About the Programme
This EduCare programme is written by the NSPCC and is suitable for people who have already completed basic child protection training. The purpose of the programme is to raise awareness so that children who may be experiencing neglect can be helped.
The programme explores the meaning of neglect, what the possible causes may be and the potential effects of neglect on a developing child or young person. It also covers what you can do if you are worried about a child.
· Modular, bite-size format provides an easy way to learn the essentials.
· There are three concise learning modules, three accompanying questionnaires and full instructions throughout.
· A personalised NSPCC certificate on successful completion provides evidence of learning.
· There is confirmation of the correct answers to reinforce the participant’s knowledge.
· Available in paper-based and online learning methods.
· Brings paid and volunteer staff quickly up-to-speed.
· People with different working arrangements and in different locations receive the same clear, consistent messages.
· The programme can be used as a pre-employment, induction or refresher tool.
· The reassurance of knowing that the content has been written and approved by experts.
Module one – Understanding the Issue
This module explores our understanding of what neglect is and how it can harm babies, children and young people. At the end of the module, there are signposts to nation-specific definitions and guidance documents.
Module two – Causes and Signs of Neglect
This module describes the reasons why children and young people may be neglected. It looks at how parental ability and circumstances, as well as how wider family and community circumstances can all contribute to childhood neglect. It describes the signs and indicators of neglect at the key stages of a child or young person’s life.
Module three – What to do if you have a Concern
This module focuses on what you can do if you are worried about a child. It looks at the barriers to voicing concerns and how you can offer support. It explains when it is not appropriate to approach parents or carers with your concerns and there is information about talking to children about neglect. It explains how you can do something about your concerns and there is a helpful list that you can use when seeking advice or referring information to the local children’s social services department. The module concludes with signposts to the nation-specific common assessment frameworks.