Introduction to safeguarding children and young people

This course is designed for people from a wide variety of voluntary and statutory agencies in day-to-day contact with children and families. It is designed to enable workers who come into contact with children and/or their parents and/or other significant family members to develop basic awareness of child protection requirements.

The course will cover the following:

  • overview of recent changes
  • signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • what to do if you are worried a child is being abused and what to do if a child discloses to you that they are being abused.
  • information sharing and record keeping
  • what happens next

For dates and to apply contact: or phone the Learning & Development Co-ordinators on 01344 352211 or 2293.

Safeguarding children – a shared responsibility

This course is mandatory for all staff who work regularly with children, young people and families, and who may be asked to contribute to assessments of children in need.

The course will cover the following

  • inter-agency roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • inter-agency activities and the decisions required at each stage
  • demonstrate skills in effective collaboration between agencies
  • information sharing
  • skills in engaging with professionals, children and families
  • lead responsibility, roles and responsibilities at different stages of the process, including the way in which children and other family members will be involved
  • outline the timescales set down in the regulations and guidance
  • describe what to do if they are unhappy with the response

BFC Council staff should book via iWorks. For everyone else please book your place via

Further reading

Introduction to safeguarding children and young people

Targeted multi agency safeguarding children and young people 

Bracknell Forest Council Staff can also access an e-learning course on this subject in the e-learning zone.

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