30 November 2021
09:30 – 16:00

A one-day course

This one-day course aims to increase practitioners’ understanding and confidence in the specific issues involved in safeguarding children and young people with disabilities and improve skills in responding to their safeguarding needs.

Research shows that disabled children are at an increased risk of being abused compared with their non-disabled peers (Jones et al. 2012). They are also less likely to receive the protection and support they need when they have been abused (Taylor et al. 2014). This training emphasises the importance of child focused practice as case reviews highlight that professionals often focus on the health and care needs of disabled children and may struggle to identify and respond effectively to safeguarding concerns.