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Safeguarding and Wellbeing 

Child Protection Basic Awareness

Target Audience: ELC, Out of School Care, Childminders

This is a face to face session to provide a basic overview of the procedures and the processes used in child protection.  The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs and symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately.  The course will also cover your responsibilities in regard to information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken by statutory services when responding to child protection concerns.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

20 August 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus

24 September 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus

21 November 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, 

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide a basic overview of the procedures and processes used in child protection.  The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs, symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately.  The course will also cover your responsibilities regarding information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken when responding to child protection concerns.

By the end of the course participants should be able to identify the different categories of abuse and indicators of harm and apply them when needed within your setting.  Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms that children may need to help or protect them from harm and apply these when working with children.  Have confidence in responding appropriately when a concern is raised about a child or young person within their own agency or organisation.  Be able to explain your own responsibilities in regards of information sharing.

 

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Child Protection Officer Training

Target Audience: all as appropriate

You have been nominated to complete training as a Child Protection Officer for your school/establishment or early years setting.  This course will clarify procedures regarding the training process.  PKC Staff; Perth and Kinross Essential Child protection e- learning.  You should have already undertaken the Child Protection Basic Awareness course and completed.  This is mandatory before the Child Protection Officer training.  Protecting people e-learning modules - Perth & Kinross Council (pkc.gov.uk). There are three additional modules which must be completed:
1. Chronologies https://rise.articulate.com/share/8PnMBjG6We-QZyS72cydgua9y3W2HWdN#/
2. Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Consent https://rise.articulate.com/share/ADdI78A_NMS5fjJfe27uHW2qczOz2qex#/
3. Professional Curiosity and Challenge https://rise.articulate.com/share/9yBcZLsZJaHN96w3TVatfxR3b5PTHIGE#/

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Date, Time and Venue: 

16 September 2024 - 9.30am - 2.30pm - Civic Hall, Perth

4 November 2024 - 9.30am - 2.30pm - Civic Hall, Perth

 

Presenter: Christy Stevenson - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: By the end of the course participants should:

Be able to describe the role and responsibilities of the designated Child Protection Officer and feel more confident in fulfilling that role.

Have enhanced knowledge of ECS Policies / Procedures and know how to use these to fulfil their responsibilities.

Be able to describe good practice principles in responding to a child concerns.

 

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Exploring GIRFEC and UNCRC 

Target Audience: ELC, Out of School Care, Childminders

This is a face to face session to explore how we can use Getting it Right for Every Child and the UNCRC within your own work settings.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

19 September 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus

25 November 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: To explore Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within our own settings and when planning.  The session will encourage practitioners to focus on both documents and explore ways of integrating and embedding them in their daily practice.  The session explores the 4 general principles to the UNCRC and where they fit within the SHANARRI Indicators.

By the end of the session participants will be more confident in applying GIRFEC and SHANARRI indicators in their day to day practice within their setting.  Participants will be able to identify and link the Rights of the Child to the SHANARRI indicators.

 

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Food Safety Management

Target Audience: All ELC and school staff involved in handling food within the playroom or classroom.

An introduction to food safety management procedures and guidance to support education staff to adhere to legal requirements, maintain accurate records, and embed strict infection control measures into food cooking and preparation activities which take place in the classroom/playroom.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

13 August 2024 - 2.00pm-4.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 410

30 October 2024 -  2.00pm - 4.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 410

 

Presenter: Carly Williams, Nina Roberts, Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Increase awareness of The Food Hygiene Regulations (Scotland) 2006.  Identify the responsibilities of those involved in the management of food handling.  Provide participants with the tools to uphold Food Safety Management procedures.  Guide participants in the safe process of food activity in the classroom/nursery.

Risk in Play 

Target Audience: ELC, Out of School Care, Childminders

This session will explore our own play experiences while growing up.  The session allows participants to be involved in discussions around a risk benefit approach and the importance of managing risk.  There is the opportunity for discussion and the sharing of top tips around developing risk assessments with children.  The course also looks at local and national guidance that support risk in play.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

26 September 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will have more knowledge and understanding about the risk benefit approach to play.  Participants will have opportunities to explore their values and thresholds to risk and reflect on this in their current practice.  Participants will have a greater understanding of the Risk-Benefit Approach and how this can be used to support practitioners to balance the benefits of an activity with any inherent risk, taking, into account the risks while recognising the benefits to children and young people.

 

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Staged Intervention Framework for Attendance (SIFA) Collaborative Conversation

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary - SLT and guidance

An opportunity to share practice, jointly problem solve and identify further developments. Please view for further information -

https://pkc.sharepoint.com/sites/ecs/SitePages/staged-intervention-framework-for-attendance(1).aspx

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Date, Time and Venue: 

5 September 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online Ms Teams

14 November 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online Ms Teams

 

Presenter: Rhianna Brodie - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: The primary aim of SIFA is to develop more consistent and effective responses to supporting pupils with attendance within PKC schools involving ECS, health and third sector agencies. Participants will feel able to effectively implement SIFA.

 

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