What you'll learn
- Making sure we get it right when responding to actual or suspected child abuse is important, and that is what this course is all about
- You will learn how to recognize indicators of abuse
- You will know what to do when you encounter such indicators
- You will learn how to provide support to children who have been abused
Neil Thompson is a well-known and highly respected UK author. He is also a highly experienced child protection professional who has been providing education, training and consulting services for over 30 years. In this course, he draws on his vast experience to offer helpful guidelines on how to respond when abuse is suspected and/or confirmed.
There are two aspects to the course. In the first one the emphasis is on how to recognize abuse, what tell tale signs to look out for. It introduces a helpful framework to guide you in knowing what to look out for and what to do if abuse seems to be possible or likely. In the second aspect, the focus switches to what needs to happen after abuse has come to light and a protection plan needs to be developed and implemented.
We owe it to abused children to get it right whenever we can, and so this course has an important part to play in making sure that people involved in child protection services are well informed and confident in their approach.
This course will be of immense value in reducing anxiety and offering clear practice guidance. It offers important insights into the complex world of child protection.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone working with or training to work with children who are at risk of abuse
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.