Designed for all primary care staff to assist with their understanding of the principles of Child Safeguarding and how these principles apply to their work.
Contains a case study and multiple-choice questions.
During this module you will
be able to identify, drawing on professional and clinical expertise, possible signs of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect including domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation), FGM, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse using child and family-focused approach
understand what constitutes child maltreatment including the effects of carer/parental behaviour on children and young people
have an awareness or knowledge of, dependent on role, forensic procedures in child maltreatment, with specific requirements and depth of knowledge relating to role (e.g. where role involves/includes forensics teams/working alongside forensics teams)
know how to undertake, where appropriate, a risk and harm assessment
know how to communicate effectively with children and young people, and to know how to ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in decisions affecting them as appropriate to their age and ability
know how to contribute to, and make considered judgements about how to act to safeguard/protect a child or young person, including escalation as part of this process
know how to contribute to/formulate and communicate effective management plans for children and young people who have been maltreated within a multidisciplinary approach and as related to role
understand the issues surrounding misdiagnosis in safeguarding/child protection
know how to ensure the processes and legal requirements for looked after children, including after-care, are appropriately undertaken, where relevant to role
know how to appropriately contribute to inter-agency assessments by gathering and sharing information, documenting concerns appropriately for safeguarding/child protection and legal purposes, seeking professional guidance in report writing where required
know how to assess training requirements and contribute to departmental updates where relevant to role. This can be undertaken in various ways, such as through audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of refresher training
know how to deliver and receive supervision within effective models of supervision and/or peer review as appropriate to role, and be able to recognise the potential personal impact of safeguarding/child protection work on professionals
be able to identify risk to the unborn child in the antenatal period as appropriate to role
know how to apply the lessons learnt from audit and serious case reviews/case management reviews/significant case reviews to improve practice
know, as per role, how to advise others on appropriate information sharing
know how to (where relevant to role) appropriately contribute to serious case reviews (in Wales child practice reviews)/domestic homicide reviews which include children/case management reviews/significant case reviews, and child death review processes, and seek appropriate advice and guidance for this role
know how to obtain support and help in situations where there are problems requiring further expertise and experience
know how to participate in and chair peer review and multidisciplinary meetings as required
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Safeguarding Children - Level 3
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