This Virtual College course will provide you with the information to:
- Enable staff and managers to understand the national and local context for runaways
- Enable staff and managers to make an informed and effective response both individually and in a multi-agency context
- Prevent children and young people from running away where possible
- Ensure children and young people are kept safe from harm
- Minimise the risk of repeat running away
This course benefits both individuals working as volunteers and staff who will feel more confident that their response to runaways is effective and in accord with the agreed protocol in South Yorkshire. The benefits will also be felt by children and young people who will have a sensitive and responsive service that meets their needs. This course was produced in partnership with Connexions South Yorkshire and has a number of screens specifically aimed at South Yorkshire protocols. However, the majority of the course deals with general and national issues.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Roles and responsibilities
- The Joint Protocol
- Risk assessment
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Front line staff, managers and policy makers in the Local Authorities, Police and Voluntary sector throughout South Yorkshire and beyond who work with or respond to children and young people who run away from care and home. Should a Local Authority wish to licence a customised version for their area, please email us to discuss.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.