A 2-day training program which assists organisations to build an understanding of their responsibilities in relation to the Reportable Conduct Scheme. Organisations will also develop skills to properly respond to allegations of child abuse and child related misconduct by staff and volunteers, consistent with the requirements set out by the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria.
This is the session you want to come to as we have an international guest trainer coming out to facilitate the program.
Training runs 9.30am - 4.30pm each day .
International Guest Trainer
The training will be lead by Elaine Morgan, a UK training expert in the field of child protection.
Elaine has 14 years experience, 10 as a senior manager, across a broad range of multi-agency services for children and families including youth offending, substance misuse and intensive family intervention services.
She's had extensive strategic involvement with several national programmes, including an 18 month pilot working with birth mothers who had multiple children removed in care proceedings. This, combined with Elaine's 21 years police service, of which 7 were dedicated to child protection and adult sexual crimes investigations, paved the way for her to obtain the national police training certificate. Elaine was the lead police trainer ( Thames Valley Police) for joint child protection and vulnerable adult courses attended by police officers and social workers.
Elaine has an MA in Child Care Law and Practice (Keele University UK) and a post graduate diploma in Health and Social Care Management (Westminster University). She has undertaken the Institute of Family Therapy Systemic supervision training for senior managers and since 2006 has been the designated child protection governor at a UK independent secondary school.
- Legislative context for reporting suspected abuse and organisational obligations under Standard 5 of the Victorian Child Safe Standards (Processes for reporting and responding to child abuse)
- Key elements of an effective reports and allegations policy including best practice in relation to reporting child abuse
- Responding properly to disclosures, concerns or allegations of abuse
- Role of the police and child protection authorities in dealing with allegations
- Role of the Commission for Children and Young People in relation to the requirements of the Reportable Conduct Scheme
- Information or "evidence" gathering considerations in relation to conducting an organisational investigation
- Key element of an effective investigation process
- Communicating about an incident to key stakeholders (including children and young people)
- Exploration of effective strategies for dealing with complex scenarios relating to incidents of abuse within an organisational context
What are learning outcomes?
- Build your understanding of your organisation's legislative responsibilities in relation to reportable conduct
- Identify the key elements of effective reports and allegations policies and procedures
- Examination of investigation processes in relation to dealing with allegations of abuse
- Build confidence in relation to managing incidents of reportable conduct
Who should attend?
Staff and volunteers responsible for the effective implementation of reporting policies and procedures and/or responding to allegations of child abuse within their organisation.
For more information or to find out how Child Wise can run any of our sessions in-house at your organisation, email our Training team or call the office on 03 9826 6344
To find out when our next Reportable Conduct Scheme (VIC) public training session is, visit the Upcoming Training page.
The cost for the program, including all materials and catering is $800 +GST.