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Safeguarding Children and Young People with Disabilities - Two-day course

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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.

Target Audience:

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.

Learning Outcomes

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  

Other Information:

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 adedsafeguardingcourses@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Booking a place on this course

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Training Dates to March 2020
Dates Location Time Book Now
Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th November 2019  The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham. GL51 6PN

 Full day



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Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th January 2020  The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham. GL51 6PN

 Full day



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