An Introduction to Safeguarding Children – 1 day


This one day programme builds on single agency safeguarding training delivered at level two, with a specific focus on how to work effectively together across organisational boundaries in order to safeguard children from harm.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Consolidate their understanding of what constitutes significant harm and how to recognise that a child is being abused.
  • Understand how parenting capacity can impact on the child’s health and development.
  • Consider the factors that might affect recognition of harm particularly when working with resistance, for example, disguised compliance.
  • Consider how to work together to facilitate effective information sharing in order to analyse and understand potential risk of harm including where children are at risk of child sexual exploitation.
  • Understand the potential barriers to communication and the importance of developing effective inter-agency relationships.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities across networks including that of the Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships.
  • Understand the importance of professional challenge within a safe system and how work with professional differences.