During the course we will see how the overall responsibility for any child protection case should be undertaken by a trained caseworker who has already received appropriate training and supervision. A child protection caseworker might be a social worker or another child protection professional. They might be working within a government child protection service or, another agency with appropriate authorisation. This could be a UN agency, or a national or international NGO, nominated by, or working in coordination with, a government child protection service. We will refer throughout the course to such organisations as an ‘authorised’ agency. We will also see how those of you from other relevant services also have an important role to play working in coordination with child protection caseworkers.
We hope you will feel comfortable with the following topics by the end of the course:
- Understanding the child protection risks, vulnerabilities and challenges that may be heightened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
- The implementation and adaption of child protection case management during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Working together across sectors, and with community-based child protection groups, to address the protection needs of children through a child protection case management approach- including ways to identify children facing protection risks and how they receive support
- The importance of maintaining the safety and well-being of all those involved in the protection and care of children.