Further Work in Child Protection

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313.
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people (CHCPRT003)
  • Work within a practice framework (CHCPRT005)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration.

‘Further work in Child Protection’ builds on participants' knowledge of child protection in the Australian context, and in NSW, specifically under NSW legislation.

A basic understanding of indicators of risk and reporting is assumed.

The course looks at how the legislation is implemented in practice, in organisations and with children, young people and families. It also outlines essential casework skills of investigation, assessment, safety planning and making effective referrals focusing on the needs of the child.
Communication with a range of stakeholders, from children and young people, through to parents, community members and agencies from a range of cultural backgrounds is explored.
Worker safety and self-management is also addressed.

A range of case studies and scenarios will be provided to assist participants implement their skills and knowledge for further learning.

To be eligible for assessment, participants must be able to demonstrate 120 hours of work in a child protection service and direct work with children and families

Participants will:

  • Identify how to work according to legal, political and community expectations of child protection work
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the child protection system, roles and responsibilities of key agencies
  • Recognise the impacts of child abuse and neglect in the processes of investigation and assessment
  • Practice prioritising the child/young person in child protection
  • Identify challenges & strategies to effectively work in a collaborative framework
  • Describe effective safe work and self-management in child protection duties
  • Identify risk factors for families and support them to identify these risks
  • Describe appropriate and effective strategies for working with children, families and agencies from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Identify appropriate referrals for families
  • Describe other agencies and personnel to liaise and consult with as appropriate

Who should attend?

Workers who have completed core training in child protection