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Safeguarding Children In Our Schools Conference

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Ensuring Your School Meets With Quality Assurance Goals For Safeguarding Children Policy
Recognise | Respond | Record | Report | Refer

IS SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION A PRIORITY IN YOUR SCHOOL?
Your school should be one of the safest places a child can be!

SaffronSDGF in collaboration with Abuja NAPPS invites; All Heads of Schools, Proprietors, Administrators, Regulators Education Lead Professionals and Counsellors to the ‘SAFEGUARDING IN SCHOOLS CONFERENCE’

This conference will give you a better understanding of:
☆ Safeguarding and child protection
☆ Your duty of care to children in your schools
☆ Managing personal attitudes and beliefs to child abuse
☆ The categories of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer
☆ How to identify the signs of abuse and neglect
☆ What actions to take if you have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or suspect a child is being abused
The need for ‘A Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Reporting Procedures
☆ Know who to contact about concerns and for making referrals

DATE: 6th October 2018
VENUE: Divine Mercy Schools, Plot 328 Jimmy Carter Street, Across Bon Straton Hotel, Asokoro-Abuja.

FEES: ₦8,000 per person (Early Birds Fees of ₦6,000 when paid before 14th September) Refreshments and Course Materials Included.

(Early Birds Fees of ₦6,000 when paid before 14th September) Refreshments and Course Materials Included.

Email Participant’s Name, Organisation & Phone Number To: info@saffronsdgf.org
Call: 09095364424 OR 08187612407

FEES: Please make payment to: Saffron Global Services
Account no: 4011071449 Fidelity bank.
Reference your name & school

LET’S START THE NEW TERM ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM ALL FORMS OF ABUSE.


Every Child Matters

LET’S START THE NEW TERM ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM ALL FORMS OF ABUSE.

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Learn To Make Schools Accountable For Your Children

 

Parents, don’t just pay school fees and go to sleep! Safeguarding your child in school is of paramount importance.

Learn to make your child’s school accountable on Mindscope Eko 89.7FM, Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1.10pm. Our guest, Yemi Ebulu ‘Olori’, is a Safeguarding & Child Protection specialist. Opeyemi worked for over 10 years as the Training Coordinator and Development Officer for the Safeguarding Children Board in two major London Councils (both predominantly African communities). Keep the date.

Date: 25 September, 2017

Time: 01:10 pm

Venue: Eko 89.7 FM

Safeguarding Children through Safer Recruitment

Aim:

If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce, you would benefit from training in safer recruitment practices. This course examines effective methods in working towards safer recruitment processes. Organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
In particular, schools and education settings are accountable for safeguarding children when recruiting and selecting staff. Any staff appointment should be made by a recruitment panel with at least one member trained in safer recruitment.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the background why we need to recruit staff safely and the more robust safer recruitment processes (best practice, following the Bichard Inquiry, which looked at the recruitment of Ian Huntley in the Soham case).
  • Understand current requirements for safer recruitment in education and all other organisations
    Practice Working together/safeguarding children and safer recruitment in.
  • Gain awareness of child protection cases that have influenced current policy and procedures around staff recruitment.
  • Identify key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
  • Have the ability to review their own organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer.

TARGET GROUP:

These are principally professionals (managers) and members of the workforce who have particular responsibility for Recruiting staff working with Children. These include operational managers at all levels, leaders or directors in voluntary or independent sector organisations employing staff or with responsibility for commissioning or delivering services. Nominated Safeguarding Children Advisers, named health and education professionals, police, social workers and other professionals needing the in-depth knowledge and skills or working with complex cases.

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have completed the core course – Understanding Safeguarding and Child Protection

Facilitator:

SaffronSDGF Social Care Consultants/Trainers; Child Protection Unit and Police

Duration: 1 day
Date: TBC

Start Time: 9:00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants

Fees: N15,000 per person

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Working with Faith Communities to Safeguard Children and Young People

Building Trust and Restoration

This workshop will enable faith communities and child centered practitioners develop their working knowledge of the roles that faith and religious beliefs can play in parenting and child rearing within different Nigerian communities, the implications on child safeguarding, effective intervention as well as assessment.

This workshop will:

  • Examine the role our culture and religion plays in child rearing and parenting within families and communities
  • Discussed the link between culture and religion addressing the impact on child safeguarding abuse
  • Explore strategies to enable better intervention in families where there are safeguarding and child protection concerns based on belief and religious practices
  • Explore the role that faith organizations can play in helping to safeguard children from harm and abuse
  • Discuss how to harness the positive effects of faith organisations to enable effective intervention in families and communities where there are safeguarding and child protection concerns based on beliefs and religion.

TARGET GROUP:

Parents and all Faith Organisations, Communities and Professionals who work regularly with children and young people, with particular responsibility for safeguarding children
Facilitators: SaffronSDGF Consultants, Trainers, Clinical Child Psychologist and other Partner Agencies

Date: TBC

Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants

Fees: N5,000 per person

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Safeguarding and Child Development

Aim:

To foster a detailed understanding of child development and how the quality of the care they receive can have an impact on a child’s development, health and well-being. Identify planned timely action appropriate for the child’s age and stage of development.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understanding Developmental Milestones in children
  • Identifying Positive Parenting skills
  • Understand and identify the dimensions of child development?
  • Recognise the developmental symptoms of harm, why does this happen and what we need to do as professionals
  • Identify what gets in the way of seeing the obvious
  • Discuss outcomes do we want children to achieve

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Those in regular contact with children and adults, who are parent/s or carers (people who are in a position to identify concerns about maltreatment, harm or risk to children).
Also, Professionals who work regularly with children and those who may be asked to contribute to assessments of children in need of help. This includes those people who come into contact with parents or carers of children, such as: those working with children living with mental health issues or learning disabilities, Child Centred NGO’s, all Health care professionals, hospital and community health staff, family centre workers, teachers, education welfare officers, social workers, librarians, child minders, those working with children in residential and day care settings.

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have completed the core course – Understanding Safeguarding and Child Protection

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultants/Trainers and Min. of Youth and Social Development Trainer

Duration: 1 Day
Dates: TBC
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue:Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees:N10,000 per person

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Aim:

To look at the impact of domestic violence on women and children, discuss the different forms of abusive behaviour and how this affects a child’s development, health and well-being.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of relationships which are characterised by violence, effects of “Power & Control” tactics and the “Cycle” of an abusive relationship
  • To explore why women stay in or return to an abusive relationship.
  • The impact of witnessing/living with domestic violence on children, their development, the safeguarding role of parents and families within the context of diverse communities.
  • To consider legislation, research and practice guidance related to domestic violence and its impact on children and the family.
  • Introduction to effective interventions and services, basic domestic violence risk assessment and the importance of safety planning.
  • To consider what services are available both nationally and in the State, i.e. Specialist DV Court, DVSRT Perpetrator Programmes, Specialist DV NGO (Inclusive Women) Services and know how to refer to these services.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

For Professionals who are in regular contact with children, adults, parents and carers; who are in a position to identify concerns about maltreatment, harm or risk to children. Also professionals who may be asked to contribute to assessments of children in need of help. This includes those people who come into contact with parents or carers of children, such as: those working with children living with mental health issues or learning disabilities, Child Centred NGO’s, all Health care professionals, hospital and community health staff, family centre workers, teachers, education welfare officers, social workers, librarians, child minders, those working with children in residential and day care settings.

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have completed the core course – Understanding Safeguarding and Child Protection

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultant/Trainer and Inclusive Women, DVSRT

Duration: 1 Day
Dates: TBC
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: N8,000 per person

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Advanced Processes in Child Protection & Safeguarding

Level 2

Aims:

To develop knowledge, skills and the ability to work together on the processes for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including those who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Providing an opportunity for colleagues from different agencies to learn together and explore professional dilemmas.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the operation and function of SaffronSDGF, government stakeholders and other child abuse NGOs
  • Discuss and refresh on learning outcomes from Level 1 training
    Recognition of Abuse and Neglect, Signs, Symptoms and referral processes’
  • Advanced understanding of Child Protection and the concept of safeguarding in line with the United Nations 5 outcomes and the legislative framework within which children’s welfare is safeguarded and promoted
  • Understand the importance of managing personal attitudes to and beliefs, including how diversity, gender, culture, religion, ethnicity, lifestyle choice, etc are relevant in child abuse, child protection and safeguarding
  • Understand inter-agency roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Demonstrate skills in effective collaboration between agencies to achieve intended outcomes for the child and family members
  • Discuss the ways in which information will be recorded and shared, between agencies, including the way in which children and other family members will be involved
  • Describe what to do if they are unhappy with the response from agencies following a referral or if they have any further worries about a child’s welfare.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Aimed at those who work regularly with children and young people, and with adults who are parents or carers, and who may be asked to contribute to assessments of children in need of help and support. This group should have a higher minimum level of expertise: a fuller understanding of how to work together to identify and asses concerns and to plan, undertake and review interventions

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have completed the core course – Understanding Safeguarding and Child Protection

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultants/Trainers
Lagos State Child Protection Unit

Duration: 1 day
Dates: Thursday 8th June 201, 10th August 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: N20,000 per person (N35,000 for 2 bookings)

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Designated Safeguarding Lead for Staff in Education

Aims:

Your organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) is the first point of contact on matters of safeguarding and child protection concerns for all staff members, families and other people who have access to your organisation. It is therefore essential that through a variety of written text and interactive exercises, you gain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the key roles and responsibilities of a DSO; what to do if they are concerned about a child and how to respond to a child who tells them about possible abuse

Learning Outcomes:

This is a classroom-based training course, by the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understand and define the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • Address your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • Describe your organisation’s overarching policy and identify the key legislation and guidance that informs your organisation’s policy and procedures for child safety and welfare
  • Recognise the steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people within your organisation
  • Recognise the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse and demonstrate an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children
  • Know how to react and respond report and record effectively when a child reports abuse
  • What steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised and how to make the right decisions
  • Know the processes, following a referral to the Child Protection Unit and what role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process
  • Understand the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • Understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, how to overcome them and ways in which the DSO can support staff

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Appointed Designated Safeguarding Officers and Lead

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must have completed the core course – Understanding Safeguarding and Child Protection

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultants/Trainers

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 18th – 19th May, 29th – 30th June, 20th – 21st July
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: N25,000 per person (N45,000 for 2 bookings)

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