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This group 3 course equips residential workers with a sound approach to safeguarding children. Beginning with values, culture and listening skills, the course equips workers with the knowledge and skills to identify, listen and respond to safeguarding concerns. We link to local policies and procedures and walk practitioners through the steps required to make a referral to children’s services, what to do if they are still worried, and some of the dilemmas, pitfalls and particular vulnerabilities when working with children and young people in care.  Read more …

dates, venues and booking
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the course

Core training for residential workers. This course covers the training requirements in Working Together including identification of abuse and neglect, early help, factors at home, referrals and communication between agencies and effective intervention especially where workers encounter resistance and reluctance. This course approaches the subject from the perspective of residential homes and schools. We recommend staff also access multiagency training through their local safeguarding children board.

the trainers

Martine Osmond, has over 20 years’ social work experience from work in prison as a Drugs/HIV worker on through to The Children’s Society managing services across Child Sexual Exploitation, Runaway’s & Substance Misuse. In 2013 she gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on localised child grooming. In the same year she was shortlisted for an award by the National Working Group for sexually exploited children (NWG) for her contribution to work with victims. She continues to work locally as a manager in the Young Carers service, meaning her understanding of young people, parents and their needs, staff experience, and the requirement to apply recent and evidenced based research to practice is live and up to date.

booking and dates

The course is £132+VAT, inclusive of lunch and refreshments.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

ICHA, SW Forum and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £99+VAT

At this time there are no courses scheduled. If you are looking for an individual place please fill in the form on the right. If you want to book the course for your organisation or setting please contact us.

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