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Designated child protection officer training


14/11/2018 09:30






About this event

This event is now fully booked however it will be running again on 6th March 2019 in Glasgow. Click here to book your place.

This full day training workshop will enable you to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated child protection officer and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach.

Key Learning:

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • describe the role of the designated child protection officer and state key areas of responsibility
  • state their own values regarding abuse and maltreatment and the impact of these on professional practice.
  • describe the key legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy for responding to child protection concerns within the National Practice Model of the GIRFEC approach.
  • decide what steps the organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of those with whom it has contact
  • state the blocks inhibits the disclosure of abuse and respond effectively to a someone who does disclose
  • state the blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns, including concerns regarding staff or volunteers
  • state what is likely to happen following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies and what further role they may have
  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality
  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of child protection work and identify a network for personal support
  • state the main tenets of their organisation’s policy and procedures

Who should attend

This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.

Delegates are expected to have completed NSPCC’s 3-hour online introductory level course in child protection in Scotland (or equivalent), and to have successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.

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NSPCC's vision for children is a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. NSPCC exists to prevent children from cruelty and to provide protection for them.

NSPCC Scotland strives to be a learning organisation that values the development and dissemination of knowledge and skills throughout the organisation.

Training and development provided by NSPCC Scotland Training and Consultancy seeks to contribute to these goals and promote the values of the organisation.

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