Safer Working Practices
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The starting point for this module is to look at why you need to undertake training on the protection of children and young people. All adults who come into contact with children in their work have a
duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare. Practitioners have a key role in shaping the futures of young people. The vast majority of adults working with young children act professionally
to provide a safe and supportive environment. However, in this area of work, tensions and misunderstandings can occur; the answer is not to work in a bubble.
We have learnt from many adults, they are inadequately informed about their responsibilities and, as a result, they may unintentionally avoid certain practices completely. This should not be the case
and this module aims to outline clearly what behaviours are and are not acceptable.
On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:
Increased your awareness of issues relating to allegations management
Identified signs of inappropriate adult behaviour towards children and young people
Gained confidence in challenging inappropriate behaviour
Increased your awareness of how to ensure children and young people with whom we work are protected
Understood the importance of sharing information appropriately and keeping records
Understood your responsibility to ensure your behaviour is professional at all times
Welcome and Learning Objectives
Background, Guidance and Terminology
Why do we need Guidance?
Appropriate and Non-appropriate Behaviours 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 1- 1 and a half hours. With 40 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning
module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
Authorised practitioners who work with children, young people and families.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.