Child protection is a significant course for all foster carers regardless of the age or stage of children and young people in your care.

All children need care and protection and therefore there is legislation to protect their rights and wellbeing.

While some parents relinquish care of their children or are medically unable to care for them, majority of children and young people in care have experienced abuse and/or neglect.

This course focuses on recognising and responding to child abuse and neglect. Types of child abuse, definitions and indicators of abuse or neglect will be covered during this course. Case studies explore the situations of children in care who have experienced significant child abuse and/or neglect.