**COURSE FULL** 9 March 2021 — Effective Communication with Children
Course: Direct Work with Children: Effective Communication with Children
Date: 9th March 2021 — 9.30am-4.00pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Location: Virtual — Zoom
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.
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.
This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups and meets the requirements of Level 3 of the Intercollegiate Document.
Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:
— Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.
Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.