Safeguarding Children with Disability

Themed Course

24 October 2017

From 09:00 - 16:00

No Long Taking Bookings!

Research informs us that children with disabilities are 3 times more likely to experience abuse and neglect than their non disabled peers; yet practitioners are less likely to identify these concerns of abuse and neglect.

The course examines some of the barriers to safeguarding this vulnerable group and also looks at good practice in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children with disabilities.

Target Audience: Groups 3-8

This is a one day course for practitioners from all agencies whose work either brings them into contact with children with disabilities or could potentially bring them into contact.

Course Content

The course contains some power point presentation, group work, case study and video clip, in particular it covers:

  • Definition and spectrum of disability.
  • Value base in safeguarding children with disabilities.
  • National and local context.
  • Barriers to safeguarding.
  • Importance of effective communication and assessment.
  • Multi-agency case study.
  • Safeguarding as a protective factor.
  • Services and support for disabled children.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • What is meant by the term disability.
  • The barriers to safeguarding children with disabilities and how to reduce them.
  • The importance of effective communication with disabled children.
  • Assessing the needs of disabled children.
  • The need to develop protective factors for and reduce the vulnerabilities of disabled children.
Online Booking

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Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training

Learn more about TSCB minimum standards...

TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form