Safer Working Practices

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 1 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 - 1.5 hours towards your CPD.

The starting point for this module is to look at why you need to undertake training on the protection of children and young people. All adults who come into contact with children in their work have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare. Practitioners have a key role in shaping the futures of young people. The vast majority of adults working with young children act professionally to provide a safe and supportive environment. However, in this area of work, tensions and misunderstandings can occur; the answer is not to work in a bubble.

We have learnt from many adults, they are inadequately informed about their responsibilities and, as a result, they may unintentionally avoid certain practices completely. This should not be the case and this module aims to outline clearly what behaviours are and are not acceptable.

This course is aimed at authorised practitioners who work with children, young people and families.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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The modules covered within the course are:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Background, Guidance and Terminology
- Why do we need Guidance?
- Appropriate and Non-appropriate Behaviours and Summary


On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

- Increased your awareness of issues relating to allegations management
- Identified signs of inappropriate adult behaviour towards children and young people
- Gained confidence in challenging inappropriate behaviour
- Increased your awareness of how to ensure children and young people with whom we work are protected
- Understood the importance of sharing information appropriately and keeping records
- Understood your responsibility to ensure your behaviour is professional at all times

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