Help a child
Are you concerned about the safety of a child?
Training is based around staff roles and is divided into 8 groups, following the pan-London competency matters guidance. The examples given are not limited to these roles.
Staff not in regular contact with children, young people, parents and carers, but who may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.
Staff in regular contact, or have a period of intense but irregular contact, with children, young people, parents and carers, including all health clinical staff, who may be able to identify concerns about maltreatment, including those that may arise from the use of a common assessment form (CAF).
Staff who work directly with children, young people, their parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
This also includes those working with adults in the following areas:
Staff who have responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries, including:
Professional advisors, named and designated lead professionals.
Important: staff and volunteer workers in group 5, if advising staff from group 4, will also need to complete Stage 4.
Operational managers at all levels including practice supervisors, front line managers and managers of child protection units.
Important: staff and volunteer workers in group 6, if advising staff from group 4, will also need to complete stage 4.
Senior managers responsible for the strategic management of services and NHS board members.
Members of the LSCB or CSCP including: