Experts in child protection

News

Announcements and News

Introducing PCA’s new face-to-face Training Sessions

More and more, parents, communities and Governments are setting the standard that is not acceptable for an organisation to just respond (even ‘respond well’) to allegations of child abuse and neglect - regardless of who the alleged perpetrator is. Instead the focus is on prevention. The focus is on what systems, practices, and safeguards the organisation has in place to prevent children and young people from experiencing harm in the first place. As recently as this week, governments have announced changes to mandatory reporting laws to better respond to allegations of child sexual abuse.

The work of [The Royal] Commission [into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse] has emphasized that members of the public, children and young people, parents, carers, families and communities should be confident that organisations working with children provide safe environments where children’s rights, needs and interests are met
— National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, p. 3. 2018.

Do your staff and volunteers know how to recognise early warning signs that children and young people may be at risk of significant harm in their own homes? Would they know what to do if they did?

Do your staff know if they are mandatory notifiers and how to meet their legal obligations?

Would they recognise if a co-worker was grooming children at work?

Would your staff and volunteers have the confidence to report that they suspected a colleague was causing harm to children?

Do your staff and volunteers understand that the way they work, the rules they ignore, and the environments they work within can all contribute to either increasing or decreasing the risk of harm to children and young people?

PCA is proud to be releasing our range of face-to-face training sessions focused on preventing and responding to child protection matters, child safe organisations and making recruitment child-safe. These sessions have been designed to give your staff the skills they need in as a reasonable timeframe without removing important content.

These sessions are completely transparent and offered for a fixed-investment which is published on PCA’s website. Some sessions can be tailored and personalized to include your organisation’s policies and process for a small additional fixed-investment. Travel and accommodation costs are not included in these investment figures, but flat-rate travel options allow PCA to quickly and consistently provide a fixed-cost quote on this component.

For more information on all PCA’s face-to-face training sessions or to request to book training, visit our Training Product Services page.

Bradley Poynting