DS Safeguarding Children Level 3

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DS Safeguarding Children Level 3

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Introduction to Safeguarding and Legislation

  • Overview of safeguarding
  • Key legislative frameworks (Children Act, Digital Economy Act, Guidelines, etc.)
  • The Four ‘R’s of Safeguarding

Recognising Risks and Indicators of Abuse

  • Child Misdiagnosis in Safeguarding
  • Types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect)
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect

Focus Areas in Safeguarding

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Internet safety and online social networking
  • Looked-After Children
  • Child Abuse
  • Risk of Unborn Children
  • Risk Factors

Case Studies

  • Case studies and lessons from historical abuse cases

Actions and Reporting

  • Duty of Care
  • Procedures for responding to concerns
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Information Sharing
  • Management Plans

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Further support and guidance
  • Working with multi-agency teams
  • Serious Case Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews
  • How to identify and refer child trafficking and sexual exploitation
  • Staff Training Requirements
  • Staff Supervision Requirements
  • Impact on Staff

Children’s Rights and Advocacy

  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Promoting and protecting children’s rights

Lessons Learned

  • Raise Awareness

Communication with Children and Young People

  • Effective communication strategies
  • Building trust and encouraging disclosure


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