Childrens Services

Childrens Services Training Courses

An Introduction to Child Protection

Introduction :- In addition to sessions tailored to meet individual needs we are pleased to offer two specific child protection courses: Aims :- This course will help participants to: Explore attitudes and values with regard to safeguarding children Understand broad definitions of child abuse and neglect Deal appropriately with disclosures Have an awareness of how a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs Know how to make a referral Act appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm Understand the Child Protection system and professional roles within this Content It is important for anyone who works in child care settings to recognise the importance of working in a co-ordinated manner in relation to Child Protection issues. Understand how discrimination can impact on children and families in the child protection system and to develop anti – oppressive practice. Who should attend? :- This course is aimed at those who work with children in a variety of settings including schools, youth programmes, family support centres, community groups etc. The course aims to enhance awareness and encourage good practice. Duration :- 1...

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Child Protection Awareness Course – Level 1

  Introduction :- Child Protection Awareness – level 1 is a must for anyone who works with children. An ideal one day introduction to the basics of child protection. Child abuse and neglect are realities in our communities. The workshop looks at what child abuse is, how to spot potential signs of abuse, how to respond if a child confides in you and the steps that can be taken to safeguard their welfare.  . Aims :- Course Benefits This course provides an introduction to child protection and will help you to recognise and know what to do if you believe that a child is at risk. The course aims to define child protection, looks at signs of abuse and neglect and provides information on reporting strategies. It also covers: how to make your working environment safe for children, including safe practices; what to do if you believe that a child is at risk; who to approach or report to; what actions to take and which legislation applies in this area. The course includes a step-by-step toolkit to help you work towards good practice including staff recruitment and human resources policies. Broaden your knowledge of child protection issues now, spot warning signs, know how to report concerns and understand your role. Content :- What is child protection? Definitions, types of abuse & protection  Finding out about abuse What can you do? How do you feel? Protecting children – and you Responding and reporting Working with others CRB disclosures, policies & procedures Case studies Have we covered everything? Where you go from here Useful books, links and contacts   Who should attend? :-  Anyone who works with children: for instance, project workers, youth departments, youth programmes, family support, hostel workers, child minders, parent and toddler groups, play groups, workers in the community, church leaders, volunteers and teachers… in fact anyone who wants to understand the importance of child protection awareness. Duration :-  1...

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Child Development

Introduction :-  The Course has both a practical and an applied component and delivers a wide syllabus of topics to provide the student with an introduction to the width and breadth of the subject area. This Course will provide useful background for those students who are currently working with children or who would like to learn more about children, issues that impact upon raising children and the early years of development. Content :- The Development Cycle On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:   Summarise puberty and the role it plays in the Development Cycle. · Define the educational procedure and identify what is often forgotten in this procedure. The Growing Mind On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to: Identify which neurons are involved with: specialist organs of sense, the muscular system and speech and memory. Explain the principles which schools skills are subject to. Parent, Child, Teacher Relationships On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:  Define what occurs as a child matures.  Explain what the word considerateness conveys. The Growing Child On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:  Identify the physiological functions that an infant must co-ordinate.  Define the corpus of behaviour. The Complexity of Growth On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to: Summarise what the primary susceptibilities of the organism to illness are determined by. Identify four areas in a childs make up in which tensional activity might be perceived.   Ethical Sense On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:  List and define the phases to the dynamic which governs the growth of ethical sense.  Explain how primitive shamefacednessmight be interpreted Who should attend? :- The Course is essential background to those considering a career in Social Care or any other child related discipline. Duration :-  4 – 6 hours Maximum attendees:-...

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Challenging Behavior – Children

  Introduction :- Children and young people may display anti-social behaviors, which are the visible signs of deep hurt, anger or frustration with aspects of their lives. When behavior becomes so difficult that it effects a child’s development, it can be known as a conduct disorder. Teenagers with conduct disorder may become involved in criminal activity, be excluded from schools, families and society. Aims :- The day aims to provide the delegates with a greater understanding of the nature of challenging behavior to help them deal more effectively with this type of difficulty in their work. Content :- The concept of antisocial behavior and the range of diagnostic criteria in this area Parental, school and environmental factors which impact upon antisocial behavior  Links between challenging behaviors and classic mental health difficulties demonstrating themselves in deliberate self harm, para suicide and delinquency Characteristics of attention deficit disorder and the treatment implications Who should attend? :-  Anyone working within the children’s services environment. Duration :- 4 – 6 Hours Maximum attendees...

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Challenging Behavior and Development

Introduction :- The course will deliver an introduction to challenging behavior, which explores the reasons why people behave in certain ways, the types of behavior and methods of diffusing and de-escalating aggressive incidences. Aims :- The aim of this course is to make delegates aware of the need to: promote a non-aversive approach and respectful intervention when people are distressed Content :- Understanding challenging behavior  Identify features of it and reasons behind it  De-escalation skills  Managing positive outcomes  Trigger points  Physical Intervention Who should attend? :- Support staff working in the Health and Social Care sector with people who have challenging behavior. Duration :- One day. Maximum...

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