Safeguarding Children

safeguarding childrenAt the end of this session learners will have a full understanding of:

Child maltreatment in its different forms (physical including Fabricated and induced illness, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect) including child trafficking, FGM and radicalisation including prevalence and impact.

The relevance of parental, family and carer factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill-health, substance and alcohol misuse

What to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment, including local policies and procedures around who to contact, where to obtain further advice and support, and have awareness of the referral process

The importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so)

What to do if concerns are not being taken seriously on any other barriers to referring a child/family

Risks associated with the internet and online social networking

What the term ‘Looked after child’ means

Ability to recognise possible signs of child maltreatment relating to the healthcare workers role

Ability to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that concerns have been listened to

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