Target Staff: This course is aimed at practitioners who are working with children and young people with disabilities and their families and contributing to assessments of risk but are not specialising in this area of work.
Attendees: Maximum number of attendees- 25
Frequency of Course: Two per year
Course Duration: One day
Course Aims: To introduce participants to the interface between disability and safeguarding. To recognise ways in which disabled children can be more vulnerable to harm.
Learning Outcomes - By the end of this course participants should:
- Have an understanding of the perspective of the disabled child/young person.
- Have recognition of the perceived barriers to communicating with disabled children.
- Understand of the concept of created vulnerability.
- Understanding indicators of abuse and neglect, including subtle signs across the diverse range of disabilities.
- Have developed professional curiousity and competence in practice to understand the lived experience of children with disabilities beyond their medical diagnoses.
- Have increased knowledge and confidence in seeking support in your role and an awareness of where to get that support.
- Understand the impact on families where there is long term disability and illness present.
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