Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Safeguarding Children: Lead Up to the London Olympics

Safeguarding Children: an Introduction to Child Trafficking

Key agencies anticipate a rise in the number of children trafficked into the UK around the London Olympic Games, which begin on 27 July. Therefore, it is imperative that practitioners understand the associated risks for this vulnerable group of children.

ECPAT UK provides training on safeguarding child victims of trafficking for practitioners who work with or make decisions about children, or anyone who may come across children at risk of trafficking.

Our courses range from introductory to specialist subject areas and can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. ECPAT UK training workshops promote a multi-agency approach, are inclusive, participatory and designed to encourage information sharing between individuals and organisations. ECPAT UK training follows the safeguarding framework for training as laid out in ‘Working Together’ (2010).

Safeguarding children: An Introduction to Child Trafficking – one-day course: 9.45am to 4pm

19 July 2012 - event reference number: 190712

18 September 2012 - event reference number: 180912

16 October 2012 - event reference number: 161012

15 November 2012 - event reference number: 151112

13 December 2012 - event reference number: 131212

Cost per participant is £75. Prices include refreshments and a sandwich/light buffet lunch, together with event materials.

Please click here for a booking form.

Child Trafficking Training - for Groups 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Working Together training framework)

Target audience: This is an introductory course and is aimed at those in regular contact with children and young people including:   social care, education and health professionals; foster carers and residential staff; police and Youth Offending Teams; housing; UK Borders Agency; Trading Standards and Environmental Health; and volunteers.

This one-day course is designed for those with some knowledge of safeguarding children. The course will give participants basic knowledge of the issues surrounding children who may have been trafficked, into and within the UK. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to identify, protect and support child victims of trafficking.

Aim of the course
To introduce participants to the subject of child trafficking and develop skills to enable better identification, referral and working with children who may have been trafficked.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Define the concept of child trafficking and outline the general issues with regards to trafficking
• Explain trafficking within the context of safeguarding
• Recognise the impact of trafficking on victims
• Identify possible indicators that a child may have been trafficked
• Know the obstacles to identification
• Demonstrate how existing legislation can be used to protect trafficked children
• Describe how Children’s Services respond to a suspected case of child trafficking

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