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Published: Friday, 5th October 2018

The RLSCB provide a range of introductory e-learning packages, which are suitable for anyone who needs to understand about safeguarding.

RLSCB e-learning courses are for professionals and volunteers and are provided free to all Rotherham LSCB partner agencies.

The following courses are available;

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Core and Foundation)

By completing this module, you should be able to;

  • Explain the profound impact some well known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation
  • Understand the importance of early intervention
  • Make use of national guidance, legislation and your local policies and procedures to guide you in your work
  • Work more effectively with other agencies
  • Define the four main types of child abuse and neglect
  • Follow the appropriate procedures if you suspect abuse or neglect

An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence

This module is aimed at all practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

Everyone, regardless of their background, should receive the same care and safeguards against abuse and neglect. This module offers and introduction to four types of abuse which stem from culture-related traditions, rituals and beliefs.

By completing this module, you should be able to;

  • Recognise why cultural awareness is important in order to achieve the best outcomes for children.
  • Identify how and why cultural traditions can result in the abuse of children.
  • Recognise the effects that cultural rituals such as FGM can have on children,
  • Recognise how cultural rituals such as belief in spirit possession result in the abuse of children.

e-Safety Guidance for Practitioners working with Children

By completing this module, you should be able to;

  • Develop awareness of different ways in which children and young people use the internet and mobile technology
  • Develop awareness of the possible risks to children and young people when using different methods of online and mobile communication
  • Be able to identify key eSafety practices which children and young people should be aware of
  • Know how to report abusive online behaviour
  • Know what to do if a child discloses experience of abusive online behaviour
  • Be aware of further online eSafety support

Keep Them Safe – Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation

It is often hard to tell the difference between difficult teenage behaviour and the signs of sexual exploitation. The more information you have about the dangers and risks that children may face, the better equipped you will be to respond.

An affected child will often be unaware that they are being groomed and once they are sexually exploited, it can be very difficult for them to tell anyone. This short resource will give you the information that you need to help recognise the signs of sexual exploitation and know who to contact for help.

This course is suitable for parents, family members and anyone who would like to know a little more about child sexual exploitation.

This resource will assist you to keep children safe by helping you to;

  • Know more about child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • Know the signs and indicators of CSE
  • Appreciate the impact CSE can have on families
  • Know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk

Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

The aim of the module is to increase awareness of the main issues around the sexual exploitation of children and young people. This will help you develop your work in a way that improves outcomes for young people.

On completion of the module you will be able to;

  • Explain the background of child sexual exploitation (CSE), including definitions, the key legislation and guidance, and some research findings, and recognise the impact on children, young people and families
  • Describe the risk assessment process, including the elements of good assessment
  • List the categories of risk and what vulnerability factors to look for when undertaking an assessment
  • Describe what to do if you suspect a child is being groomed or sexually exploited
  • List the responsibilities of the key agencies involved in helping children at risk of sexual exploitation, and explain how you can work in partnerships with other agencies

Safeguarding Children in Education

In this module you’ll learn how to safeguard children in an educational setting and about the legislation that governs this.

On completion of the module you will be able to;

  • Recognise the legislation and guidance that governs safeguarding children in education
  • Identify safe working practices in education settings
  • Recognise the importance of early intervention and specific safeguarding issues
  • Recognise the signs of abuse and neglect
  • Identify what to do if you have concerns about children
  • Illustrate how safeguarding children works in practice

Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People

On completing the course, you will be able to;

  • List the warning signs that might suggest self-harm or suicidal thoughts in young people
  • Explain what you should do if you suspect self-harm
  • Outline the risk factors and possible causes of self-harm and suicidal thoughts in children and young people

An Awareness of Domestic Violence, Including the Impact on Children and Young People

This module is aimed at all those who may come into contact with children, young people and/or their families during the course of their work.

By completing this module you should be able to;

  • Explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk
  • Recognise the difference between the facts and the myths surrounding domestic violence and the myths surrounding domestic violence
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence on the unborn child, children and young people
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by the perpetrator
  • Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence
  • Understand the MARAC process
  • Outline how the victim may feel
  • Interpret domestic violence statistics
  • Describe best practices
  • Identify the ‘dos and don’ts’ of assisting in a domestic violence case
  • Recognise when and where to get help

To complete any of the above courses, you simply need to complete the registration page, using the following link;

Register for e-learning