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Child Protection for Local Government Children's Workers (EL002)


Description
This course is for Local Government Children's Workers. There are two types of children’s worker – "core" or "non-core". A core worker may be someone who is the only person present with children or young people, or a person who has primary authority, or responsibility, for children and young people including.

Through this course you will learn what you can do to help create a child safe organisation and gain the knowledge and skills to identify, respond and report child abuse and neglect. Play your part in making a difference for our children and young people.

What will I learn?
• Understand why protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect is important.
• Be able to recognise signs of potential abuse and neglect.
• How to report your concerns, and to whom, and how to document them.
• To be confident to follow the ‘Four R’s’ approach: recognise, respond, report and record.

Who is this course for?
There are two types of children’s worker – ‘core’ or ‘non-core’. A core worker may be someone who is the only person present with children or young people, or a person who has primary authority, or responsibility, for children and young people including (but not limited to):

• Customer service representative
• Gardener
• Community centre advocate
• Lifeguards and swim coach

COURSE ACCESS: 30 days


What do our learners say?

  • "The course was easy to follow, used multiple forms of media and was targeted at the right level. It kept my interest all the way. It's great being able to resume the course from where you have left off too."

  • "I liked the way we were not under time pressure and could complete the sections when we had available time. I thought the topics were handled sensitively and that we were given good tools to cope with difficult situations if they should ever arise."

  • "This should be mandatory for all government workers, regardless of area of work; it's so necessary for us to be aware of our expectations and the legalities surrounding child wellbeing!"

  • "I see this course as an absolute 'must' for anybody that works with or alongside children and collegues who work with children."

Duration: 2 hours

Content
  • Course introduction
  • Course information
  • Nau mai haere mai
  • Protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect
  • The impact of abuse and neglect
  • Our role in protecting children and young people
  • You are in a position of trust
  • Professional standards
  • Quiz 1
  • The four R's
  • The Four R's
  • Recognise
  • What constitutes child abuse?
  • Vulnerability
  • Pieces of a jigsaw
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Cyber/internet abuse
  • Quiz 2
  • Respond
  • Responding
  • Disclosures
  • Quiz 3
  • Report
  • Who to report to?
  • Legislation and information sharing
  • Informing parents and carers
  • Concerns about someone you work with
  • Quiz 4
  • Record
  • Information for a Report of Concern
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years