Probationers' Seminar (1)

1. Child Protection in the context of GIRFEC; 2. Achieving the Standard for Full Registration Thursday 1st September 2016

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street (The Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1TH (location map)
Date:   01/09/2016
Course timings:   10 - 3.30 p.m. including lunch. Registration and coffee from 9.30 a.m.
Cost:   £95

This first seminar will give probationers in SCIS schools an opportunity to meet and network with each other.  In addition to gaining an insight into the support SCIS can provide, the focus will be on 2 aspects: 

Child Protection in the context of GIRFEC

The morning session will provide essential training in Child Protection, covering basic awareness:

  • The National and Local Context of Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People, including duties under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
  • Where to look for Guidance
  • Definitions & Signs of Abuse
  • The Law and Medical Consent
  • Responding to a Concern or Disclosure
  • The Role of the Named Person and Child Protection Co-ordinator
  • Recording and Procedures
  • Keeping Children and Young People safe in the Digital World
  • Minimising Risk – Good Practice when Working with Children
  • Code of Conduct

The session will be delivered by Anne Darling and will include a mix of presentation and discussion around case studies, giving ample opportunity to consider issues and build confidence in the area of child protection. 

Achieving the Standard for Full Registration 

The afternoon session will be led by colleagues from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).  It will serve as both a welcome from the GTCS and as an information provision session.   Colleagues from the GTCS will demystify the responsibilities and actions of probationer teachers in their induction year. 

Please register as soon as possible and by Friday 26 August at the latest.

Registration closed