Free Online Child Safeguarding Resources Available

Kimmage Development Studies Centre has just finished a fruitful collaboration with the international network, Keeping Children Safe to convert their resources on Child Safeguarding in development contexts into an on-line, self-directed format.  The two resources (outlined below) are now available on the Kimmage DSC website, free of charge.

Introduction to Child Safeguarding

This 90 minute introductory course will guide you through an overview of Child Safeguarding including internationally agreed minimum standards.   The course explores the importance of these standards and the materials are designed to provide clear and practical explanations of what child safeguarding is. The exercises also examines what child safeguarding policy and procedures and how to implement effective child safeguarding measures.

Learn more here.

Organisational Self-Audit Tool

The purpose of this Organisational Self Audit Tool is to enable organisations to identify their strengths and weakness of their structures, policies and practice in relation to child safeguarding and to address any gaps in these areas. This exercise will bring you through a number of questions under five key internationally agreed standards. On completion, you will receive a colour coded visual representation of how ‘healthy’ your organisation in devising and implementing your child safeguarding policies, practices and procedures.

Learn more here.

KODE Child Protection in Development Practice Course

Kimmage DSC also offers an eight week, fully tutor support distance education course for those who want to gain further knowledge and skills in child protection.

The next KODE Child Protection course starts on 26 September - apply here now.

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