Ian Johnson from Simply Fostering Consultancy delivered the mandatory training on child protection and safeguarding to carers both new and experienced at St. Austell Business Park. Ian’s relaxed and informal training style allowed the carers to explore and debate current themes and developments in safeguarding and child protection.
Much of the training emphasis was on safeguarding issues related to on-line activity, including the ever-increasing concerns related to on-line bullying, on-line grooming and sexting.
The carers had their current knowledge tested by taking part in a child protection and safeguarding. ‘True or False’ quiz and there was a refresh on the forms of abuse and neglect and some of the possible indicators for detecting abuse. Finally and crucially, the carers had a recap on responding to disclosures and reporting abuse.