is at risk. Staff will examine where their responsibilities lie and the role of other practitioners within child protection.
We will explore which piece of legislation applies to each area of child protection and what we should expect at each stage.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, case studies and scenario based activities
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Government Guidance – Working Together to Safeguard Children
The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015
Guide to the children’s homes regulations including the quality standards
And the following QCF units:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Course content

Legislation, policies and procedures
Child protection as part of the safeguarding process
Designated safeguarding children officer
Types of abuse
Recognising possible child abuse
Potential barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse
Responding appropriately
Reporting concerns about a child
Recording and evidencing concerns
Sharing information and confidentiality
Referrals and investigations
Making a child feel safe

Learning outcomes

  • State relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Describe how child protection forms part of the safeguarding process
  • Explain the role of the designated safeguarding children officer
  • List types of abuse
  • List possible signs of child abuse
  • Describe the potential barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse
  • State how to respond appropriately
  • Describe how to report concerns about a child
  • State what records and evidence you will need to collate and complete when you have concerns
  • Give an example of when you would share information and when you would keep information confidential
  • Outline the referral and investigation process
  • Give an example of how to make a child feel safe


6 hours

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