About the webinar

Child protection is an essential aspect of ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for learners in schools. This webinar aims to provide educators with a thorough understanding of child protection principles and equip them with practical strategies for safeguarding children.

Throughout the session, participants will:

Gain insight into the fundamental concepts of child protection, including the definition and scope of child abuse.

Learn to recognise the signs and symptoms associated with different types of child abuse, such as physical, emotional, neglect, and sexual abuse.

Acquire essential skills for handling disclosures of abuse, following the 'four Rs' framework: Receive, Reassure, React, and Record.

Understand the non-negotiable responsibilities of school staff in promoting child protection and preventing abuse.

The webinar begins by defining child protection and its significance in ensuring the safety and well-being of children accessing educational services. Participants will explore the four main categories of child abuse, including physical, emotional, neglect, and sexual abuse, gaining insights into typical signs and symptoms associated with each type.

Key emphasis will be placed on equipping educators with practical guidance for handling disclosures of abuse. The 'four Rs' framework—Receive, Reassure, React, and Record—will be introduced and discussed in detail, providing participants with a structured approach to responding to disclosures sensitively and effectively.

Additionally, participants will delve into the non-negotiable responsibilities of school staff in promoting child protection. They will learn about the expectations placed on educators, including prohibitions against physical and emotional abuse, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and creating safe environments free from exploitation or harm.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to create safe and supportive learning environments for all learners. Through interactive discussions and real-life case studies, educators will gain practical insights into safeguarding children and fulfilling their duty of care as educators.

This webinar is essential for educators who are committed to promoting child protection and ensuring the well-being of every learner in their care. Join us as we work together to create safer and more nurturing school environments for all children.

About the speaker

Dr Bashiru Sadiku is an accomplished educational expert with expertise in developing and improving human resources, curriculum and academic operational standards.

Date recorded

Saturday 8 June 2024