Designated Child Protection Officer Training

A workplace’s appointed Child Protection Officer is responsible for the provision of children’s safety and wellbeing, intervening in cases of maltreatment. They must also deal with sensitivity and confidential issues including parents and staff.

Suitable for: Nursery Staff, Childminders, Teachers, Classroom Assistants, Parents, Underage Coaches and anyone who deals with children on a regular basis.

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Aim

To become knowledgeable of the roles and responsibilities of the designated officer according to the child protection framework, according to current legislation.

Objectives

  • Outline the role of the Designated Child Protection Officer, how to support staff and deal with sensitive issues with parents.
  • Discuss whistleblowing and how to manage allegations against staff.
  • Identify the values regarding child abuse and explanation of the impact of these on professional practice.
  • Identify barriers to staff reporting child protection concerns and consideration of strategies to alleviate them.
  • Outline the importance of record keeping and communicating confidential and sensitive issues.

Qualification

A certificate is provided upon successful completion, and is valid for three years, after which attendees must re-qualify.

Pre-Requisite

Delegates must hold a Safeguarding Children qualification and must be willing to provide evidence of this prior to attending Designated Child Protection Officer Training. We accept certificates up until 90 days after their expiry.

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At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Officer.
  • Discuss assessment and the organisational policy and procedures regarding safeguarding.
  • Outline local Health and Social Care structures, referral procedures and subsequent processes.
  • Discuss the exploration of values regarding child abuse and explanation of the impact of these on professional practice.
  • Discuss the exploration of barriers to staff reporting child protection concerns and consideration of strategies to alleviate them.
  • Outline the importance of record keeping and communicating confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Support staff dealing with Child Protection issues.
  • Understand whistleblowing and managing allegations against staff.
  • Work with parents when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Manage stress and seek support.
  • Ensure Child Protection/Safeguarding is raised at each AGM.
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15

Mar

Designated Child Protection Officer Training

Online

£66.00

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 - Thursday, 16 March 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

  • Online
  • £66.00 incl. VAT

Wed 15 Mar 2023 - Thu 16 Mar 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

This course is aimed at practitioners who are or will be Designated Child Protection Officers or Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers. Good practice would suggest that the Designated Child Protection Officer should be an experienced member of staff. Upon completion of this course the candidate will be knowledgeable in their role and responsibilities when working as a Designated Child Protection Officer. The course will meet current legislative requirements.

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6

Jun

Designated Child Protection Officer Training

Online

£66.00

Tuesday, 6 June 2023 - Wednesday, 7 June 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

  • Online
  • £66.00 incl. VAT

Tue 6 Jun 2023 - Wed 7 Jun 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

This course is aimed at practitioners who are or will be Designated Child Protection Officers or Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers. Good practice would suggest that the Designated Child Protection Officer should be an experienced member of staff. Upon completion of this course the candidate will be knowledgeable in their role and responsibilities when working as a Designated Child Protection Officer. The course will meet current legislative requirements.

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14

Nov

Designated Child Protection Officer Training

Online

£66.00

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 - Wednesday, 15 November 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

  • Online
  • £66.00 incl. VAT

Tue 14 Nov 2023 - Wed 15 Nov 2023

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM (2 days)

This course is aimed at practitioners who are or will be Designated Child Protection Officers or Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers. Good practice would suggest that the Designated Child Protection Officer should be an experienced member of staff. Upon completion of this course the candidate will be knowledgeable in their role and responsibilities when working as a Designated Child Protection Officer. The course will meet current legislative requirements.

Cost

£66 (including VAT)

Time

7pm – 10pm (2 evenings)

 

Delivered Online via Webinar

Accredited by

6 CPD Hours

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