Domestic Abuse: Safeguarding – Children and Young People (CYP)

Everybody is responsible for safeguarding children and young people. This is regardless of your occupation, how frequently you work with children and young people, or how often you interact with their families. We all have a responsibility to keep children and young people safe.

Overview: The training provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to safeguard children and young people. It describes the common types of abuse, how to recognise them, and how to respond to your concerns. The training uses real-life case studies to help you understand your responsibilities. It explores the Children’s Act 1989 and 2004 and is guided by the statutory guidance on working together to safeguard children (2015) document. It teaches you to identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people regarding your responsibility to co-operate with the local authority and other agencies where there are safeguarding concerns.  It equips you with the process for reporting safeguarding concerns to the MASH including reviewing and completing the relevant safeguarding forms.

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘safeguarding’ and why learning about safeguarding children and young people is so important.
  • Understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection.
  • Understand all of the different types of abuse and neglect and how you can identify them.
  • Know how to identify the indicators and warning signs of abuse.
  • Know how to respond to any concerns that you have about a child or young person.
  • Be aware of how to act should a child or young person disclose information about abuse to you.
  • Know how a referral to social care is made and understand more about the possible responses to a referral.
  • Understand what happens in the process after a referral is made, including information on assessments, the child protection conference and child protection plans.
  • Recognise safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to deal with an allegation against a staff member, whistleblowing policies and staff training.

This training is suitable professional of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers. Examples of people who may wish to take this training include: Teachers, nursery workers, teaching assistants, carers, and childminders, Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health workers, Social workers, council staff, and immigration workers, Youth workers, activity leaders, and volunteers, Sports coaches and teachers, Church leaders, religious leaders, and volunteers.

Duration: 3 hours