Safeguarding children: Level 3 Training (CPD52)

Course Overview 

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding to:

  • recognise abuse and common obstacles
  • share information safely
  • identify professional blind spots
  • understand the role of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)
  • use supervision effectively
  • identify training needs

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Start Date 
Dates to be confirmed
Tavistock Centre
£175 (£140 per person for groups of three or more)
Who is this course for?

This course is designed for health, education and social care practitioners requiring Level 3 (Groups 3-4) training.

Course outline

This Level 3 (groups 3 - 4) safeguarding training is modelled on the core competencies as outlined in the 'Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff': Intercollegiate Document 2014, 3rd Ed; Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2015; the London Child Protection Procedures 2015 and the NICE  Clinical Guidance 2009: 'When to Suspect Child Maltreatment'.

Course structure

The day will be divided into three sections: presentation, case studies and thinking about practice and the impact of the work.

The presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility
  •  How do you distinguish between safeguarding and child protection?
  • What are the potential obstacles to recognizing child abuse?
  • Recognizing abuse: neglect, emotional, physical and emotional abuse and FII
  • When to breach confidentiality and sharing information without consent
  • How to use the public interest test and proportionality
  • Sharing information safely
  • Escalating concerns
  • Responsibilities held by all agencies.
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Serious Case Reviews.
  • Professional Blind Spots
  • Impact of the work

9.15 - Registration and coffee
9.30 - Presentation
11.15 - Coffee break
11.30 - Case Studies
1.00 - Lunch
2.00 - Role of LCSBs and SCRs
2.30 - Learning Lessons and Improving Practice
3.30 - Impact of the Work
4.15 - Close