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Safeguarding Adults

Essex Safeguarding Adult Board (ESAB) online and face to face courses for practitioners can be accessed here.

Safeguarding Children

Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)

All the training detailed on the ESCB pages is only suitable for people who work or volunteer with children and young people via http://www.escb.co.uk/en-gb/learninganddevelopment.aspx

NEE CCG Safeguarding Children Level 3

This course is for all clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/ carers** and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/ child protection concerns.

Content: The course will include:

  • Child & family focused clinical and professional knowledge in identifying what constitutes child maltreatment
  • Ability to risk assess
  • Knowledge of other agency roles
  • Section 47 enquiries
  • Knowledge function of LSCB’s
  • Information sharing
  • Case specific clinical competencies

**e.g. children’s nurses, paediatricians, child psychologists, GP’s, health visitors, midwives, paediatric AHP, paediatric dentists, practice nurses, school nurses, urgent and unscheduled care staff. Please see Intercollegiate Safeguarding Children Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff document for full list of staff.

Please click here to access Safeguarding Children Level 3 training dates.

Looked After Children – Core Training

This course is for all clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/ carers** and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a looked after child/ young person or care leaver.

The course will include:

  • Promoting the professional and clinical understanding and knowledge of the legal definition/term of who looked after children, young people and care leavers are and how healthcare issues that relate to previous maltreatment or life experience can be identified
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the physical, developmental, emotional and mental health needs/risks for looked after children and offer appropriate health promotion and advice
  • Ability to identify and refer a looked after child, young person or care leaver suspected of being a victim of trafficking or child exploitation; at risk of FGM or having been a victim of FGM or at risk of exploitation by radicalisers
  • Ability to initiate interventions to improve child resilience and reduce risk of emotional harm and promote the health and wellbeing of looked after children, young people and care leavers
  • Understanding of appropriate information sharing in relation to child protection, children in need and looked after children
  • Extending the knowledge of roles, responsibilities and professional boundaries as described in local, regional and national statutory guidance, policies and procedures
  • Ability to contribute to inter-agency assessments, the gathering of information and appropriate analysis of risk.

**e.g. children’s nurses, paediatricians, child psychologists, GP’s, health visitors, midwives, paediatric AHP, paediatric dentists, practice nurses, school nurses, urgent and unscheduled care staff. Please see Intercollegiate document for full list of staff.

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