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This is a three-and-a-half-hour training course exploring the very ‘basic’ knowledge and skills needed, by those who work with children, young people and families, for safeguarding children and young people.


To address the knowledge and skills that are necessary for identifying and responding appropriately to concerns about safeguarding children and Young People.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training session participants will be able to:

  • Understand and recognise what is meant by safeguarding children & the different ways children and young people can be harmed and neglected
  • Describe the first steps to take if they are concerned about a child
  • Respond appropriately to a disclosure made by a child
  • Understand the necessity for information sharing and accurate recording and logging concerns
  • State what to do if they experience barriers to referring a child/family
  • Know the boundaries of personal competence and responsibilities and where to seek advice and support from a manager/designated person
  • Recognise parental factors that might have an impact on how children are parented

Target Audience

Both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough practitioners

This course is for those professionals who may have missed their own single agency training in relation to basic Safeguarding Training (Group 1). This course is not appropriate as a Safeguarding refresher course. The training will focus on all aspects of safeguarding and child protection enabling practitioners to be able to act appropriately if they suspect a child is being abused.

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