Safeguarding Children (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care

Safeguarding Children (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care

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Part Number:19
  • Duration:1 hours
  • Modules:5
This course meets the national minimum training standards for Safeguarding Children at Level 1 as set out in “Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competences for health care staff.” (Intercollegiate Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014).

The knowledge element of standard 11 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course and the course outlines the main issues in safeguarding children and provides information about what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused.

In this course you will:
  •     Know about child maltreatment in its different forms (physical including fabricated and induced illness, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect) including child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) child sexual exploitation (CSE) and radicalisation including prevalence and impact
  •     Know about relevance of parental, family and carer factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill-health, substance and alcohol misuse
  •     Know what to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment, including local policies and procedures around who to contact, where to obtain further advice and support, and have awareness of the referral process
  •     Know about the importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so)
  •     Know what to do if they feel that their concerns are not being taken seriously or they experience any other barriers to referring a child / family
  •     Know the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  •     Know what the term 'looked after child' means

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