Safeguarding Children and Young People with Disabilities - Two-day course
Available UK evidence on the extent of abuse among disabled children and young people suggests that they are at increased risk of abuse and that the presence of multiple disabilities appears to increase the risk of both abuse and neglect.
Disabled children represent 3% of the total children's population; and it is estimated that they are 3-4 times as likely to experience abuse than children without an impairment.
Disabled children and young people may be especially vulnerable to abuse for a number of reasons which will be explore in more detail on this course.
Safeguards for disabled children are essentially the same as for non-disabled children and should receive the same levels of protection from harm as all other children.
This course is open to staff who regularly work with children, young people and their families; and children with disabilities.
To raise awareness of safeguarding issues for disabled children and young people and develop the skills to recognise and respond to early child protection concerns.
On completion of the programme, participants will be able to:
- Understand child protection procedures in relation to disabled children.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the legislation relating to disabled children
- Understand the increased potential for abuse amongst disabled children
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the difficulties in identifying abuse in disabled children
- Identify ways of working that protect disabled children
Facilitators: Isobel Dougan, Safeguarding Children Trainer and Sally Powell, Gloucestershire 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Maximum Number of Participants: 20
Lunch is not provided
If you have any questions about this training course, please contact the Adult Education Team on 01452 583863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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