Staff development is the responsibility of managers and the service to ensure practitioners receive quality training to enhance their professional development; however it is also the expectation that practitioners take responsibility for continued professional development. It is essential that all staff who work with children receive initial training and on going development in line with legislation which enables them to understand normal child development and recognise signs of abuse or neglect. The Lord Laming report 2009 stated that training and on-going development for frontline workers is essential and that “Good practice becomes standard practice in every service”
There are key elements to ensure on-going staff development:
- Regular Supervision to ensure the quality of service is maintained and good practice must become elementary requirements in each service
- Personal Development Plans
- Yearly Appraisals/ Review of development plan
- Staff Meetings
Child Protection Services can offer training in line with National Minimum Standards, Every Child Matters, meeting Ofsted guidance/ requirements government legislation and EYFES. We believe that training should enhance development skills, best practice and meet legal obligations, reflect policies and business needs of the service area, providing better outcomes for children and young people, making safer environments for children and young people to reside and practitioners to work.
Staff Development for Practitioners – JH Child Protection Services can provide the following training in social care to meet mandatory requirements, if what you require is not listed please give us a call:
- Induction programme bespoke to your service requirements
- Child Protection
- Safe Administration of Medication
- Health & Safety
- Fire Awareness
- Risk Assessment
- Person Centred Planning
- Infection Control
- Food Hygiene
- Equality and Diversity
This list is not exhaustive
JH Child Protection Services if required will meet with managers of your organisation to discuss needs and outcomes required by stakeholders and legal requirements and bespoke a training package to enhance both the organisation and individual needs.
Use our simple Contact form to send us your requirements on Staff Development for Child Protection Workers or call us on 0800 774 7034 to speak to one of our Child Protection Consultants. Our service is friendly, flexible and extremely knowledgeable.