Safeguarding is a legal and ethical requirement when working with children, and Fegans runs bi-annual CPD days focused on safe working practice. Fegans is committed to ensuring ongoing training to a high standard, on core safeguarding issues, as well as more specialist areas of focus, to ensure an informative and interesting day to enhance your work.
The morning session will focus on general safeguarding process and policies, including:
- Recognise how their own personal knowledge and feelings may affect their approach to child abuse;
- Meet their own, and their agencies legal responsibilities for safeguarding children;
- Describe the four types of abuse, recognise the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse and neglect;
- Respond effectively when children want to disclose;
- Record and refer child protection concerns.
Prevent aims to reduce the number of people becoming or supporting violent extremists and is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy. This introductory workshop to Prevent is about supporting and protecting those people that might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals and communities have the resilience to resist violent extremism.
We will also look at roles and responsibilities in respect of keeping children and young people safe from sexual exploitation as well as understanding Female Genital Mutilation, the risks, and why it is a crime.
Esther Green oversees safeguarding at Fegans. She has a Masters Degree in Children & Families Social Work and was a local authority child protection Social Worker for a number of years. Esther is one of the founders of Little Rascals Nurseries in Tunbridge Wells and has Early Years Professional Status. Esther is also an associate trainer for the Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board.