About the course
The aim of Core Level 3 training is to help you to understand your role and responsibility in safeguarding children within a multi-agency context, in order to achieve better outcomes for children and young people.
This course is facilitated by independent trainer, Wendy Murdoch.
Course length: 3 hours
Cost: Free to not-for-profit agencies in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland
Changes due to coronavirus: Due to coronavirus restrictions, we’re offering this course online. The virtual course will be shorter, with more pre-course information provided to participants, which you’re expected to read beforehand. This training has been reduced to 3 hours.
Who it’s for
The course is suitable for those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers, who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child, as well as parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
For example: teachers, children’s social care staff, health visitors, probation staff, midwives, school nurses, sexual health staff, youth workers, paediatricians, those working in the Early Years sector, GPs, residential staff, and sports club welfare officers. This can also include professionals who work with adults with learning disabilities, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, and those working in community play schemes.
By the end of the training you’ll:
1. Understand the key principles relating to the identification and protection of vulnerable children within the Children Act (1989 / 2004) and Working Together 2018
2. Have raised awareness of learning from local and national Serious Case Reviews
3. Recognise the indicators of child abuse, and the subsequent short and long term impact on children and young people, including an understanding of the four categories of abuse
4. Recognise the potential pre-disposing factors of child abuse and neglect inducing family history and functioning, as well as the impact of parental mental issues, parental substance misuse, domestic abuse, and parental learning disabilities
5. Be able to identify those professionals who may be consulted for support and advice
6. Be able to respond appropriately to concerns regarding a child’s safety or welfare
7. Be able to carry out and/or contribute to sound child-focused assessments and evidence decision making, including an understanding of the Regional Assessment Framework (2013), as well as the process of professional challenge
8. Understand the importance of documentation, communication, and information sharing between professionals to effectively safeguarding children, whilst clarifying the issues of confidentiality
9. Be aware of the tasks, processes, principles, roles, and responsibilities outlined in national guidance and local arrangements (Tees Procedures) for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare – this includes the function of a child protection strategy meeting, case conference and core group meetings, and how to contribute effectively
10. Be able to work effectively with children and family members to recognise and address a lack of cooperation and superficial compliance within the context of your role