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Safeguarding Disabled Children

Members £95 | Non-members £135

Date: 09-01-2020 Location: Cardiff
Organiser: Children in Wales

This one-day course aims to increase practitioners’ understanding and confidence in the specific issues involved in safeguarding children and young people with disabilities and improve skills in responding to their safeguarding needs. This training emphasises the importance of child focused practice as case reviews highlight that professionals often focus on the health and care needs of disabled children and may struggle to identify and respond effectively to safeguarding concerns.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of abuse and neglect for all children, and recognise the additional issues for disabled children and those with complex needs
  • Understanding and applying key messages from research into safeguarding of disabled children and young people
  • Understand good practice in supporting interactions with children who have no verbal communication or whose speech is difficult to understand
  • Be aware of the key legislation and policy and guidance relating to safeguarding and protection in Wales
  • Consider the importance of professional relationships with parents and carers of disabled children
  • Consider effective and safe practice when responding to concerns about abuse and neglect including consent, information sharing and record keeping
  • Understand the importance of keeping the child at the centre of the process.

 

Who is the course aimed at?

Practitioners and volunteers, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children.

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