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Child Protection training dates

new range of online training dates delivered by the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) are available to book now.

CCP is a centre of excellence and innovation in training, research and practice based at Kent’s School for Social Policy, Social Research and Sociology. Its cutting-edge child protection simulations are designed to support all health and social care practitioners worldwide: teachers, social workers, youth workers, probation officers, GPs, lawyers, police officers, health visitors and voluntary organisations.

The child protection simulation (serious game) concept offers a safe medium in which professionals, at all stages of their careers, can explore complex scenarios and reflect upon their practice skills.

All training is delivered online with dates available in January, February and March.

  • Gangs, knife crime and county lines: a new training course using a “contextual safeguarding” approach to inform practice. The approach of contextual safeguarding was originally developed by Dr Carlene Firmin at the University of Bedfordshire’s Contextual Safeguarding Network. This technique recognises that young people are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family
  • Maryam and Joe: Behind Closed Doors: CCP’s interactive social-media style simulation is a training tool on the routes to radicalisation and extremism. It has been developed to allow professionals and young people to spot the signs of radicalisation in two different scenarios
  • Looking out for Lottie: These resources have recently updated in collaboration with the NSPCC. The session provides a brief introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the UK, along with a suggested reading list for further exploration.

For more details, and to book, visit CCP’s Eventbrite page.