Dumfries Youth Scotland Voluntary Sector Child Protection Officer Training
Date : Saturday 18th June
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: YMCA Dumfries
IMPORTANT: This course is aimed at Youth Scotland members.
Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June. We will review your application and we will send a further email with some additional pre-course information.
In order to ensure that the course is attended by people that have responsibility for Child Protection in their group organisation, please check with your manager / management commitee that you are the most appropriate person to attend.
Trainers: The course will be run by Youth Scotland.
This course is for individuals in youth groups that have the responsibility for child protection arrangements. The course is particularly aimed at those in small voluntary sector organisations that have limited access to other support or training.
The course objectives are to:
- Understand and be able to articulate their role as the designated CP officer
- Understand the key areas of responsibility that are covered by this role, including reporting and referral to appropriate agencies
- Know what steps the organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of the young people it works with, including reviewing their current policies and promoting an organisational culture that puts the needs of young people first.
- Understand what prevents young people from disclosing abuse and how to support young people to disclose
- Understand what prevents staff/volunteers from responding appropriately/reporting disclosures and how to overcome this
- Understand the processes and procedures that follow a referral and what further role they may have
Cost: FREE but please note that if you fail to attend on the day, we resrve the right to charge you an non attendance fee of £50.
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Youth Scotland is a membership organisation and Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work. We support a network of over 1,200 youth groups and projects and deliver services that help over 64,000 young people to learn, succeed and make positive contributions to their communities.