CSTF Safeguarding Children (Levels 1&2)

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning
Safeguarding children is a vital part of a healthcare workers role and their intervention can often be life changing for the child. Understanding key indicators and child abuse signs greatly improves the chances of early intervention. Any member of staff that comes into contact with children must have a basic understanding of child safeguarding and how abuse can impact on a child's behaviour and development. 
Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular

  • Existing staff to update existing knowledge
  • New starters to the organisation

The Health and Safety Group would recommend approx. 3 hours to complete the course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:
  • Be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
  • Understand the importance of children's rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • Know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • Be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
  • Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  • Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
  • Understand the potential impact of a parent's/carer's physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  • Be able to identify their own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
  • Know how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  • Be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
  • Know how to maintain appropriate records including being able differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  • Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
  • Be aware of the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support
  • Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
  • Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation
Course includes
  • Statistics
  • Every Child Matters Responsibilities
  • Definitions of Abuse
  • Regulations
  • Children's Act 1989
  • Human Rights Act 1998 overview
  • Referrals & contacts what information is needed
  • Work ethics
  • Attachment Behaviour
  • Looked after children
  • Child centred care
  • Internet use & online grooming
  • What is Abuse
  • Types and signs of abuse Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect
  • Radicalisation Overview
  • Child Trafficking Overview
  • Female Genital Mutilation Overview
  • Behavioural signs
  • Reporting abuse
  • Risks to unborn children
  • Disabled Children & Abuse
  • Role of the Police & Social Services

The content of this course has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

(The certificate is valid for 3 years )

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