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Research Related Development

Child Protection Training for Researchers - Raising Awareness of Safeguarding Children

1/2 day

This is an introductory session for all academic staff who come in contact with children and young people in some capacity through their research role. The course covers responsibilities under child welfare legislation and Cardiff University's Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policy linked to key guidance. It will focus on identifying signs of abuse and placing these in context of what constitutes significant harm to children and young people. The course will provide an opportunity to explore areas of potential conflict when looking at issues of neutrality, consent and confidentiality for the researcher.

The aims of the session are for participants to:

  • consider the nature and extent of child abuse in Wales;
  • recognise and respond to concerns about a child's or young person's safety and well being;
  • appreciate their own role in creating a protective environment with particular reference to requirements as researchers;
  • be able to contribute and take whatever actions are needed to safeguard children including making a referral to Children's Services;
  • understand what national and local guidance exists to safeguard children;
  • be familiar with local arrangements, services and sources of advice for supporting families and safeguarding children;
  • understand the importance of sharing information and developing working relationships in the interest of safeguarding children.

14 May 2015

11th Floor, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE
12:30 - 16:00

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: RS