12 March 2024 — Communicating More Effectively with Children (Virtual)

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CSCP Course 8

Course: Communicating More Effectively with Children (Virtual — Zoom)
Date: 12 March 2024 — 9.30am-1pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Safeguarding Trainer
Location: Virtual — Zoom

Course Description:

This one-day programme will highlight the benefits of effective communication with children and support you in developing practical skills for carrying out direct work.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have:

— Considered some of the main messages from law, guidance, and recent child safeguarding practice reviews for why ascertaining the child’s voice is essential in our work.

— Identified key activities that needs to be undertaken before during and after a piece of direct work in order to maximise the likelihood of a successful piece of work.

— Developed an awareness of the need to create a physically, psychologically and emotionally safe setting in which the child can tell their story.

— Been introduced to a toolkit of techniques to adapt and apply in their practice with children across a range of ages and needs.

Target Audience:
This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups and meets the requirements of Level 3 of the Intercollegiate Document.

The CSCP will be delivering both face-to-face and virtual safeguarding training over the spring term. Please ensure that you have read the course description, so you are clear on the delivery method for the course you have booked. Further details will be shared with you directly closer to the course date.

— Delegates need to register for a CSCP training account (if there’s not already one active).
Apply to join the course.
— An automated confirmation email if your application is successful will be received.
— Further details will be shared before the course date including the location of the course.
— Remember to complete the three-stage evaluation which will be sent to you directly.

If the session you are attending is virtual:

— Please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
— There is an expectation that all delegates engage and fully participate in the sessions and always have their camera on.
— Keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Use headphones or a headset and always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking.
— Don’t record any of the online conversation.
— Make sure other people you live with, especially children, are not in the room and cannot overhear sensitive information.
— Don’t use any other devices while you’re taking part.
— Join on laptop or PC for a better experience.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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