Universal Safeguarding Children - for voluntary groups and charities, Reading Voluntary Action, Tuesday, 29. October 2019

Introduction
All charities, voluntary and community groups have a duty to keep their service users safe from harm. As most charities and community groups run through the hard work and dedication of volunteers, it is important that volunteers as well as paid staff receive basic safeguarding training. 
This training is Universal Safeguarding Children. There is separate training for anyone working with vulnerable adults. 
This course will cover:

Basic information on Child Protection and Safeguarding Children and Young People
Types of abuse, including child trafficking, child sexual exploitation and FGM
How to recognise abuse: the signs and symptons
What to do when you recognise abuse: the referral process
The importance of a multi-agency approach in safeguarding children and young people
Safe practice

By the end of this course you will:

Understand the importance of Child Protection and your role within it
Have an improved understanding of signs and indicators of abuse
Understand local Child Protection procedures and what to do if you are concerned about abuse
Be clear about sharing information with others
Have developed confidence in dealing with Child Protection issues appropriately

Who should attend:
Anyone who works or volunteers with a charity, community or voluntary sector group in Reading whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people in whatever circumstances, whether they are new to the role or require a refresher.
It is good practice for staff and volunteers to attend annual refresher training to ensure they are kept up to date on practices for safeguarding children and young people. 
The Trainer:
These sessions are hosted by RVA and will be delivered by approved Safeguarding Trainers, who have received training via Reading Borough Council, Safeguarding Children Services. All trainers have experience of the voluntary sector and safeguarding children. 
The Venue and accessibility
The training will take place in the RVA Training Room, Third Floor, Central Library, Reading, RG1 3BQ. Please note that the library opens at 10am. Refreshments and registration in the RVA Training room from 10am, the session will start at 10.15am. 

Tuesday, 29. October 2019, Reading Voluntary Action, Universal Safeguarding Children - for voluntary groups and charities

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