Safeguarding Deaf & Disabled Children

Course Outline

Research 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 the course 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

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

– 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.


“Excellent training session” “Brilliant tutor”

“Provided excellent assessment for safeguarding disabled children that I will apply to practice in future” Social Worker, Bracknell Forest

“Excellent trainer, who was very knowledgeable. All really useful points and a few different was to interpret behaviour that i’d not thought of before. Excellent training” Childcare officer, Bracknell Forest


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