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Development of an Auditing Tool to Support the Delivery of Inter-Professional Training Within the Field of Safeguarding Children

NCJ Number
Child Abuse Review Volume: 21 Issue: 2 Dated: March-April 2012 Pages: 141-150
Daryl Dugdale; Carol Wells
Date Published
April 2012
10 pages
This article examines the need for developing an auditing tool for use in the delivery of inter-professional training in the field of child protection.
This article the need for and the development of a review tool for use in evaluating the delivery of inter-professional training programs in the field of child protection. The review, or auditing, tool is an interactive program that is divided into three areas: provision, participants, and practice systems. Each main area is then subdivided into eight sections, with five questions for each section. These questions are used by program evaluators to provide feedback from participants on the language used in the training and to highlight areas of development that need to be addressed. The provision segment contains three sections: resources, trainer, and strategy, which are discussed in detail. The participants segment, also discussed in more detail, contains sections that focus on values, attitudes and beliefs, role, clarity and competence, and inter-agency working relationships. The third segment, practice systems, contains two segments, mandate and policies and climate and culture, and addresses the climate and culture of the Local Safeguarding Child Boards (LSCBs) within with the training program sits. The final portion of the article discusses how the auditing tool can be used to improve the delivery of inter-agency training programs for professionals involved in the field of child protection. References