This workshop will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to strengthen your ability to provide an appropriate response to child safeguarding concerns and allegations within your organisation. The course is highly participative. It provides opportunities to practice planning all aspects of investigating a serious child safeguarding concern. Participants will go through a mock investigation, which will allow them to apply their newly-learned skills.
Who can benefit from the workshop?
This workshop is restricted to organisations’ designated child safeguarding investigators.
By the end of the workshop you will have:
Looked at both current strengths and gaps in the child safeguarding response across your organisation
Explored how staff work together and understand their roles and responsibilities to protect children using your organisation’s child safeguarding policy, procedures and investigation guidelines
Gained knowledge and awareness of how adults who are a risk to children operate within organisations, including the grooming process
Developed competence in managing serious child safeguarding allegations, planning an internal investigation and overseeing the process
Developed skills in undertaking interviews and building rapport with children and other witnesses as part of any investigation
Recognising and Responding to Safeguarding Concerns
Understanding what is the purpose of a child safeguarding allegation
Thresholds of concerns
Perpetrators of child abuse
Overview of your organisation’s revised guidance and procedures for managing child safe investigations and tools for child safe investigations
Scoping a child safe investigation
Witness support and protection
Witness protection plans and risk assessments
Conducting child safe interviews with key witnesses
Mock Investigation using case study
Case study investigation simulation exercise
Planning time to write up interviews
Making sense of your data- what you have found out, missed?
Development of the final report, key findings and structure
Drafting your final report presentation and recommendation
Presentation of the final report
Whole group feedback
Summary of key learning, final questions, next steps, and evaluation of training
If you have any questions or would like a free consultation, please contact Paz Redondo, Global Capacity Building Coordinator. Telephone: 44 (0) 207 250 8325; Email: Paz.Redondo@keepingchildrensafe.org.uk.