Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher

In response to the latest government guidance relating to COVID-19 (or Coronavirus), this event has been postponed to Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Aim of the course

This training will offer you an overview of child protection within a GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child) framework of child welfare and wellbeing. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to act promptly with competence and confidence to help keep the children and young people you work with safe from harm. The course will allow you to recognise, respond, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare, as well as understanding the barriers to children, young people and adults reporting concerns.

This training is delivered by NSPCC Scotland and Children in Scotland.

Key learning

  • Identify what is meant by child protection and child abuse
  • Recognise the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Explore the legislation and guidance in Scotland that provides the framework for child protection underpinned by GIRFEC
  • Learn how to recognise, respond, report and record concerns in line with your own procedures.

The day will reference the recently updated Creative Scotland and Children in Scotland Creating Safety publication.

By attending you will have the opportunity to

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in keeping children and young people safe
  • Share your own practice and learn from others
  • Build contacts and network to support you in keeping children and young people safe
  • Explore scenarios that could arise in settings within a gallery and museum, challenging artwork or exhibitions and collections where concerns for children and young people may arise and explore emerging themes of child protection
  • Gain an understanding of the need to have effective and robust child protection policy and procedures to help create a child-safe organisation, protect children from risk and abuse to ensure they enjoy learning experiences and to protect staff and organisational reputation.

Who is the event for?

Educators and curators at arts and heritage organisations along with artists and freelancers working with children and young people.

Fees

Personal member£35
Personal non-member£45
Organisational member£95
Organisational non-member£150

The event fees we charge are subsidised by Engage Scotland.

Numbers at the workshop are limited to 16 so please book early to secure your place. Places are limited to a maximum of two people from the same organisation.

If you have any questions about booking or would like this information in another format, please contact Engage at info@engage.org or call +44 (0)20 7729 5858

About NSPCC

NSPCC’s vision for children is a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. NSPCC exists to prevent children from cruelty and to provide protection for them.

NSPCC Scotland strives to be a learning organisation that values the development and dissemination of knowledge and skills throughout the organisation.

Training and development provided by NSPCC Scotland Training and Consultancy seeks to contribute to these goals and promote the values of the organisation.

Visit the NSPCC website

About Children in Scotland

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.

We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.

Visit the Children in Scotland website