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Click:Path to Protection (Marie Collins Foundation Training)

The purpose of the Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) Click: Path to Protection training programme is to provide participants with knowledge to ensure that their professional response places the needs of the abuse children and their families at the centre of any intervention.  It's two primary and interrelated aims are to ensure that:

1) Victims of online sexual abuse and exploitation, together with the family, are are to recover.

2) Perpetrators of online sexual abuse and exploitation are held accountable for the abuse and a fair and proportionate outcome is achieved by the criminal justice system.

The secondary aim is to empower safeguarding professionals by equipping them with the skills and knowledge base required to respond adequately to the protection needs of children in the digital age.

The training will aim to achieve this by giving professionals the tools to carefully plan how to approach each individual case from the point of discovery of the abuse along the path to eventual recovery.

Act: Path to Protection

This is a full day training session for professionals who participate in the assessment of risk, investigation of harm, work directly with the young person as part of the intervention plan and/or manage cases when it has been identified that a child has been harmed online.

Aims:

  • Know how to plan and conduct appropriate child centred assessments.
  • Know how to plan and conduct appropriate investigations and interventions.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different ways the online world can facilitate the sexual abuse of children.
  • Identify and describe the ways in which online grooming differs from that offline.
  • Plan a child protection investigation incorporating the differential impacts of technology assisted child sexual abuse.
  • Know how to conduct interviews with the child and/or family in a manner that is both supportive and protective.
  • Design interventions that keep the child and family where appropriate, at the centre of the process and aid recovery.

Event Dates

  • Monday 28th January 2019 - 9:30am-4:30pm - Maidstone - Book Here

Think: Path to Protection

This is a half day training session is for professionals who work on a frequent basis with children and young people and are likely to be the first responder when a concern has been raised in connection with a child being at risk of harm online.

Aims:

  • All professionals working with children and young people will understand how a child may be harmed online and;
  • Know how to respond in a way that is both effective and child centred.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different ways a child may be harmed online.
  • Identify and describe the different ways a child may be groomed online.
  • Recognise and know how to respond to indicators that a child is being harmed online.
  • Plan interventions to reduce the impact for the child in the context of both the digital world and the child's development.

Event Dates

Thursday 14th March 2019 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Maidstone - Book Here

Manage: Path to Protection

This half day training session is for managers of staff involved in investigations, assessment and intervention programmes for children sexually abused online and have not completed either of the the above training courses.

Aims:

Managers will have the knowledge to ensure:

  • All investigations and interventions consider the differential impacts and factors of online child sexual abuse.
  • They and their staff have an understanding of what works in responding to online child sexual abuse and what evidences good practice.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different ways technology can facilitate the sexual abuse of children.
  • Effectively contribute to strategy meetings ensuring planning incorporates the differential impacts of online abuse.
  • Identify the factors of an effective and comprehensive risk assessment/criminal investigation in cases of online sexual abuse of children.
  • Identify the components of interventions that are child centred and focussed on the long term outcomes for children which are considered best practice.

Event Dates

Friday 15th March 2019 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Maidstone - Book Here

If you wish to become a trainer for the above courses you will be required to attend the delegate course beforehand.  After the train the trainer attendees will be asked to co-deliver with a MCF trainer and solo deliver. using materials from the MCF website.  Trainers will receive a MCF trainer accreditation award.

Event Dates

Act: Path to Protection Train the Trainer:

  • Tuesday 29th January 2019 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Maidstone - Book Here

Think: Path to Protection Train the Trainer:

  • Thursday 14th March 2019 - 1pm-4pm - Maidstone - Book Here

Manage: Path to Protection Train the Trainer:

  • Friday 15th March 2019 - 1pm-4pm - Maidstone - Book Here