I’ve been exchanging emails this week with Victoria Simpson about a British website that offers e-learning courses about how to protect children. Here’s some of what she had to say about them:
I am trying to raise awareness of these courses for my client and it is also a subject that is close to my heart having had abused children come and stay with us.
There is some info on the course here
But in a nutshell, the aim of the course is to concentrate on ways in which children and young people can ‘stay safe’ by minimising the incidence of child abuse and neglect. The module will help the learner gain a better understanding of the types of abuse or neglect to a child and explain what the learner must do if they suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
It will help the learner to:
* Understand the various types of child abuse and neglect
* Identify the signs and what to look for
* Know what steps to take if there is a suspicion of abuse
* Know what to do if a child or adult discloses abuse
* Understand the importance of keeping records
She offered me a chance to get a free temporary login and review the courses, but since I don’t have children of my own, instead I asked if I could talk about the courses here and see if anyone of the readers would be interested in doing a review, either on this blog, or their own. She is giving me the opportunity to extend the offer to some folks, so if this is something you’re interested in doing leave a comment here, and make sure you fill in your email address in the comment form. (Don’t worry, I’m the only one who sees the email in the form) I will pass it along to her, and if you don’t have your own blog, let me know in the comment and I’ll be in touch to find out about guest posting here.