My name is Vijay Baskar, I am the Senior Child Safeguarding Adviser at Keeping Children Safe and I am based in Chennai, India. I will be your course facilitator for this unit.
In this unit, you will focus on recognising the signs that a child is being abused and learn how to respond to what they tell you. You will build your skills and confidence in recognising situations that may put children at risk, and how to respond appropriately.
You will discover that there are challenges to responding to child abuse. Barriers of various kinds. Barriers that hinder a child from even reporting a concern. Barriers that may prevent an organisation from reporting a major child abuse incident to a partner or donor.
This unit builds especially on the earlier work you have done on values, attitudes and cultural practices.