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Event Information:

  • Fri

    DSCB : Group 4 Refresher/Special Interest - Child Sexual Abuse

    9.30 - 16.30Newcourt Community Centre, Exeter
    DSCB training, Group 4 Refresher or Special Interest

    To book a place click here if you work in Early Years click here

    Target Group

    This course builds on the Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest - Child Sexual Abuse is suitable for staff who have particular responsibility in relation to undertaking Section 47 enquiries including those working with complex cases and staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments for children in need.

    If you are an early years practitioner you should complete the "Designated Officer Child Protection Refresher Training."

    Training Objectives

    At the end of the course delegates will:-

    • Be able to apply the Assessment of Capacity to Protect - working holistically and systemically with partners and families
    • Recognise the different pathways that perpetrators follow into offending
    • Be familiar with the profile of an offender and have considered the subtlety of grooming
    • Have an understanding of children and young people as perpetrators
    • Contribute to risk assessments used in care proceedings in the court

    Suggested Frequency

    • On completion of Group 3 Core – Interagency Child Protection Training you will need to renew your safeguarding training by completing 1 x Refresher (Special Interest) course every 3 years (every 2 years if you work in Education). In addition you are also strongly recommended to do Group 2 Awareness (ELearning Module).                  NB It is not recommended that you simply repeat Group 3 Core as a means of renewing your safeguarding training
    • If your safeguarding training is up to date but you want to do this course because of a particular interest (Special Interest), you do not need to re-do Group 2 Awareness (ELearning Module).

    Event Description

    This is a one day, face to face, multi-agency course, which builds on Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest - Child Sexual Abuse.  Delegates will explore the Assessment of Capacity to Protect and learn about working holistically with partners and families.  The course will look at different pathways used by perpetrators follow into offending and in particular consider the subtlety of grooming.  Young people as perpetrators will also be considered.  Course materials draw on research and Serious Case Reviews, both local and national.

    Funding/Cancellation Policy

    You must have the agreement of your manager or funding agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 1 month before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.

    Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week's notice from the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.

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    NB If no course dates are available/suitable, please add yourself to the waiting list