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Child Protection Training – What is Child Protection?

The United Kingdom has a comprehensive child welfare system under which Local Authorities have duties and responsibilities towards children in need in their area. This covers provision of advice and services, accommodation and care of children who become uncared for, and also the capacity to initiate proceedings for the removal of children from their parents care/care proceedings.

The criteria for the latter is ‘significant harm’ which covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. In appropriate cases the Care Plan before the Court will be for adoption.

The Local Authorities also run adoption services both for children put up for adoption voluntarily and those becoming available for adoption through Court proceedings.

 

The United Kingdom has a comprehensive child welfare system under which Local Authorities have duties and responsibilities towards children in need in their area. This covers provision of advice and services, accommodation and care of children who become uncared for, and also the capacity to initiate proceedings for the removal of children from their parents care/care proceedings.

The basic legal principle in all public and private proceedings concerning children, under the Children Act 1989 and 2004, is that the welfare of the child is paramount. In recognition of attachment issues, social work good practice requires a minimal number of moves and the 1989 and 2004 Children Act enshrines the principle that delay is inimical to a child’s welfare.

In England, Wales and Scotland, there never has been a statutory obligation to report alleged child abuse to the Police. However both the Children Act 1989 and 2004 makes clear a statutory obligation on all professionals to report suspected child abuse.


Chapter 4 of the working together to safeguard children 2010 is the guidance for training, development and supervision:

Working Together sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. It is important that all practitioners working to safeguard children and young people understand fully their responsibilities and duties as set out in primary legislation and associated regulations and guidance.

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Child Protection Training – Employers are responsible for ensuring their employees are confident and competent in carrying out their responsibilities, and for ensuring employees are aware of how to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns. Employers should also identify adequate resources and support for inter-agency training.

All training in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children should create an ethos that:

  • Is child-centred;
  • promotes the participation of children and families in the processes;
  • values working collaboratively;
  • respects diversity; and promotes equality

 

Training and development for inter-agency work at the appropriate level should be targeted at practitioners in voluntary, statutory and independent agencies who:

  • are in regular contact with children and young people; work regularly with children and young people, and with adults who are parents or carers, and who may be asked to contribute to assessments of children in need

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  • have particular responsibility for safeguarding children. Training and development is also relevant to operational managers and those with strategic responsibility for services, in particular LSCB members. Effective supervision is important in promoting good standards of practice, and supervisors should be available to practitioners as an important source of advice.

 

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We will always strive for higher standards from our staff and apply and use the background knowledge and experience of our team in Child Care to:

Quote Aim higher; promote better outcomes for children and young people in line with 'Every Child Matters', to evidence effective practice in the workplace, ensure a safe environment, developing a quality service and business achieving outcomes of the stakeholders and standards required by current legislation.

We have a pool of dedicated professionals each experienced in their specific field within the Social Care Environment, which enables the company to offer a wide spectrum of services to the Public and Private sectors in Child Protection/Safeguarding.

We provide Quality Management Systems and are customer focused, person centred and provide a solid foundation for the delivery and auditing of requirements under relevant residential care legislation, Ofsted inspections guidance and DFES guidance.

We offer a number of services to empower businesses to succeed and at a strategic level meet long term aims of the customer, feeding them into long term planning to provide better outcomes for Children and Young People in line with "Every Child Matters" and the governments "Aiming High agenda".

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How do we do it?

We are committed to the provision of effective, successful and enjoyable child care training, designed to develop the skills and understanding of your team.

This is then measured and reassessed to ensure you and your team continue on the 'plan, do, review' process that enables your teams continuous development.

For more information on any of our Training Courses or Child Protection Consultancy Services please call us on 0800 774 7034 and ask to speak to one of our Specialist Child Care Consultants.

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Consultancy Services

With a wealth of knowledge within social care children and young people, combined with strong business acumen and real enthusiasm JH Child Protection Services believe in working together with our clients with the one aim of success, meeting deadlines and improving outcomes for children. Our Consultancy services offer a number of modules specific to your business needs. For more information Please visit ourĀ Consultancy section.

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Training
We deliver and design bespoke training to any organisation who work with children and young people, which meet government legislation and guidance in child protection / safeguarding children and young people. We take great pride in delivering quality training to our clients and their staff teams which builds their skills, capabilities and confidence to make better outcomes for children and young people ande create a positive difference in the workplace.

Coaching & mentoring
Our coaches offer a tailored confidential one to one service, using a blend of face to face, telephone and e-mail support. Our coaching programmes enhance self-awareness and improve performance in the workplace.

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Who is Responsible for Child Care Protection?

The child protection standards are applicable to all public bodies, organisations, professionals and persons who provide statutory services to children. They also establish a framework of best practice in child protection for voluntary, community and independent sector organisations and practitioners (including counsellors and therapists working in a private capacity) who work with or have significant contact with children and young people. They should also help families and members of the public understand how services work to protect children and the important contribution they themselves can make to the safeguarding of children and young people.