Safeguarding Disabled Children & Young People
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This course is relevant to members of the workforce who work predominantly with disabled children, young people and/or their parents / carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
To develop effectiveness, competence and confidence in safeguarding disabled children considering racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and social groups.
- Understand and explore the reasons why disabled children are particularly vulnerable to abuse
- Understand and practice ways in which workers can help to reduce that vulnerability
- Understand the role of other practitioners and agencies in supporting and advising disabled children, young people and their families
- Understand the role of other practitioners and agencies when safeguarding and promoting the welfare of disabled children, young people and the impact of decisions and actions on those involved
- Be able to communicate effectively and develop working relationships with disabled children, young people and their families and practitioners/professionals in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- Have the confidence to challenge your own and other's practice
- Develop an enhanced understanding of children and young people's diverse needs in relation to disability and safeguarding