An Introduction to Child Protection and the Highland Practice Model

Short Course (1.5-2 hour course)

This is a very basic introduction to the Highland Practice Guidance and Child Protection for all staff who have any contact with Children and Families, including those working within adult services.

What can I expect from this training?


By the end of this training, staff should:
  • Understand what is meant by it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect children and Getting It Right For Every Child
  • Be familiar with the Assessment Framework, Service Delivery Model and role of the Named Person/Lead Professional
  • Be familiar with the interagency child protection guidelines, and the role of the Child Protection Committee
  • Be familiar with the signs, indicators, definitions and effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Appreciate the effect of cultural and religious beliefs and refrain from making assumptions about certain cultures and backgrounds
  • Be familiar with specific vulnerabilities
  • Appreciate and understand their own attitudes in relation to child abuse and neglect, and how these can shape actions
  • Know their roles and responsibilities in contributing to the protection of children
  • Know when to seek appropriate supervision/support and where to find this

Who should attend?

• All staff who have contact with children and/or families no matter how minimal
• Anyone who has not received child protection training within the past 3 years

Course Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites for staff attending this training and it is open to anyone wishing to improve their knowledge and/or confidence in this area.

Attendees will receive a completion certificate which is valid for three years.

Further Information and Application Process:

Further details and application forms are available from the HCPC Training Office on 01463 703446, or contact your designated child protection training officer for more details