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FIS Training - Appropriate Touch when Working with Children

Facilitated by Children in Wales

Touch is an essential aspect of many support roles with children; adult physical contact is not only inevitable but beneficial. However many practitioners are unclear and anxious about using touch in a work environment. This half day course will allow participants to explore when touch is appropriate for their role and how this can be carried out in a transparent way that is accountable and supports safe working practices. Appropriate touch not only promotes a child's social and emotional development but is also a highly effective and powerful method of non-verbal communication and is key to the development of healthy relationships. Touch must be child centred not staff centred and should meet with the requirements of safeguarding.

Keeping children safe from abuse should also involve teaching children about appropriate and inappropriate touch and by doing so it should help children to better protect themselves. Clarity should always be the aim and a child should never be left in any doubt about a member of staff's intention behind physical contact. The context or environment in which touch takes place between practitioners and children is the over-riding factor determining the emotional and physical safety of both parties.


Course 1 - Bookings taken from April 2017Course venue

Monday 19 June 2017

9.30am - 1.30pm

Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, Oystermouth Road, Swansea. SA1 3SN


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