Stop it Now!
Training for professionals
We deliver child sexual abuse prevention training to professionals across Wales.
We work with Welsh organisations to identify their needs and tailor our child protection training appropriately. We can create packages suitable for those working with children, young people and families.
Professionals Protect! session
The Professionals Protect! session is a 2 hour public education session for professionals, volunteers or other adults who work or volunteers with children and young people. The session aims to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and provide positive messages about what they can do to protect children. Discussion during the session allows participants to understand abuser behaviour including the barrier to identifying harmful behaviour and how to overcome them. The session concludes with information about what positive preventation actions adults can take in their professional roles to prevent child sexual abuse.
Professionals Protect! Advanced course
This one-day course aims to raise awareness to educate and build confidence in professionals on issues around child sexual abuse prevention, internet safety, understanding healthy sexual development in children and young people and positive preventative action. Courses are made up of 8 hours in total, either given in one day or split into sessions. This course is for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of child sexual abuse and its prevention. It is particularly relevant to health visitors, nurses, mid-wives, social services intake and assessment team staff, teachers and school support staff, youth workers, child care workers, and those who work to support children, young people and families.
Seminars and Information Stands
We are available to deliver presentations, workshops and seminars at national and regional conferences across Wales organised by our strategic partners. We are keen to provide Information stands or resources at community or professional events across Wales.
Conwy Borough County Families First Project
In the Conwy Borough County Families First have funded delivery of a number of protective sessions aimed at families and professionals. We have already developed strong local links in Conwy that will enable the project to reach and engage with Conwy families. Working relationships with local organisations are established and the project will continue to work with these agencies to develop and deliver the parent and carer seminars. We are working closely with Conwy Voluntry Service Council and the Conwy Families Information Service to deliver this project.
On behalf of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese Safeguarding Commission, I just want to thank you for the excellent ‘Professionals Protect’ Training you have delivered for us. At present we have completed five training sessions with three further sessions arranged. Additionally an ‘Internet Safety Seminar’ was delivered. All your training sessions were very well received and we hope to continue with this valuable work. By the time we have completed your current planned programme we anticipate that over one hundred people will have attended.
The training feedback forms we have received indicated 100% achievement in the categories of ‘usefulness’, ‘recommendation to others’ and in ‘giving parents more confidence in dealing with abusive situations’. A General Practitioner who attended told me this was the best course she had received on child protection.
Your professionalism, punctuality and commitment is very much appreciated in delivering outside the normal working day to meet the needs of parents and safeguarding representatives.
I have recently had contact with Great Ormond Street Hospital whose moto is ‘The Child First and Always’. Your training emphasises this ethos.
We would also like to thank the Welsh Government for funding the Lucy Faithfull Foundation Programmes and trust they will be in a position to continue this vital training. We feel your sessions have made a valuable contribution to child protection in Wales
With kind regards, Martin Mahoney, Safeguarding Coordinator, Archdiocese of Cardiff
To discuss your child protection training needs, please contact the Wales team on 07720 590129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.