This EduCare programme is written by the NSPCC specifically for professionals who come into contact with children, young people and their parents through their work in a health setting.
It gives an introduction to child abuse, explores the physical and behavioural signs of maltreatment and how to report suspected abuse effectively. It also outlines the legal framework and the importance of people and organisations working together to safeguard children and young people from abuse.
Module one: Child development
Learn what children need in order to develop fully and what can influence their development as they grow. By understanding the process of child development, you will be better able to recognise what is out of the norm.
Module two: Understanding the basics about child abuse
Learn about the different types of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. Understand how abuse can affect a child and eliminate misunderstandings by learning about some of the common myths and facts about child abuse.
Module three: Recognising child abuse
Recognise the possible physical and behavioural signs of abuse; know how to respond if a child confides in you and what you should do if you suspect a child is being maltreated.
Module four: Reporting child abuse
Understand the importance of taking action to prevent child abuse from occurring and know when and when not, to share your concerns with parents. Follow the step-by-step action plan to report any concerns you may have about a child and understand the processes that takes place once you have reported your concerns.
Module five: Working together
Learn about the wider context with an introduction to the law and government guidance, as well as how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard children.
Child protection awareness in health and social care can be purchased independently or as part of EduCare for Health.
For further information, call 01926 436200 or buy online.