The pressures on senior residential workers and registered managers to make the right decision for children and young people is significant. Safeguarding training is crucial and a requirement for all staff, but stops at identifying concerns and notification. Residential child care workers who have identified concerns bring them to their shift leaders, managers and deputies who require a higher level of training.
This course supports those staff to
- enhance safeguarding analysis skills,
- write effective referrals,
- communicate with local authorities,
- use escalation processes,
- contain staff and organisational anxiety,
- focus on regulatory requirements, while
- keeping the focus very firmly on the young person.
Chris Freestone is one of our independent people. Chris has been a nurse and nurse lecturer, lecturer at Exeter College and head teacher at the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, the director of an independent fostering agency and a lead inspector for CSCI and Ofsted. A highly regarded leader with real belief in the work, she brings a compassionate but calmly analytic presence and has the ability to get alongside both vulnerable people and senior managers to explore their experience, compare these to the requirements of the regulatory and inspection framework and to help managers reach decisions that further improve their service.
booking and dates
This 2 day course is £264+VAT, and includes refreshments and a nice lunch. The course runs from 9:30 to 4:30pm, and the venue is Escot House.
If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.