02. April 2019 - 9:15 till 15:30
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How to Manage a Child's Disclosure of Abuse (NEW) | Bridge Professional Development Centre | Tuesday, 02. April 2019

This new training was developed in response to requests from the children's workforce and in partnership with the police. Aimed at Designated Safeguarding Leads and other leaders, it provides practical guidance and advice on managing children's disclosures of abuse. There will be discussion of high profile information sharing breaches, current guidance and the role of the professional in helping children make an informed decision about when, why and how to share their experience of trauma by providing some safe boundaries for disclosure.
Key outcomes: This course will enable participants to:

Become aware of their professional responsibilities and limits regarding disclosure;
Effectively manage a child's disclosure of abuse; what to say, what to ask and how to support the child without causing more harm;
Practically explore the role of the professional as a compassionate witness for the child;


Decide on the capacity to consent, and whether to obtain parental consent to share;
Appreciate the importance of note-taking and record keeping and explore different methods to ensure this is effective; and
Learn how to pass on information to the police and other agencies.

Trainer: Mandy Parry
*Please note that while tea, coffee and water will be available to delegates throughout the session, lunch will not be provided so please make sure you bring something with you as there are no catering outlets onsite.
*Registration and tea/coffee will be available at 9.15am, for a 9.30am prompt start.