SC Learning Categories

Specific Contact Workforce

Also those managing/supervising and supporting people in this group

Click on the competencies knowledge and skills required

Operations
SC1

Protect and promote the well-being of children, young people and adults.

SC2

Access all relevant aspects of local child an adult protection procedures

SC3

Contribute to identifying and implementing potential interventions.

SK1

Nature and prevalence of the abuse, harm and neglect of people and the factors associated with this (e.g. power and control).

SK2

Specific forms of abuse, harm and neglect (e.g. emotional, physical, self harm or financial).

SK3

The factors that can potentially impact on child and adult protection (e.g. disability, ethnic group, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse, childhood trauma, complex needs).

SK4

Their own and their agency’s roles, responsibilities, procedures, protocols and guidance.

SK5

Multi-agency Child Care & Protection Committee, Adult Support & Protection Committee, Violence Against Women Partnership and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements procedures, protocols and guidance.

SK6

The role of the Child Care & Protection Committee, the Adult Support & Protection Committee, the Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership and MAPPA.

SK7

The role of the named person and lead professionalwithin the GIRFEC context

SK8

Relevant and current legislation and guidance (e.g. human rights, information sharing, adults with incapacity).

SK9

The importance of relevant, proportionate and timely recording and information sharing.

SS1

Apply the relevant protection legislation and guidance to practice.

SS2

Apply a person centred and outcomes focused approach to their work.

SS3

Risk assess and respond appropriately to disclosures of abuse, harm and neglect.

SS4

Seek and identify people's views and promote their rights.

SS5

Engage, communicate, observe and work effectively with children, young people and adults and their families/carers.

SS6

Recognise and respond to the need for advocacy and/or additional support with communication difficulties.

SS7

Engage and work effectively with other workers across all disciplines and agencies.

SS8

Distinguish between observation, facts, information gained from others and opinion.

SS9

Apply key theories underpinning their work with children, young people and adults to support people's development.

SS10

Identify what to do to protect and promote the well-being of children, young people or adults who are suffering or at risk of suffering harm, abuse or neglect.

SS11

Carry out all aspects of their role in child and adult protection including: compiling a chronology; keeping records; contributing to an investigation to inform the protection process.

SS12

Make appropriate referrals including using specialist agencies

SS13

Individually and collectively assess and reflect on their own role and practice in relation to Protecting People