Interagency Roles and Responsibilities for Safeguarding Children and Young People

Target Audience:

This full day looks at practitioner’s awareness of their roles and responsibilities and of those of other agencies, working with families, for safeguarding children and young people. The course explores the referral system for child protection concerns, child in need and child protection processes, recording and confidentiality. 

This one day course is primarily for those professionals (statutory and voluntary) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3,4 and 5). Staff members encouraged to attend are:- early years professionals, teachers, police and PCSO’s, localities, social care staff, probation, children centre staff, YOS workers, health visitors and school nurses. 

Participants should also complete the ‘Effective Working Together’ course which is the next course in this series. 

The course should only be attended if participants have completed either a basic safeguarding children course or a safeguarding refresher course within the last three years

  • To enable participants to develop their knowledge, skills and ability to work together with other agencies to safeguard children and young people
  • To ensure that participants are aware of information sharing, the referral processes and child protection outcomes in relation to safeguarding 
Learning Outcomes: 

For Participants to: 

  • Be aware of their roles and responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people
  • Be aware of other interagency roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Understand and contribute towards the processes outlined in ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’
  • Have an understanding about consent and confidentiality 

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