Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

Course overview

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding children to:

  • recognise abuse and common obstacles
  • share information safely
  • identify professional blind spots
  • understand the role of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)
  • the voice of the child
  • use supervision effectively
  • identify training needs.

This Level 3 (groups 3 - 4) safeguarding training is modelled on the core competencies as outlined in the 'Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff': Intercollegiate Document 2014, 3rd Ed; Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2017; the London Child Protection Procedures 2015 and the NICE  Clinical Guidance 2009: 'When to Suspect Child Maltreatment'.

The day will be divided into three sections: overview and formal presentation, case studies (small groups)and thinking about practice and the impact of the work.

The presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility
  • How do you distinguish between safeguarding and child protection?
  • What are the potential obstacles to recognizing child abuse?
  • When to breach confidentiality and sharing information without consent
  • How to use the public interest test and proportionality
  • Sharing information safely
  • Escalating concerns
  • Responsibilities held by all agencies.
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Serious Case Reviews.
  • Professional Blind Spots
  • Impact of the work

This course is suitable for health, education and social care practitioners requiring Level 3 (Groups 3-4) training.

This course will run on Friday 12 June 2020, from 9.15am - 4.15pm

Certificate of attendance
Course length:
1 day
The Tavistock Centre, London
Admission status:
12 June 2020 09:15 to 16:15
Course lead:
Sonia Appleby

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