Course Profile

Course Profile: Safeguarding and Protective Behaviours (1 Day)
This course is built on two basic principles: Firstly, that safeguarding is based on everybody taking personal responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. Secondly, that the very best safeguarding can be achieved when children are resilient and understand risk. In this way, it ensures that as children grow, they are aware of danger and are not wrapped in cotton wool. By the same token, it teaches that vulnerable children, whilst still needing to grow up with all the experiences and joys of childhood, may need specialist interventions by carers and professionals to ensure their protection.

Using tried and tested processes and up-to-date practice studies, the learners will also use cutting-edge methodologies from Europe such as social pedagogy. This will give them the confidence to help children to experience the world around them and at the same time keep them safe.
The course provides some knowledge for
CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, SHC34
The course is designed for Foster carers, residential support workers, social workers and anyone working within the educational and youth-work field
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Person-centred assessment and holistic conceptions of risk
  • The concepts of self-protection and why children need to take risks
  • Legislation that underpins good practice
  • The principles of effective safeguarding management and defensible decision-making, using the Learning Zone Model
  • Effective strategies that understand the need for resilience
  • Risk and principles which can be embedded into current organisational processes and procedures that promote self-protection
  • The key signs of abuse and other dangers to develop strategies for change
  • The domains of abuse and their potential impact on child development
  • How the internal and external Locus of Control model can be used to enhance risk management tools
  • Responding to the disclosures of abuse
  • Using holistic tools to build relationships
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts