Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:LSCB Multi-Agency Training

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

We know that disabled children are at an increased risk of being abused compared with their non-disabled peers. They are also less likely to receive the protection and support they need when they have been abused[tippy title=”**” href=”#”] We have the right to be safe David Miller and Jon Brown, 2014[/tippy]. Their additional needs must be met to allow them to be properly safeguarded. This course will increase your knowledge and awareness of those needs. There is a focus on how safeguarding practice can be put into place, thus reducing the potential risks.

Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the factors that make children with disabilities more vulnerable to harm and their safeguarding needs
  • Describe the attitudes and assumptions that can exist in relation to children with disabilities suffering from abuse and neglect
  • Develop understanding of multi-agency roles in safeguarding children with disabilities
  • Gain practice skills in communicating with children with disabilities when investigating abuse or neglect


Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the session scheduled to take place in June 2016 has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience,


To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120