Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

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Description

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

What will I study?

In the UK there are approximately 1.2 million children living with disabilities (Families and Children Study, 2002). This course aims to raise awareness of specific needs of disabled children in relation to their vulnerability and communication.

The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.

On completion of this module learners …

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

What will I study?

In the UK there are approximately 1.2 million children living with disabilities (Families and Children Study, 2002). This course aims to raise awareness of specific needs of disabled children in relation to their vulnerability and communication.

The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

  • Be able to recall some of the key legislation and guidance relating directly and indirectly to children and disability
  • Understand the range of initiatives focussing on disabled children, their siblings and carers, including their rights enshrined in legislation, government guidance or recommendations from disability groups
  • Be able to state what disability is under the Disability Discrimination Act and list the four main types of disability
  • Understand why communication is important, be able to name means of and barriers to communication for disabled children, and be able to describe how to ensure consultation and participation
  • Be able to explain how children from minority ethnic backgrounds could experience ‘double discrimination’ and how professionals can influence this
  • Understand the key elements that go into various aspects of child welfare, including transitional planning, multi-agency working, dealing with diagnosis etc.
  • Recognise how safeguarding issues fit into the process, such as the links between abuse and disability, the need for Sex and Relationships Education and how the disclosure of abuse affects parents/carers

Course Details

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Context and Overview
  • Rights of Children, Young People, Facilities and Carers
  • Awareness of Different Types of Disability
  • Communication
  • Attitudes and Value
  • Transitions
  • Guidelines for Working
  • Safeguarding Issues
  • Abuse and Parents/Carers and summary
How will the course be delivered?

With 60 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

Course Entry Criteria

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

  • More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
  • 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee’s policy is available on request.

What will I get at the end of the course?

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

What can I do next?

There are many other Childcare courses on our website, click here for further information.

How much does it cost?

£40.00 per person

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