Child Protection for Teachers
Feel empowered to protect your students by identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect.
Learn to identify the warning signs and indicators of child abuse and neglect.
Teachers in many countries are required by law to report certain types of child abuse and neglect to relevant child protection authorities. Some nations are on the cusp of introducing mandatory reporting obligations, or have policy-based duties for reporting. All teachers can benefit from increased awareness and understanding of their roles in child protection.
This course will enable you to recognise the signs of child abuse and neglect, and learn how maltreatment impacts on children’s learning and development. It will also help you to understand your role as a reporter.
What topics will you cover?
- The warning signs and indicators of different types of child abuse and neglect
- The roles of teachers and other professionals in recognising and reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect
- Key elements of child protection legislation and policy
- Characteristics of effective school-based prevention programs
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice. It may also be of interest to student support staff, including teacher aides, school counsellors, chaplains, etc.