OverviewResearch shows that deaf and disabled children are at significantly greater risk of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect than non-disabled children. It is therefore essential that professionals working with deaf and disabled children have skills and knowledge to ensure the same levels of protection from harm as non-disabled children.
Who is Safeguarding Deaf & Disabled Children aimed at?Professionals who work directly with children who are deaf or disabled, or who may need to complete investigations or assessments related to safeguarding issues. All participants should have previous training on awareness of safeguarding issues
Course Length1 day
On conclusion of the course, participants will:
- be aware of the central importance of the rights of deaf and disabled children and how attitudes can promote or inhibit safeguarding issues, thus addressing generative as well as remedial approaches to safeguarding
- have increased knowledge of the nature of the vulnerability to abuse or neglect of disabled children and their needs and circumstances
- have knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures and their application to disabled children
- be aware of the central importance of communication skills with disabled children in order to carry out assessments of their needs, and enquiries and investigations of abuse or neglect.