Safeguarding Vulnerable Infants

Themed Course

08 February 2018

From 09:00 - 16:00

17 places remaining

Learning from Serious Case Reviews tells us that children under 5 years, particularly those under 1 year, are the most vulnerable to abuse and neglect. This vulnerability is clearly related to their age, dependence on carers and levels of visibility when parents do not engage with services. Infants are likely to be acutely affected by any difficulties their parents have and are particularly at risk when those difficulties multiply. This course aims to identify some of the specific vulnerabilities of infants and consider ways of increasing safety and promoting well-being.

Target Audience: Groups 3-8

This course will be of benefit to all who work directly with children, families and adults who are parents. Even when the focus of work may be an older child, it is crucial that all practitioners and managers are aware of the vulnerabilities of infants.

Course Content

  • Fragile – Handle with Care.
  • Why Vulnerable & What are the Vulnerabilities.
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews – Common Themes.
  • The Invisible Child – Increasing Visibility.
  • Assessment & Risk Assessment.
  • Tameside's Thresholds and Continuum of Need.
  • Achieving Change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Be aware of some of the specific vulnerabilities of infants.
  • Understand the varying vulnerabilities of children at different stages of infancy.
  • Have considered the learning from practice in relation to infants.
  • Have explored approaches to assessing the needs of infants.
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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