Safeguarding in Youth Participation

Who the course is for:

Practitioners, staff and volunteers that work with children and young people in all settings.

Aim of the course:

To provide delegates with a better insight into safeguarding issues when working with children and young people and on ways to improve and provide a safe environment for children and young people.  

Information about the course:

This one-day course developed by National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) supports organisations in developing and applying safe policies and procedures when working with young people.

The course gives participants an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in ensuring the safety of children and young people. It also addresses key signs to look for if a young person is being harmed within a project or externally.  This entails an exploration of risk assessment and how to plan safe activities to reduce the risk of  children and young people coming to harm.

The key elements of a child protection and safeguarding policy and procedure will be introduced, providing participants with the basic knowledge and understanding to write their own bespoke policy and procedures.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of course delegates will have:

  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding in youth participation work.
  • An awareness of what constitutes child abuse and harm
    and how to detect signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Know how to prevent and deal with a situation of harm occurring to a young person in care.  

Quotes from participants:
"Lots of information, the trainer has an excellent knowledge of the subject".
"Without having had any youth participation experience as of yet, it was very good to get to hear other people’s experiences and get feedback".

Bespoke Training & Consultancy
If your needs are more specific we can adapt the exercises used in this established training course to meet your learning outcomes, and we can design it to fit within your organisations schedule of learning and development.
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This one-day course was developed by National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS). NCVYS is a member of the Participation Works partnership.

The course outline as a factsheet can be downloaded below

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Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB