Safeguarding Disabled Children will develop existing knowledge, build new skills and focus on supporting you to feel confident and explore your role when safeguarding. The course uses current research about harm, develops awareness of best practice, signs and indicators of abuse both in the home and by those working with children.
Who is this course for?
This course is essential for anyone who works with children and young people with a disability in any organisation, business or charity.
This could include:
- Those working with younger children as well as teens and young people up to 25
- Police and criminal justice sectors
- Education (both mainstream and special education)
- Safeguarding leads
- Health and social care
- Mental health
- Adult workers who need to understand child protection
- Those working in advocacy organisations
Aims of the Safeguarding Disabled Children Course
- To examine professional roles, and responsibilities, the legal and policy framework and challenges in keeping disabled children and young people safe.
- To consider additional risks, signs, and indicators of abuse to disabled children and young people.
- To explore the significance of understanding what safety means for a child with learning/physical disability.
- To explore what young people tell us about their experiences and views.
- To explore barriers to recognition of risks and challenges in multi-agency practice.
- To consider a whole life, whole family and holistic approach to safety.
- To explore the importance of practice which grows resilience and develops capacity, social and emotional wellbeing.
The Safeguarding Disabled Children Training Course will explore the following areas:
- Identifying signs and indicators of harm and abuse
More aware of increased risks and how to identify signs and indicators of harm and abuse
- Considering a whole-life approach
More able to think about how practice with young children and their families now affects how safe they will be as adults in the future
- Growing capacity and resilience
More able to work in ways which grow capacity and resilience
- Identifying increased risks
Able to identify attitudes and values which increase risks and contribute to further disabling the child
- Understanding needs of siblings and carers
More able to appreciate the needs of siblings and carers
- Planning multi-agency working
More able to plan and work effectively with other agencies to build plans which meet children and young peoples’ needs not only for immediate services but for long term wellbeing
- Strengths of multi-agency working
More able to appreciate the challenges and strengths of multi-agency work to safeguard disabled children and young people
- Promoting rights of disabled children and young people
More able to keep disabled children and young people safer and to work with and informed by them to promote their needs and rights effectively