ECIS / ICMEC CHILD PROTECTION RESPONSE TEAM WORKSHOP LEVEL I
Monday 13 September (15:00 – 18:00 BST)
Monday 20 September (15:00 – 18:00 BST)
Monday 27 September (15:00 – 18:00 BST)
Monday 04 October (15:00 – 18:00 BST)
This course will be split into 4 x 3 hours sessions and will be delivered virtually via Zoom.
The Training is aimed at and priced for a team of 5.
It will be delivered live by a multidisciplinary team that includes experts in institutional response and recovery, victim behaviour, crisis communications, and trauma-informed care.
The training is geared solely towards response teams. Response teams are comprised of child protection designates and deputies, senior leaders and designated board member, counselors, HR professionals, athletic and activity directors, nurse/medical staff, and staff with special child protection responsibilities including IT, social-emotional learning (SEL), trips/service learning, and curriculum areas of vulnerability including early years, special needs/SEN, athletics, music and performing arts.
This course was adapted and tested to maximize the virtual platform. It enables deep training of school-based child protection response teams to fulfil accreditation standards. Experts will support response teamwork on the creation and audit of child protection policies and supplemental policies, such as safer hiring. Teams will work together to develop shared values around child protection while evaluating their institutional risks and vulnerabilities.
The ITFCP allegation protocol will be introduced, and teams will use case reviews to understand victim and offender behaviour. Topics addressed include first responder question formation and the grooming process. Individual team planning using course provided scaffolding will be emphasized. Online tools, such as polling, and breakout rooms will enable participant interaction and exchange by role and country location. Support and resources for whole staff training will be provided through the training the trainer approach.
- Understand child protection accreditation standards and foundational beliefs.
- Determine needed policies and stages of implementation.
- Identify supporting resources, including ITFCP Allegation Protocol, audits,
and CP policy samples.
- Work as a team to enhance or create CP policies and procedures.
- Prioritize supplemental policies.
- Understand basic victim and offender behaviour.
- Identify and accomplish five fast tasks that make your school safer.
- Introduce the Issue of self-care and COVID-related resources.
There are no prerequisites for Level I response team training. Because the planning time is collaborative, schools are encouraged to send multiple team members to workshops. (Note ICMEC recommends team pricing so teams can train together in groups of 4 or more).