Safeguarding Children Advanced Level Fostering

This course is designed for individuals who work with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity. It relates to …

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This course is designed for individuals who work with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity. It relates to the issues surrounding safeguarding children by exploring the concepts of “child vulnerability”, “child protection” and “significant harm”; coupled with the individual and organisational responsibilities of protecting children from abuse. Building on these concepts child abuse is explored and the four main forms of abuse, namely: physical abuse; emotional abuse; sexual abuse and neglect are explored. In addition the problem of bullying is investigated. The course will enable learner to recognise the signs of child abuse by focusing on examples as well as the behavioural and physical indicators.

  1. Refresh understanding of Abuse & Neglect
  2. Be aware of Safeguarding legislation & guidance
  3. Demonstrate understanding of managing safeguarding concerns
  4. Discuss support mechanisms for staff involved

This Course meets the Training, Support and Development standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 / 2013.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

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  1. Profile photo of Mark Smith Mark Smith says:


  2. Profile photo of Peter Singer Peter Singer says:


  3. Profile photo of Abbie-Louise Short Abbie-Louise Short says:

    The training encouraged me to look in to the impact of attachment issues (as a result of abuse) in adult life.
    I will also undertake further research into more historic Series Case Reviews and the learning that was gained from these.
    I can support foster carers to develop their confidence and understanding of safeguarding children.

    Further examples of serious case reviews.
    Confirmation of the role of the LSCB.
    Refreshed knowledge regarding the definitions of the various forms of abuse.

  4. Profile photo of Kay Ashley Kay Ashley says:

    I will incorporate the above information into the training courses I deliver on behalf of my local authority.
    I was not previously aware of the whistleblowers' advice line.
    The extent of abuse perpetrated by staff in children's homes.
    Statistics relating to reported abuse.

  5. Profile photo of Tasneem Aktar Tasneem Aktar says:

    fostering role with more knowledge and confidence
    phusical abuse
    emotional abuse
    sexual abuse

  6. Profile photo of Dawn Bower Dawn Bower says:

    Being aware of children at risk, whether they know them or whether they are total strangers, and reporting any concerns.
    Spotting any signs and getting Help and Advice from Professionals.

    Dealing with Disclosure
    What to do if children want to discuss anything about abuse or Neglect.

    Neglect was at the top for contacting the NSPCC
    How high the Police had recorded 36.429 sexual offences against children in the UK between 2013 to 2014.

  7. Profile photo of Kelly Tate Kelly Tate says:

    I can discuss the different types of abuse and their effects on children and young people with my foster carers. To enable them to have a clearer insight into the child's experiences which will help us plan how to manage the consequences from the abuse which will inform the planning/care we provide.
    David Finklehor's theory on how abuse occurs
    Refreshed my knowledge of what constitutes abuse and neglect
    Up-to-date statistics in relation to abuse.

  8. Profile photo of Martin Hands Martin Hands says:

    i will use the information iv learnt.
    it was useful
    it was all very useful
    it was all very useful

  9. Profile photo of Rebecca Hands Rebecca Hands says:

    i will use the information i have learnt in my working day.
    was helpful how it spoke to you all the way through.
    the videos are very useful
    iv learnt a lot of information about the steps to safer care before the child come into care

  10. Profile photo of Wendy Faraway Wendy Faraway says:

    Taking the above three examples;

    Fenkelehors preconditions for sexual abuse would help me to be more objective around this very emotive subject. If a child was to disclose to me, sexual abuse, this will reinforce my capability of showing a calm reaction.

    Thinking more deeply about the types, categorisation and overlap of the four types of abuse has refreshed me on the resulting behaviours from these. It will help differentiate between what is expected possible teenage behaviour compared with resulting behaviours from abuse.

    If and when in communication with other relative professional, my understanding of the 'Industry jargon' can only but help the efficient process of sharing information. Understanding much better the process of section 47 better and the role of the Safeguarding children's Board will facilitate this.

    I understand far more about Section 47 of the Children's Act (1989) and also the LSCB.

    Section 47 .... The I now understand more about the basis for this, the process's and outcome.

    LSCB .... I understand the role, goals and participants of the board.

    Intrigued by NSPCC Catogory of abuse stats compared with emotional abuse being the second most common reason for a child be subject to a protection plan or being put on the child protection register. In the 'reasons for contacting NSPCC helpline chart, emotional abuse was the lowest of the four forms of abuse. I spent much time thinking about the categorising of abuse how so few could only fall into emotional alone. It seemed to me that because society has increased its base level for basic needs of a child then most would also be neglect. Nunchakus on by proxy was the best example I could find that may not be considered neglect also. I also found interesting the classification within emotional abuse of active and passive.
    Finklehors ... Pathway to abuse
    Motivation - emotional, sexual, blockage
    Inhibition - morals, social acceptable behaviours etc.
    External factors - supervision, external vulnerability of child
    Victims resistance - verbal, physical, ability to overpower or coerce


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