Feb 05

Croydon Voluntary Action is offering SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN TRAINING

 Croydon Voluntary Action is pleased to offer a range of Safeguarding Children Courses for 2020, specifically designed for the voluntary sector by the inspiring and informative Susan Taylor, Taylor Made SolutionsBook now to avoid disappointment!  This year they are including a new accredited session on Safer Recruitment and specialist courses for those of you who are working with children with special needs and their families and Young People!

Training sessions are organised by the Children Young People & Families Network, a forum of local voluntary sector groups working with children, young people and families in the borough of Croydon. Priority is given to voluntary groups but other professionals are also welcome. All safeguarding children training courses are constantly updated and revised to reflect new legislation and changes to statutory, inter agency guidance and advice. They are interactive and use a variety of training methods eg case studies, DVDs, small and large group discussions and exercises to enhance the participants learning experience. Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance and a comprehensive hand-out.

 

2020 – Safeguarding Children Training

L1 Safeguarding Children (Keeping Children Safe)- 25 February

L2 Safeguarding Children (Children subject to Child Protection plans)- 05 March

Safeguarding Children with SEND – 26 March

L3 Safeguarding Children (Creating & Sustaining Safer Environments)- 02 April

L4 Safeguarding Children (Designated Leads & Deputies)-  12 May

L1 Safeguarding Young People- 04 June

Accredited Safer Recruitment Training- 30 June

 

All sessions run from 09.30 – 14.30

Tutor: Susan Taylor (www.tailormade-training.co.uk)
Venue: CVA Resource Centre, West Croydon
Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/croydon-voluntary-action-7629687557
Cost: From £45 per person.
For more information kay.rhodes@cvalive.org.uk

 

‘Excellent, knowledgeable training. Found it very useful, as I have not completed safeguarding training for a few years, so my knowledge was not current’

‘I  really enjoyed the interactive nature of the course and the balance between statutory policy and practical advice.’(comments from recent attendees)

 

L1 – Safeguarding Young People

This course is for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work, the focus will be on the 10-18 year old age range.

We know our youth face particular challenges; online risks, peer on peer abuse, domestic abuse, neglect and more. As professionals we need to be aware of the current landscape to be able to identify vulnerabilities and intervene early to protect children and young people.

If you, or your organisation works with young people then you need to make sure you’ve got the right policies and procedures in place. Gain the safeguarding skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the young people you work with.

This one day face-to-face training course will teach you how to recognise, respond, report, record and refer concerns.

To book your training place click here

 

L1 – Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business and it is essential that professionals in the voluntary sector who have contact with children are clear about their duties and responsibilities.

This introduction to Safeguarding Children provides an overview of the current safeguarding system (including local and national guidance and data) and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.

This workshop aims to promote professional resilience, confidence and competence when working with vulnerable children and their families and assist in the delivery of Croydon’s early help strategy, including references to key local guidance and resources. Participants are given tools to be able to recognise some of the key signs and risk indicators of child abuse and opportunities to explore what to do if you have child protection concerns, including who to refer to and how

Learning objectives  

  • Have an improved understanding of the Croydon EHA, MASH and LADO referral pathways
  • Have considered how to promote effective safeguarding practices within your organisation
  • Be able to identify important changes to statutory and local guidance and discuss the impact of this on practice

* Recognise the need for early intervention to support children and families
* Revised knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and the associated risk indicators

To book your training place click here

 

L1 – Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business and it is essential that professionals in the voluntary sector who have contact with children are clear about their duties and responsibilities.This introduction to Safeguarding Children provides an overview of the current safeguarding system (including local and national guidance and data) and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.

This workshop aims to promote professional resilience, confidence and competence when working with vulnerable children and their families and assist in the delivery of Croydon’s early help strategy, including references to key local guidance and resources. Participants are given tools to be able to recognise some of the key signs and risk indicators of child abuse and opportunities to explore what to do if you have child protection concerns, including who to refer to and how

Learning objectives  

  • Have an improved understanding of the Croydon EHA, MASH and LADO referral pathways
  • Have considered how to promote effective safeguarding practices within your organisation
  • Be able to identify important changes to statutory and local guidance and discuss the impact of this on practice

* Recognise the need for early intervention to support children and families
* Revised knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and the associated risk indicators

To book your training place click here

 

Safeguarding Children with SEND 

This interactive session builds insight into better co-production between families, educational settings and services using:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • The Children & Families Act 2014
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The SEND Code of Practice 2015

This course will provide an overview of the current SEND system and provide delegates with an understanding of SEND, the role of the SENCO and the law that exists to protect vulnerable children and ensure that you are providing an inclusive education for all children. The complex network of systems supporting children can make it difficult to see what’s important and what change means to each of us. “Fish Can’t See The Water” recognises that everyone has their own ‘normal’ and that good services enable people to identify their needs and to move from ‘doing’ to ‘being’.

Learning objectives:

  • understanding of how, when and where education, health and social care connect in transition throughout the different stages and ages of children with SEND
  • the ‘plus one’ approach to interpreting social situations and choices for children with additional needs
  • definitions and examples of SEND
  • recent messages from Tribunals and Courts on children’s needs and rights under the law

Working with children who are ‘at risk of significant harm’ and have allocated social workers can be complex and demanding. This course looks closely at caring for children who are subject to child protection procedures and focuses on the essential skills required to successfully collaborate and engage with children and their families in an attempt to encourage partnership working and multi-agency decision making.

The programme includes an examination of the child protection case conference process (using the strengthening families’ model) and equips delegates with the skills required to actively participate in discussions and planning for children. Learners have an opportunity to explore what makes a good child protection conference report and best practice strategies to be used when working with children who are the subject of Child Protection plans, their families and other agencies that form the team around the child. This course is essential for professionals who have limited experience of attending and contributing to multi agency meetings.

To book your training place click here

 

L2 – Safeguarding Children (who are subject to Child Protection Plans)

Working with children who are ‘at risk of significant harm’ and have allocated social workers can be complex and demanding. This course looks closely at caring for children who are subject to child protection procedures and focuses on the essential skills required to successfully collaborate and engage with children and their families in an attempt to encourage partnership working and multi-agency decision making. The programme includes an examination of the child protection case conference process (using the strengthening families’ model) and equips delegates with the skills required to actively participate in discussions and planning for children. Learners have an opportunity to explore what makes a good child protection conference report and best practice strategies to be used when working with children who are the subject of Child Protection plans, their families and other agencies that form the team around the child. This course is essential for professionals who have limited experience of attending and contributing to multi agency meetings.

Learning objectives 

  • Have an appreciation of the skills, roles and tasks of other professionals involved in working with children and their families
  • Develop their knowledge, skills and the ability to work together on the processes for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including those suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm
  • Receive an opportunity to meet with colleagues from different agencies to learn together and explore professional dilemmas
  • Understand the principles of the “Strengthening Families” model to CP conferences
  • Understand the process and practice of the model and the format for the new style conference.

To book your training place click here

 

L3 – Safeguarding Children (creating and sustaining a safe environments) 

Safe environments do not happen by accident. They are purposefully built and carefully maintained. Having a designated safeguarding lead and comprehensive policies and procedures in place to protect children and staff are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to fulfil their duties and responsibilities. This course provides guidance and information to the voluntary sector about the need to understand and implement policies and procedures in order to create a safer environment for children and the workforce. Participants are encouraged to analyse the part they play in safeguarding children and address any barriers they may have in fulfilling their safeguarding obligations. The course also aims to give useful information about the effective management of complaints, concerns, allegations against someone in a position of trust and serious incidents in line with regulatory requirements. Delegates will receive flexible learning opportunities to help acquire knowledge and skills, drawing upon lessons from serious case reviews, research and real life case studies.

Learning objectives 

  • Have explored the key issues in relation to the role of Designated safeguarding lead
  • Have used knowledge and learning from serious case reviews to understand the complexity of managing relationships with professionals and families and the impact of this on practice
  • Have an understanding of national and local guidance in relation to managing allegations
  • Have knowledge of the process of creating, implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding children
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

To book your training place click here

 

L4 – Safeguarding Children (Designated Leads & Deputies)

Being a designated safeguarding lead is an ever evolving role which requires you to undertake formal training every 2 years.

Strong, effective leadership in ‘children centred services’ is the key driver in improving the quality of safeguarding practices is essential. In this workshop, learners will be encouraged to:

  • explore the role of the designated safeguarding lead
  • explore their own management and leadership style and analyse the part they play in creating a safeguarding culture that prioritises children’s wellbeing
  • create safer safeguarding systems
  • understand the legislative framework and regulatory compliance

Safe recruitment and selection processes are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to attract the best staff and deter and reject those who may pose a risk to children or who are unsuitable to work with them. This course promotes safer recruitment practice and challenges poor and unsafe processes. Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of their workforce, and learn how to implement safeguarding audits to evidence performance and identify gaps.

Learning objectives

  • Increase awareness of safeguarding risks
  • Develop and maintain a culture that prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer
  • Build safeguarding confidence and competence

To book your training place click here

 

Accredited Safer Recruitment 

Outline
Safer recruitment is an essential part of safeguarding. Whether you’re a commercial business, statutory organisation, voluntary group or recruitment agency, it’s important you have rigorous safer recruitment at the heart of your organisation to ensure that your organisation is safe

Delegates on this one day accredited Safer Recruitment in Education course will consider

–  Developing robust safer recruitment policies and procedures for your organisation
–  How to ensure that safeguarding is embedded throughout the entire recruitment process
–  How to continually assess the suitability of staff
–  Making the right selection / interview decisions
–  Responding to concerns identified through background and vetting checks
–  Responding to inappropriate behaviour and allegations of abuse
– How to maintain an ongoing culture of vigilance

Benefits of face-to-face training
Through this accredited training our specialist safeguarding children and child protection expert, Susan Taylor provides:

–  A structured, interactive training experience
–  Direct support and guidance as you learn
–  The opportunity to ask questions (with immediate answers)
–  Resources to take home.

To book your training place click here

Mailing address is:

Croydon Voluntary Action

82 London Road

Croydon

Croydon, SurreyCR0 2TB

United Kingdom

 

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