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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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Implications of Child Sexual Abuse on Children

Aim:

To provide participants with a basic knowledge and understanding of the impact of sexual abuse upon children and young people

Learning Objectives

  • To consider the impact of abuse and the needs of children in the context of our knowledge about adult offenders
  • To highlight the multi-agency tasks and duties in identifying, assessing and providing intervention for such children
  • To provide an overview of the key care, intervention needs of such children and the requirements of child protection
  • To help participants identify when specialist advice, consultation or intervention is needed
  • To provide participants with an understanding of the need to adopt an integrated approach to such work and how all professionals can have a role in responding to children’s therapeutic care / treatment needs

TARGET GROUP:

Those who work regularly with children and young people and professionals with particular responsibility for safeguarding children. This includes Health professionals, hospital and community health staff, family centre workers, teachers, education welfare officers, social workers, mental health and learning disability staff, operational managers at all levels, leaders or directors in NGOs employing staff or with responsibility for commissioning or delivering services, Nominated Safeguarding Children Officers and Advisers, named health and education professionals, police and other professionals needing the in-depth knowledge and skills in undertaking investigations including those working with complex cases.

PREREQUISITES:

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

Facilitator:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultant/Trainer, Mirabel Centre & CeCe Yara Child Sexual Abuse Advocacy Centre

Duration: 1 Day
Date: TBC
Time9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: ₦ 8,000 per person

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Recognising Emotional Abuse & Neglect

Aims:

Emotional abuse and neglect are the core of all types of child maltreatment and have the most harmful effects on the physical and psychological development and well-being of children. However, they are considered to be the most difficult to deal with by those who have the responsibility to protect and intervene effectively with children as well as appropriate ways of intervening.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explore and respond to the signs and symptoms of abuse with particular emphasis on Emotional Abuse and Neglect
• Explore the impact parental emotional sensitivity has on children informed by the child’s needs, family history, current relationships and environmental factors.
• Recognize situations where emotional abuse and neglect, including mental ill-health, domestic violence and substance misuse, are impacting on a child’s development
• Refer to research and enquiry findings, including the impact of trauma and stress on parenting capacity; to assist in understanding the powerful energies at play when working with emotional abuse and neglect.
• Explore case scenarios and the process for defining risk
• Discuss attachment theory

• Work creatively with children and their families to build on strengths whilst ensuring the well-being of the child is promoted and professionals work together to achieve positive Outcomes for children and their families

TARGET GROUP:

Those who work regularly with children and young people and professionals with particular responsibility for the health and well-being of children. This includes those professionals 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, child minders, those working with children in residential and day care settings, Nominated Safeguarding Children Officers and Advisers, police and other professionals needing the in-depth knowledge and skills to safeguard and protect children

PREREQUISITES:

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

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF – Social Care Consultants/Trainers

Duration: 1 Day
Date: TBC
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: ₦10, 000 per person

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Safeguarding Disabled Children from Abuse

Aims:

To develop knowledge and skills in the observation, care and protection needs of disabled children, and to promote effective safeguarding and child protection practice with children who are disabled.

Learning Outcomes

  • To explore our attitudes, fears and prejudice towards children with disabilities e.g. that sometimes might enable us to explain away their altered behaviours
  • To raise awareness about the importance of observation, their Vulnerability to harm, and how abuse might present in children with disabilities
  • To reflect on models of disability, identify blocks, implications for Child Protection and develop skills in protecting disabled children
  • To develop a sensitivity and insight around communicating with children with disabilities
  • Raise awareness of the need for the development of a document on ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding Disabled Children’ cultivate a common language of concerns and interagency assessment framework for communicating with agencies

TARGET GROUP:

Those who work regularly with children and young people and professionals with particular responsibility for assessments of children in need of help.
This includes those professionals 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, child minders, those working with children in residential and day care settings, Nominated Safeguarding Children Officers and Advisers, police and other professionals needing the in-depth knowledge and skills in undertaking investigations including those working with complex cases.

PREREQUISITES:

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

Facilitators:

SaffronSDGF and Partner organisations

Duration: 1 Day
Date: TBC
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Emailed in confirmation letter to paid participants
Fees: ₦15,000 per person

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Understanding Safeguarding & Child Protection

JOIN US ON THIS 1 DAY COURSE:

After completing this course you will have a better understanding of:

  • Why Safeguarding children & Child Protection?
  • Managing personal attitudes and beliefs
  • How to identify the signs of abuse and neglect
  • Awareness Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Reporting Procedures
  • Contribute to actions needed to safeguard and promote children’s welfare and much more….

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

Dates: 12th/13th October, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Please confirm AM or PM session

Fees: ₦4,000 per person (group booking of 10 people get 10% discount)
(Refreshments and course materials included)

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Registration: Tel: (+234)-09095364424 ||(+234)-08187612407 Email: info@saffronsdgf.org |  training@saffronsdgf.org

Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy


SaffronSDGF ‘Safeguarding the Nigerian Child (SNC) Initiative congratulates His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, of Lagos State for setting a precedence by issuing the Executive Order for the ‘Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Programme’!! This policy now makes it mandatory for all ministries, departments and agencies, including schools and the police, to develop and adopt a ‘Child Focused Agenda’ in implementing the ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

As a member of the Lagos State Sub-Committee for Child Protection and Children’s Rights, SaffronSDGF advocated that the ‘Safeguarding Agenda’ be enshrined in the newly completed ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ for the state. We also recommended in the policy, that all schools have a Designated Safeguarding Officer amongst other deliverables in the policy.

SaffronSDGF (SNC) therefore continues to pledge its commitment to working in partnership with government, private and non-governmental agencies, including international organisations to develop, deliver, quality, positive and life changing outcomes for ‘Every Nigerian Child’ globally!

Raising Standards, Protecting Children, Improving Lives for Better Outcomes.

Governor Ambode – Executive Order for Safeguarding & Child Protection Programe 2016  

Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy  

Saffron Education Protection Plan

What is Saffron Education Protection Plan (SEPP)?

Saffron Education Protection Plan (SEPP), is an initiative designed to provide holistic solutions to the challenges faced in the education sector. Adapted to the challenges in the private education sector, this initiative has three packages to address the challenges of:

  1. Parents defaulting in school fees payment
  2. Inadequate infrastructure and learning facilities
  3. Withdrawal of student due to death of fee paying parent

Education Protection Plan Packages:

  1. School Fees
  2. Infrastructure Development
  3. Education Insurance

For more information contact us @ sepp.support@saffronsdgf.org

 

Child O Pretection/Family Support Plan

Overview

During the process of the partnership intervention family assessment by the assessment team, the team has come to an agreement that with empowerment and support Mrs Bello will be able to parent and provide basic care, safe and healthy environment for her children.
The aim is to reintegrate child O with his own family to facilitate the child’s right to family life.
To uphold Saffron five outcomes for every Nigerian child which are:

  • Staying Safe: keeping children and young people safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence, sexual exploitation, accidental injury, death, anti-social behavior; giving them security, stability and care.
  • Being Healthy: keeping children and young people physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually healthy.
  • Enjoying and Achieving: ensuring children and young people attend, enjoy and achieve national standards at school, achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation.
  • Achieving Economic Well-being: ensuring children and young people engage in education or employment after leaving school, are ready for employment, live in decent homes, have access to transport and material goods, and live in higher income households.
  • Making A Positive Contribution to Society: Make a positive contribution: ensuring children and young people are active and positive citizens, develop positive relationships, self-confidence and enterprising behavior.

 

ACTION PLAN

1. To bring the child O and his siblings under the same roof with their mother.
2. The team will look into child O academic under-achievement challenges.
3. The children will have access to extra-curriculum activities.
4. Register the family with a health provider at their community.
5. Empower and support the mother for her to provide the children with basic needs, safe and healthy environment.

AGEGE AND WEAN REPORT SUMMARY

Awareness and Sensitization of Safeguarding the Nigerian Child by SAFFRON SDGF
Safeguarding the Nigerian Child Public sensitization by NYSC corp and Saffron SDGF at Agege Pen Cinema.

AGEGE REPORT SUMMARY

Mrs. Gbemisola Aduloju -: Safeguarding The Nigerian Child
Saffron in collaboration with youth corp members from Agege Local Government organised a safeguarding and child protection awareness/ publicity programme for their community development service(CDS) on Thursday 15th August, 2016. Together with these youths went round Agege Market to inform, educate and sensitize the public on Safeguarding and child protection. Flyers with our contact address and phone numbers were distributed to the public; they were also encouraged to seek help when necessary and report cases of child abuse/ molestation.
We stopped at vantage points to speak to them in different local languages for effective communication. We got positive responses and it was a successful outing.

WEAN SUMMARY

Mrs. Gbemisola Aduloju -: The Saffron SDGF team collaborated with WEAN to deliver an interactive session on self esteem, rights and responsibilities to summer camp students in Alimosho High School in August 2016.
Activities such as group work, role playing and ice breakers were carried out with the use of resources: cardboards, paper stickers and markers to enhance their presentations. These activities were brilliantly executed which showed an evidence that learning took place. We had a successful outcome.

Saffron at Alimosho High School collaborating with other ngo's

Why Safeguarding

Safeguarding children is vital for all organisations that come in contact with children, as they all have a duty of care towards the children with whom they have contact with.
Having safeguarding ‘Policies and Procedures’ in place within an organisation, not only protects and promotes the welfare of children but also it increases the confidence of trustees, staff, volunteers, parents, carers and the general public.
Safeguarding children is beneficial to an organisation in many ways:-
• Protecting its reputation
• Helping to effectively meet its aims and objectives
• Protecting its finances.
Safeguards put in place in every organisation, should include:
• A Child Protection Policy and Procedures for dealing with issues of concern or abuse.
• A Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO), responsible for all safeguarding and child protection information and advice. (Training available)

Saffron Social Development Global Foundation(SSDGF) priority in ‘Safeguarding the Nigerian Child’ (SNC) from maltreatment and all forms of child abuse, we aim to improve outcomes for children in 5 key areas:-

• Stay safe: keeping children and young people safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence, sexual exploitation, accidental injury, death, anti-social behaviour; giving them security, stability and care.
• Being Healthy: keeping children and young people physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually healthy.
• Enjoying and Achieving: ensuring children and young people attend, enjoy and achieve national standards at school, achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation.
• Achieving Economic Well-being: ensuring children and young people engage in education or employment after leaving school, are ready for employment, live in decent homes, have access to transport and material goods, and live in higher income households.
• Making A Positive Contribution To Society: Make a positive contribution: ensuring children and young people are active and positive citizens, develop positive relationships, self-confidence and enterprising behaviour.

’EVERY CHILD MATTERS’!!!

what is safeguardingThere are children around us everywhere, suffering in silence and hoping someone will notice their plight and be bold enough to intervene. It is important for us to know what to look out for and to be able to identify a child who is suffering from or at risk of abuse.

Children and young people may not be believed when they talk about abuse. This does not mean they are lying. They just need someone who will believe them.

If you or anyone you know who is under 18 years of age is being abused or neglected, please pick up the phone and ring the following:

The Safeguarding the Nigerian Child (SNC) Helpline on: – 08099724453
or 080997CHILD