Presentation on theme: "Training for Child Protection Coordinators To Support Training In Early Years Settings and Schools Tuesday 22 nd January, 2013 Sarah Turner – Schools’"— Presentation transcript:
Training for Child Protection Coordinators To Support Training In Early Years Settings and Schools Tuesday 22 nd January, 2013 Sarah Turner – Schools’ Child Protection Consultant Ceri McAteer – Early Years Safeguarding Adviser
Aims of today….. To enable designated child protection co ordinators to deliver effective in-house training to colleagues, including the use of NSPCC endorsed materials, in order that settings and schools can meet the requirement that all staff receive refresher training every 3 years. Most settings and schools have new staff join each year and this should form part of the induction for new members of staff.
Slide 2 In your pack…… Trainer’s programme Handouts Booklet Powerpoint from today – additional contextual info
Key Messages For Staff The importance of:- The designated cp co ordinator Being up to date with the settings’ and school’s CP Policy and related policies (eg positive handling) Recording concerns, actions and outcomes
Slide 4 Introducing child protection
Slide 5 Definitions Safeguarding is: protecting children from maltreatment preventing impairment of a child’s health or development
Where does child protection sit? Child Protection Assessment Framework. SAFEGUARDING.
Slide 7 Categories of child abuse (1) What types of abuse are there?
Slide 8 Categories of child abuse (2) Physical abuse Emotional abuse Sexual abuse Neglect
Slide 9 Physical Abuse This can include hurting children in many different ways
Slide 10 Scenario What do you think the person speaking should do?
Slide 11 Making a record Keep an open mind Distinguish between fact and opinion Consider which details you include or omit
Slide 12 Emotional abuse (1) Emotional abuse is difficult to: define identify/recognise prove
Slide 13 Emotional abuse (2) Key features: chronic and cumulative long-term impact all abuse and neglect have emotional effects children can be harmed by witnessing abuse
Slide 14 Parenting behaviour included in emotional abuse Child is: ignored put down/belittled shouted at terrorised told they are useless, stupid, wicked, unlovable, clumsy, unattractive, weak
Slide 15 Common Assessment Framework Completed with the family once, led by a lead professional Identifies strengths and areas where support is needed Actions
Slide 16 Team around the child Multi-agency professionals involved Can request for a social worker to attend Identify support interventions for family
Referral Forms What has changed today that means we have decided to make a referral? What information will help the Referral Team? Is the information clear and descriptive, with clear dates and times. Is the information subjective? Is there any supplementary information which could be attached?
Slide 18 Making a decision to refer You have a concern about the safety/welfare of a child RECORD Share concern with designated person/child protection co-ordinator The concern involves a clear allegation of abuse by the child concerned The concern involves immediate risk of significant harm The concern does not involve immediate risk of significant harm See H9 for what action to take in these circumstances Contact children's social care
Slide 19 Sexual abuse (1) relatives family friends neighbours babysitters people working with the child in school, faith settings, clubs or activities. Often perpetrated by people who are known and trusted by the child:
Slide 20 Sexual abuse (2) Usually planned and systematic Can involve grooming the child Can involve grooming the child’s environment
Slide 21 Listening to safeguard a child Don’t question – listen and be supportive Neither pressure to tell nor stop a child freely recalling Record immediately and accurately
Slide 22 Neglect Storm the aspects of care that can be missing.
Slide 23 Remember Share concerns about a child If you feel unsure or concerned, do something about it