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Designated Child Protection Officer


06/03/2019 09:30






Please note this course is now fully booked, to join the waiting list please email

About this event

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

Facilitator bio

NSPCC’s vision for children is a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. NSPCC exits do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive, they work to protect children and prevent abuse so we can make child abuse a thing of the past.

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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