Let’s Be Friends: Preventing Bullying Behaviour
Bullying, or the fear of bullying, is a major concern for children and their parents, and it can happen anywhere that children come together.
It is abusive behaviour that damages the lives of those involved – whether they are being bullied, witnessing it or doing it. Everyone who works with children and young people has a responsibility to keep them safe and promote their welfare. This course has been designed to give an understanding of bullying behaviour and how it may be prevented.
This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:
- Learn the features of bullying behaviour and why it happens.
- Understand the different forms of bullying and its effects on children.
- Prevent and deal with bullying behaviour.
Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:
- The characteristics involved with bullying behaviour.
- The different forms of bullying that can take place.
- How to recognise and in turn protect children from bullying behaviour.
- The impact bullying behaviour can have on a child being bullied.
- How some children display bullying behaviour and how to approach this with a child in a childminding setting.
- How to work with the children (person bullying/being bullied) and parents/carers to challenge support or tackle bullying behaviour, without compromising your own values and beliefs.
When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:
- The importance of why comments should be directed at behaviour demonstrated by the child rather than at the child themselves.
- How to demonstrate empathy and understanding to children, including the language and expressions that might be used.
- How to recognise and manage personal feelings, such as a lack of confidence and feelings of inadequacy.
Training Provider Overview
We help childminders build on their Continuous Professional Learning. This includes interactive learning courses, e-Learning courses and access to webinars, network meetings, conferences and complimentary courses Taking part in these opportunities enables childminders to take responsibility for both their professional development and that of their childminding service – focusing on children, to help them achieve their full potential. We actively encourage childminders to take the opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and professional growth throughout their career. SCMA is proud to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can also deliver SQA qualifications. The SQA qualification that we currently deliver is the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
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SCMA are commited to ensuring that on-going quality improvement is an integral part of our organisation. The Learn with SCMA team aims for continuous improvement in the quality of all aspects of its work as part of its determination to help Learners achieve the highest possible standards.
Our Quality Assurance Policy is in place to ensure such continuous improvement through a process of self-evaluation and action planning. The Quality Assurance Policy and associated procedures involves all employees, Learners and collaborative partners such as the Care Inspectorate (CI), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The quality assurance policy is managed through the existing organisational structure. The quality assurance procedures are founded in a process of regular self-evaluation by teams and internal and external audits and observations, in addition to Learner feedback and local training needs.