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Child abuse: recognising, responding, recording and reporting

30 April, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Child Protection Society (CPS) presents a one day seminar for educators, early childhood service providers and other early childhood professionals to recognise the signs and indicators of all forms of abuse including family violence.

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Learn how to respond to disclosure and examine how to record concerns and recall who to report and refer to.  Information relating to mandatory reporting, criminal legislation and requirements to ensure children’s safety are covered.

At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • state the definitions of a child, early intervention and child protection
  • identify key features which make a child and family vulnerable
  • state the impact of abuse/trauma on children
  • name the categories, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect in children
  • respond to a disclosure of child abuse
  • discuss the barriers to children disclosing abuse
  • list best practice principles in recording child safety concerns
  • list key legislation in relation to child protection and the Child Safe Standards
  • deal with child safety concerns
  • state to who to refer child safety concerns.

Presenter: Children’s Protection Society


The Children’s Protection Society (CPS)  is an independent, voluntary organisation with no political or religious affiliations that has been supporting children and families since 1896. CPS provides a range of services across Metropolitan Melbourne including sexual abuse counselling and treatment, family support, mentoring mums, fathers support, ChildFIRST and Early Years Education and Care. CPS has earned a reputation for innovation, high quality services, and maintaining an unequivocal focus on quality outcomes for children.  In all their work, CPS Professional Development and Education strive to be a voice for vulnerable children. CPS believes that by educating the community in relation to identifying and responding to all forms of child abuse, as well as providing specialised training in ensuring organisations provide environments for children that are safe from abuse and neglect, CPS can play a pivotal role in the prevention of harm to children.



30 April, 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Manningham City Council
699 Doncaster Road
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$185 Members $265 Non Members
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