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Suitable for:       All What does this mean?

Recent high profile tragic cases have highlighted the need for increased vigilance on child abuse. These are extreme cases. However, much child abuse goes unnoticed and unreported. It’s rarely a one-off incident and can happen in all areas of society.

Safeguarding children is a key responsibility for housing professionals whose work may bring them into contact (including by telephone) with children and their families. Government welfare reforms and housing policies will present housing professionals with even greater challenges when considering the safeguarding of children and young people and identifying concerns for those who are most vulnerable. You need to know what is meant by safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and what to do if you or someone you know has concerns that a child is at risk.

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    This one-day course is designed to give housing staff a comprehensive introduction to child protection and safeguarding children and covers:
    • Headline cases
    • Law and guidance
    • The impact of abuse and neglect
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Defining those children who are most vulnerable
    • What to do if you have concerns, and how to get them heard
    • Record-keeping
    • Confidentiality and information-sharing
    • Working with parents, and with other professionals
    • Child protection processes
    • Personal practice.

    Who should attend?

    • Neighbourhood housing management officers
    • Housing allocation, homelessness and floating support officers
    • Tenant liaison services
    • Anti-social behaviour teams
    • Community wardens
    • Repairs officers/team leaders/managers and estate-based staff
    • Those working with the Troubled Families programme.
  • Our trainer

    Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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