Voice of the Child
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Adult responses to early concerns are key to children’s safety. Guidance to front line staff can be very prohibitive, often telling people what not to do. This programme takes the opposite approach and will give participants:
- An understanding of observational commentary and how this can help a child to tell.
- An understanding of the elements of good forensic questioning, including question types and why they matter so much.
- Ways to keep an open mind when listening to children, including a range of open-ended questions and prompts that safely ‘open doors’ for children.
- Approaches to quickly establish rapport with children and set safe expectations when exploring initial concerns, including strategies for working with children in the presence of other adults.
- Knowledge about how trauma, impairment and disability can affect a child’s vulnerability and communication.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Open doors for disabled children and all children