Safeguarding children with Disabilities - Antser
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Safeguarding children with Disabilities

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of safeguarding children with disabilities
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes


  • Promote a shared understanding of the tasks, processes, principles, roles and responsibilities outlined in national guidance and local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Understand the social model of disability.
  • Understand the issues faced by parents of disabled children.
  • Learn how to communicate with disabled children, to be able to recognise the perceived barriers to communication and to carry out assessment of their needs, and enquires and investigations of abuse or neglect, including disability equality and deaf awareness.
  • Have knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures and their application to disabled children.


To introduce participants to the interface between disability and safeguarding. To recognise ways in which disabled children can be more vulnerable to harm.

Delegates will learn how to apply a variety of tools of practice tools in their work with the children and young people with disabilities.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • Who are disabled children?
  • Models of disability
  • Understanding concept of total communication
  • Approaches to consulting with disabled children
  • Legislation framework
  • Multi agency support to disabled children
  • Stresses caused by impairment
  • Balance of support to parents and respectful challenge
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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