Designated Child Protection Officer in Scotland
Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people
Our training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with in a designated child protection role.
Taught by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a chilCourse content
In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:
- describe the role of the designated child protection officer and state key areas of responsibility
- state your own values regarding abuse and maltreatment and the impact of these on professional practice
- describe the key legislation and guidance underpinning the organisation’s policy for responding to child protection concerns within the National Practice Model of the GIRFEC approach
- decide what steps the organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of those with whom it has contact
- state the blocks that inhibits the disclosure of abuse and respond effectively to someone who does disclose
- state the blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
- make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns, including concerns regarding staff or volunteers
- state what is likely to happen following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies and what further role they may have
- explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality
- demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of child protection work and identify a network for personal support.
Who’s this course for?
- Designated child protection officer training (Scotland) is for anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.
- You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection in Scotland, and successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.
- People who have taken this course include:
adult addiction service staff
leisure facilities managers
professionals from commercial, community and religious based organisations.