Advanced Child Protection

Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
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Learning and Development
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Target Audience
Adopters / Childminders / Foster Carers / Pre-Schools & Nurseries / Schools / Short Break Carers
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Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers / Children and Young People / Safeguarding
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
CS2 - Safeguarding and Child Protection
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care / Early Years / Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding subcategories
Safeguarding Children
Event description

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

Please have a digital copy (or print if you prefer) of the course WORKBOOK to bring along to the session. (All other resources are available for digital download and storage via the same link should you wish to use them during or after the event)

Also, please be aware that some of the resources contain sensitive content, that you may find upsetting. This training aims to educate and raise awareness, but it can evoke emotional responses, particularly for individuals with personal connections to child or adult bereavements, or the incidents themselves.

If you find the content overwhelming, we encourage you to prioritise your well-being. Take breaks, reflect on your boundaries, and seek support from trusted individuals or professionals as needed. For assistance during or after the training, please reach out to the trainer or your line manager in the first instance, contact Interchange the staff counselling service, or you can also access Thrive.

We are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment and promoting empathy and respect for all.

The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Introduction to Child Protection and Advanced Child Protection.

Please DO NOT book onto the Advanced Child Protection course, unless you have attended the Introduction to Child Protection course. The knowledge needed for this course is dependent on you having attended the previous session. Thank you.

Learning outcomes

• Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse
• Understand local and national frameworks and legislation, including levels of accountability in decision making
• Apply knowledge of thresholds to make sound judgements as to whether a child is suffering or likely to suffer harm
• Have an understanding of what effective multi-agency working looks like and the responsibilities of each organisation
• Understand and demonstrate qualities required to write a good referral
• Increase confidence in engaging and responding to disclosures from children and young people
• Gain an understanding of the impact on children when parental needs overtake those of children and gain strategies to deal with resistant families
• Increase knowledge around information sharing and consider challenges around gaining consent
• Develop confidence in safeguarding role, gaining an understanding of the responsibilities and attitudes required as well as fostering a professional curiosity and the confidence to challenge or escalate different or conflicting opinions
• Demonstrate an awareness of extra-familial harm and the impact of peer on peer abuse on children 

Start Date
Tuesday 6 August 2024
End Date
Tuesday 6 August 2024
Closing Date
Monday 5 August 2024
09:30 - 16:30
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event