How do I become a child protection officer in Scotland?

How do I become a child protection officer in Scotland?

You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection in Scotland, and successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care. People who have taken this course include: nursery managers.

Who is the designated child protection officer?

The designated safeguarding lead is the person appointed to take lead responsibility for child protection issues in school. The person fulfilling this role must be a senior member of the school’s leadership team, and the DSL role must be set out in the post holder’s job description.

Who is responsible for child protection in Scotland?

The Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is responsible for child protection in Scotland. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work. Child Protection Committees (CPCs) are responsible for multi-agency child protection policy, procedure, guidance and practice.

What is a child protection officer responsible for?

speak with children, families and carers to assess their needs. investigate reported concerns and allegations. advise on child protection issues. promote children’s rights, safety and wellbeing.

Does Nspcc cover Scotland?

Our services in Scotland We provide services across Scotland to help give children and young people the support they need to thrive. We have a service centre in Glasgow.

What is the difference between safeguarding and child protection?

Safeguarding is what we do as a society to protect individuals (in particular, children and vulnerable adults) from harm such as abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation. In short terms, safeguarding is what we do to prevent harm, while child protection is the way in which we respond to harm.

How long does a child protection order last Scotland?

75(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. An Exclusion Order can last up to six months and the Sheriff can attach conditions to the Order to ensure your childs protection.

What do the police do in safeguarding?

Police forces work with other agencies to safeguard children and have unique responsibilities for investigating crimes against them and taking protective action where this is necessary. Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake.

Can children be sectioned in Scotland?

No. The ward staff can access a Board policy or protocol that provides guidance on the legal framework for decision making on care and treatment for under 18s. Interventions are only conducted without the consent of young people in line with the principles of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Who is a designated child protection officer in Scotland?

This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.

Why do we need a child protection officer?

This training will enable you to become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the child protection officer so you can develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role. You will explore key themes around policy, referral procedures, support to staff, and best practice in safeguarding children and young people.

Who is the lead professional in child protection?

For children in need of care and protection, social workers usually act as Lead Professional, co-ordinating services and support as agreed in the ‘Child Protection Plan’.

Who is responsible for protecting children and young people?

Guidance outlining Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities for protecting children and young people. 3.1 CPC s are the key local bodies for developing, implementing and improving child protection strategy across and between agencies, bodies and the local community.