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Safeguarding Disabled Children (Non Specialist Professionals)


Course Aims

To introduce participants to the interface between disability and safeguarding. To recognise ways in which disabled children can be more vulnerable to harm.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should:

  • Have an understanding of the perspective of the disabled child/young person.
  • Have recognition of the perceived barriers to communicating with disabled children.
  • Understand of the concept of created vulnerability.
  • Understanding indicators of abuse and neglect, including subtle signs across the diverse range of disabilities.
  • Have increased knowledge and confidence in seeking support in your role and an awareness of where to get that support.
  • Understand the issues faced by parents of disabled children.
  • Be able to improve partnership with parents/carers through understanding of the shared expertise model

Target Staff

Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4). 

Further Details

  • One-day course


Abbey Conference, Norwich

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