05. February 2020 - 9:30 till 16:30
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Safeguarding and Child Protection for Family Placement Services, One-Day Workshop, London | Family Action Head Office | Wednesday, 05. February 2020

Ensuring the safety of vulnerable children is a priority for all fostering and adoption agencies, but Ofsted inspection reports, serious case reviews and child practice reviews have shown that at times children in placement have been left vulnerable to further abuse and neglect.
This workshop emphasises the need for continued vigilance from all those involved in family placement services. It helps agencies to ensure that staff and panel members have safeguarding and child protection at the heart of all they do, and raises awareness of the vulnerability of children and the steps necessary to ensure that robust processes are in place to protect children from harm.
    Target Group 
Fostering, Adoption, Kinship Care and Special Guardianship Services.
Social workers, support staff, administrators, managers, panel members, advisers and chairs in fostering or adoption agencies, and kinship/special guardianship teams.   
Nicky Probert and Kanu Patel are Training & Consultancy Managers for Family Action, both with over 30 years’ of social work experience in the fields of child care, child protection and adoption & fostering.
Learning Outcomes 
      By the end of the day participants will be able to:

Identify child protection and safeguarding issues that may affect children placed in substitute family care throughout their lifetime;
Recognise the vulnerabilities of particular groups including children with a disability, children who have previously experienced trauma, sexual exploitation, asylum seeking children and those who have been trafficked;
Describe the responsibilities of carers and the agency when children and young people go missing from care;
Identify the risks posed by child sexual exploitation in the context of poly-victimisation and children who have experienced betrayal trauma;
Describe the short and long term consequences of female genital mutilation;
Identify risks in relation to the radicalisation of children and young people;
Apply a framework to identify risks and vulnerabilities when considering contact arrangements for children with their birth family members;
Recognise potential risks for carers and their families;
Apply learning from serious case reviews;
Identify how to make child protection or position of trust referrals to statutory services, and raising any safeguarding concerns with the agency using the whistleblowing procedure when necessary;
Describe the impact of secondary post traumatic stress on carers and workers.

 This course is also available to commission in-house for 8–25 participants where a daily delivery rate is charged. Please call us for enquiries regarding costings and availability.