Safeguarding Children with Disabilities Training Course

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved
Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Safeguarding Children with Disabilities course aims to help people who work with children or young people understand more about the impact that disabilities can have on a child’s life, care and family.

The course will aid learners to understand the most appropriate terminology to use when discussing children with disabilities, learn about why children with disabilities are at greater risk of abuse and neglect, have knowledge of the warning signs of abuse to look out for and recognise when it’s essential to report safeguarding concerns.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified child protection professional

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the most appropriate language and terminology to use when referring to a child or young person with a disability.
  • Understand more about the impact that a disability can have on a child's life, as well as that of their family and their care.
  • Know why children with disabilities are at a greater risk of abuse and neglect.
  • Understand the potential warning signs to look out for which may suggest a child with disabilities is suffering from abuse.
  • Know what constitutes best practice for responding to concerns about child abuse, understand how to talk to the child about your worries and know why it's so important to act on concerns.

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Module 1: Introduction

Why training is important and language guidelines.

Module 2: Understanding the Impact of Disabilities

What is a disability? Examples of disabilities, the medical and social models of disability, the impact of a disability on a child’s life, their care, older children and family members.

Module 3: Recognising the Warning Signs of Abuse

The links between disability and abuse, why children with disabilities are at greater risk, created vulnerability, perpetrators of abuse, warning signs of abuse, case studies, the impact of abuse and neglect and your responsibilities.

Module 4: Best Practice for Responding to Concerns

Talking to children with disabilities, talking to a child’s parents or carers, your responsibilities, why people don’t act on their concerns, responding to concerns, working with families, best practice for service providers and further resources.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge. 

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children or young people with disabilities, and/or their families. This includes, but is not limited to, healthcare workers, teachers, child-minders, sports clubs and youth and community workers.

If you have not taken child protection training before then it’s recommended that you consider the Introduction to Safeguarding Children course in addition to this Safeguarding Children with Disabilities training.

Written by experts

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Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a former criminal barrister with over 25 years of experience and a highly respected safeguarding specialist.

She has worked in a variety of roles with professionals and organisations including responsibilities for adult and child safeguarding as a cabinet member for Gloucestershire County Council. 

She has a vast range of safeguarding and child protection experience that includes roles and duties such as school governor, adult and child safeguarding responsibilities for Local Authorities and with the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review suspected miscarriages of justice.

Antonia has supported and worked with cabinet member issues, heads of children’s services, adult services, Vice Chancellors, police, and senior leaders in health. 

Fairness and justice are at the heart of every aspect of Antonia’s work and she continues to deliver training and support to safeguarding leaders, social workers and a variety of organisations.

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