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Applied Safeguarding and Child Protection

Deepen your knowledge of safeguarding and child protection by working through activities and scenarios that allow you to explore the challenges and realities in practise. We know  we develop confidence when we can apply child protection learning to realistic situations in a safe space to do so. This course will provide you with this experience by working in small groups facilitated by one of our expert trainers. All content has been developed in line with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and thus discusses impacts of colonisation and upholds Mātauranga Māori as crucial in working with whānau and their tamariki.

What will I learn?

  • Reviewing your safeguarding and child protection knowledge.
  • Reflection on how your organisation safeguards children.
  • Build confidence in using Information Sharing legislation and collaborative working.
  • Professional risk and child vulnerability – learnings from serious case reviews.
  • Using “wise” practise. Acknowledging there is no “best” way of doing things for all groups at all times, you will reconcile learning from successful outcomes with existing trusted cultural practices.
  • Reflect on barriers we face when working with risk.
  • How “Professional dangerousness” can affect our decision making and how we can manage this.
  • Engagement with whānau – exploring tools and ideas to improve success and build safety.
  • Skills in having difficult conversations.
  • Reporting thresholds and “grey” areas.

Who is this course for?

  • Designated person
  • Child Protection Leads
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Anyone working regularly with children and young people at risk of neglect and abuse.

Key Information

Format: Group work activities and discussion
Delivery: Workshop (face to face) or Webinar (virtual)
Duration: Workshop 6 hours (short break and Q&A’s included) , Webinar – 2 webinars one week apart each 2.5 hours
Certificate: Certificate issued via email upon completion of course
Price: Contact us for a price for your organisation.

“Excellent knowledge of topics. Presenter was able to relate the training directly to our unique area of work and able to answer questions. She was prepared and had interesting experience in own work and was able to provide real-life examples and scenarios.”

“This information and opportunity to reflect is central to wise practice. Actually crucial and it was excellent to have a day to consider all we do in the light of keeping children safe.”

“It was a delight attending a workshop with a presenter who really knew her field and was passionate about it. I have been to a million workshops, so I know. Thank you so much, for being well prepared, for your experience and research.”

Safeguarding Children

Charities Number: CC49059
NZBN: 9429043276134

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