CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING IN HIGHLAND: WHAT DO I NEED?
Please take a few minutes to read this post as it will help you and your manager identify the types of training you should be accessing. Further information and booking is available in the Training section of the website www.hcpc.scot
Autumn dates are now available on the Training Calendar for the following courses:
- Child Protection: Basic Awareness
- Recognition and Response in Child Protection
- Developing Competence in Child Protection
- Graded Care Profile
- Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT (WRAP)
- Working Towards Positive Outcomes
NB: Additional dates will be added at regular intervals so please check the training calendar for further dates/courses.
For further advice, please contact the Child Protection Committee: CP.Training@highland.gov.uk
The Child Protection Committee would advise that anyone who, as part of their job is likely to come into contact with children should attend a minimum of one child protection training in each 3 year period. This training should be undertaken as soon as possible upon employment but no more than six months after employment start date. You should discuss with your line manager, agency training co-ordinator or child protection advisor which level of introductory training is suitable for your role and responsibilities.
Who should attend which training courses?
In line with the National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development 2012, practitioners should undertake training as follows:
For people who have minimal contact with children, young people or family members, we would recommend:
- Child Protection: Basic Awareness – 1.5 hours
Note: An introductory e-learning package is also available from the Care and Learning Alliance. Staff can access this free of charge by emailing CP.Training@highland.gov.uk to receive a voucher code
Those who have direct contact with children, young people or other family members (including those working in adult services) should attend (as a minimum):
- Recognition and Response in Child Protection – 2-3 hours
Note: Staff do not need to attend the Basic Awareness course before attending Recognition and Response but should seek advice from managers about which is more suitable for their roles/responsibilities
Those who carry out direct and regular work with children, young people and/or family members including adult services come should also attend:
- Developing Competence in Child Protection – 1 day
This course is suitable any professionals with key responsibilities for child protection within their organisation. This may include responding to concerns about children, and contributing to child protection assessment and planning processes. It is assumed applicants have attended the Recognition and Response course and have an understanding of the principles of the Highland Practice Model
The Intensive Contact Workforce has specific responsibilities for child protection issues as part of their role. This includes Named Persons/Lead Professionals and those with core responsibilities for assessment and planning for children including those based within adult services.
It is recommended that practitioners and managers in this group attend:
- Working Towards Positive Outcomes: Assessment, Analysis and Actions – 2 days
NB: This course covers child protection and the Highland practice model. Staff attending this course should have already attended the Developing Competence in Child Protection and have a good working knowledge of the Highland Practice Model
Graded Care Profile (GCP2) Training
Highland is licensed to use the NSPCC’s Graded Care Profile tool to help practitioners assess and evidence neglect. Practitioners must attend the Graded Care Profile training to receive the toolkit. NB: This training includes a short assessment activity to ensure staff are competent and confident in using the toolkit.
Practitioners who would like to find out more about the GCP2 but would not be using the toolkit can attend one of the hour long briefing sessions (available from 1/9/18).
- Graded Care Profile Training – 1 day
- Graded Care Profile Briefing – 1 hour
WRAP – Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT – 1.5 hours
This briefing is available to all practitioners working in children and adult services and aims to provide attendees with an awareness and understanding of the PREVENT agenda and their role within it. In particular, it seeks to assist professionals in recognising potential risks and vulnerabilities which may increase the risks of individuals being persuaded by an extremist or terrorist ideology.
Please note, in addition to the formal courses outlined overleaf, the Child Protection Committee is also pleased to offer the following e-modules in partnership with the Care and Learning Alliance.
- Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse (replaces Getting Our Priorities Right)
- Child Sexual Exploitation
These modules are available for everyone free of charge by visiting: http://calaelearning.co.uk/
CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY