Designated Officer Training

04jun9:30 am12:30 pmDesignated Officer TrainingFeaturedVirtual Event


Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Event Details

Trainer: Linda Sayers, Associate Trainer

Please note: this is an online training event.

This refresher course will enable you to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the Designated Child Protection Officer and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role. Those who have operational responsibility for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, and who make decisions about what action needs to be taken, will find this course invaluable.

This workshop will:

  • Develop understanding of the role and responsibilities of a DCPO.
  • Increase understanding of the structure and functions of statutory bodies.
  • Develop awareness of the complexities of the DCPO role and strategies to deal with them.
  • Improve understanding of forms of abuse (physical, emotional, neglect, sexual and exploitation) and risk and vulnerability factors.
  • Improve understanding of the complex concepts of need, harm, and significant harm.
  • Increase awareness of the legal and rights context underpinning the DCPO role.
  • Improve understanding of the Threshold of Needs Matrix.
  • Develop understanding of key safeguarding issues from case reviews and research.
  • Relate roles and responsibilities to organisation policy and procedures.
  • Increase awareness of the challenges of managing confidentiality, information sharing and data protection.
  • Develop and improve decision making skills.
  • Develop competence in recording and information sharing.
  • Explore good practice in use of UNOCINI.

N.B. for Social Workers this course is worth 18 PiP Professional Credits. These can be claimed via the NISCC website.

Important Information:

  • Our funding restrictions are such that this training is only available to those who work/volunteer for a voluntary, charitable, faith or community-based organisation. Please ensure you meet this criteria before applying
  • CiNI recommends that the 3-hour online Designated Officer workshop be attended by those who have previously completed the full one-day Designated Officer training.
  • CiNI recommends that everyone undertaking the Designated Officer Training should have completed the Child Protection/Safeguarding Training in the last three years.
  • If you are unable to attend please cancel your place on the course via Eventbrite and contact / 02890 401290 as your place could get re-allocated to our waiting list.
  • Due to the high demand for this training we can only offer a maximum of 2 places per organisation. Please do not apply for more than 2 places. Contact about availability.


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