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New Child Abuse Awareness Courses Launched in York


1:39pm 14th January 2014

Volunteers and professionals working with children and young people in York will be able to access a host of training opportunities this year thanks to a wide range of courses organised by City of York Safeguarding Children Board.

The Board, which has overall responsibility for ensuring that agencies in York work together to protect children from abuse and neglect, will host a series of courses which are open to childcare professionals and those working with children in a voluntary capacity. A range of online courses are also open to practitioners and parents.

The majority of courses are free of charge and include basic child protection awareness, managing risk and supporting families involved with domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and safeguarding disabled children.

Dee Cooley, from the City of York Safeguarding Children Board, said: “We carried out a thorough review of the courses we offer last year in light of the Munro Review and the Government guidance Working Together. The sessions are now even more accessible and are tailored to ensure that we’re providing a York focus with an emphasis on developing and supporting good practice.

“Working with children and young people can be immensely challenging and rewarding and we hope that the sessions will enable professionals and volunteers to learn more about safeguarding, and how to protect and support the young people they’re working with.”

For more information on the courses available please visit or email Dee Cooley at

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