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  • In a self-centred culture, how do we demonstrate a God-centred ethic? This course presents a biblical model for ethics in a postmodern world, examining the ethical theories of obligation and value from a philosophical perspective. The lectures survey various ethical systems, identify unstated assumptions in ethical theories, and evaluate those theories for legitimacy, relevancy, and cogency.
  1. What is safeguarding, who commits abuse, why safeguarding training is important, your responsibilities, and laws and guidance.
  2. Recognising Abuse: What is child abuse, types of abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse.
  3. Recognising Further Types of Abuse Online abuse, grooming, child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation: county lines, bullying and cyber-bullying, radicalisation and extremism, honour-based abuse, female genital mutilation, child trafficking, harmful sexual behaviour, sexual harassment, and peer-on-peer abuse.
  4. Recognising Parental Risk Factors Parental mental health and parental substance misuse.
  5. Responding to a Disclosure Recognising concerns, disclosures from a child, why children don't disclose information, why adults don't take action, and taking action.
  6. Reporting a Concern Your responsibilities, how to report a concern, preserving evidence, when to report a concern, what to report, check existing reports, talking to a child's parents, next steps, and further action.
  7. Recording Information: The importance of good record keeping, when to record concerns, and what to record.  
  • The course uses a variety of written text, interactive activities, and real-life case studies to help you understand your responsibilities. Attendees will establish a good knowledge of their safeguarding duties and responsibilities, surrounding safeguarding. Participants will:
  • feel confident applying the six key principles of safeguarding
  • Gain a clear understanding of responsibilities under the Care Act
  • know how these obligations affect practice and children and family services.
  • Who should attend?

This course is of value to every staff who works with children and adults, no matter how frequently, is required to have knowledge of how to safeguard children and adults.

  • This training course is suitable for anybody who fits these criteria and is required to take training as part of their role. This course is written at an introductory level so no previous knowledge is required.
  • It is suitable for workers of all levels.
  • To assist church workers who are working directly with vulnerable children, youths and adults.
  • To help ministers of the gospel, pastors, priests and deacons
  • To assist parents and guardians with vulnerable children.
  • The goal of this course is to provide learners with a Christian framework of values, leading them to make God-honouring decisions in a truth-relative world.
  • Understand the concepts and principles of ethical theories and how they cohere with their theoretical assumptions.
  • Understand the concepts and principles of Christian ethics and their relationship to biblical revelation.
  • Apply the concepts and principles of ethical theories to contemporary problems.
  • Evaluate ethical systems by both internal and external criteria.