Child Protection Awareness

Who should attend?
Persons who are responsible for the welfare and care of young children, such as Nannies, Childminders, Nursing or Kindergarten staff.
Aims and Objectives!
This is a comprehensive course, which will introduce the candidates to Health and Safety, teaching them how to identify potential hazards and how to create a safer environment. They will also be taught basic paediatric first aid including equipment maintenance and record keeping, the candidates will also be give guidance on Child Protection Awareness, how to recognise the signs of possible abuse or neglect and the actions to be taken if abuse or neglect is suspected.
The course will make the candidate more aware of the potential hazards in a workplace, thus enabling them to identify potential hazards and create a safer working environment. They will have the basic skills to deal with a casualty and be more confident in dealing with children and guardians in what may be potentially awkward situations.
On successful completion of the course the candidate will receive a certificate in Child Protection awareness and Paediatric First Aid, Which will be valid for 3 years.

Suitable for child minders, Nannies or any persons responsible for the care and welfare of children, this is a 2-day non- assessed course for up to 15 students.

Course Content:

Health & Safety-Risk Assessment
Identifying Potential Hazards-Creating a Safe Environment
Aims/Duties of a First Aider
First Aid Equipment-Record keeping
Primary Assessment of a Casualty
Secondary Assessment-Recovery Position
CPR Techniques for Children and Babies
Treatment of the Choking Casualty
Causes of Asphyxia-Drowning, Choking
Smoke Inhalation, Asthma, Anaphylaxis

Trauma-Treatment & Control of Bleeds
Causes and Treatment Burns
Head Injuries-Fractures, Sprains and Strains
Foreign Bodies-Eye Injuries
Child Protection Awareness
What is child abuse?-Recognising the signs
Reporting of Child abuse-Good practice Issues