Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
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In the UK there are approximately 1.2 million children living with disabilities (Families and Children Study, 2002). This course aims to raise awareness of specific needs of disabled children in
relation to their vulnerability and communication.
The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on
how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.
On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:
Be able to recall some of the key legislation and guidance relating directly and indirectly to children and disability
Understand the range of initiatives focussing on disabled children, their siblings and carers, including their rights enshrined in legislation, government guidance or recommendations from
Be able to state what disability is under the Disability Discrimination Act and list the four main types of disability
Understand why communication is important, be able to name means of and barriers to communication for disabled children, and be able to describe how to ensure consultation and participation
Be able to explain how children from minority ethnic backgrounds could experience ‘double discrimination’ and how professionals can influence this
Understand the key elements that go into various aspects of child welfare, including transitional planning, multi-agency working, dealing with diagnosis etc.
Recognise how safeguarding issues fit into the process, such as the links between abuse and disability, the need for Sex and Relationships Education and how the disclosure of abuse affects
Welcome and learning objectives
Context and Overview
Rights of Children, Young People, Facilities and Carers
Awareness of Different Types of Disability
Attitudes and Value
Guidelines for Working
Abuse and Parents/Carers and summary
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.