Group A/B/C: Safeguarding Children with Disabilities/ SEND



16 March 2021

09.30 – 16.00

Group A/B/C


Limited Spaces

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Course details:

Aim of the course

This course aims to develop delegates’ knowledge and skills in safeguarding children and young people with disabilities.


By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Explored different models of disability and how they might impact on the process of assessing risk
  • Examined how societal beliefs and attitudes can impact on the protection of disabled children
  • Identified additional vulnerabilities of disabled children to the different categories of abuse
  • Considered the communication skills necessary when working with disabled children in order to ascertain their experiences
  • Considered how to ensure that child protection systems are used effectively to safeguard disabled children
  • Understood the impact on parents of caring for a disabled child and what types of support they may need
  • Considered how coordinated multi-agency responses can contribute to promoting the safety and welfare of disabled children.

Facilitators: Caroline McCallum, Lauren Hills, Lucy Davis, Mary Lee & Marcia Smikle.