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CSTF Safeguarding Children (Levels 1&2)
The content of this course has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.
Safeguarding children is a vital part of a healthcare workers role and their intervention can often be life changing for the child. Understanding key indicators and child abuse signs greatly improves the chances of early intervention. Any member of staff that comes into contact with children must have a basic understanding of child safeguarding and how abuse can impact on a child's behaviour and development.
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Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular:
- Existing staff to update existing knowledge
- New starters to the organisation
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- Every Child Matters Responsibilities
- Definitions of Abuse
- Children's Act 1989
- Human Rights Act 1998 overview
- Referrals & contacts what information is needed
- Work ethics
- Attachment Behaviour
- Looked after children
- Child centred care
- Internet use & online grooming
- What is Abuse
- Types and signs of abuse Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect
- Radicalisation Overview
- Child Trafficking Overview
- Female Genital Mutilation Overview
- Behavioural signs
- Reporting abuse
- Risks to unborn children
- Disabled Children & Abuse
- Role of the Police & Social Services
After completing this course, candidates will be able to recognise:
- The potential indicators of child maltreatment physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect, including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
- The impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
- The importance of children's rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
- The risks associated with the internet and online social networking
- Relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
- Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
- The potential impact of a parent's/carer's physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
- Professional role, responsibilities, professional boundaries, and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
- Risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact
Upon completion of this Elearning course, a PDF certificate will be available straight away, that can be downloaded and printed for your records. Each course contains multiple-choice questions and interactive exercises that you’ll need to complete in order to show your understanding of the material and pass the course. Your certificate will be valid for 3 years.