CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING
A one-day training on child protection and safeguarding was conducted for some volunteers of FAME foundation on the August 14, 2020 at FAME Hub, Suite D7, Halima Plaza, Plot 1496 Balanga Street, Area 11, Garki.
The training started from 9:20 am with two sessions facilitated by Anna Mambula; Programme Manager at FAME and Mrs. Aderonke Bello; Exceutive Director of FAME foundation and ended at about 1:30 pm with two breaks in between.
The goal of the training was to educate FAME Volunteers on the basics of child protection and safeguarding.
- Explain the need for the knowledge of child protection and emphasize on the need of volunteers upholding every child’s right as their paramount responsibility.
- Discuss the term Child protection issues and its signs.
- Enlighten Volunteers on the procedures to take during and after a disclosure.
Before the training session properly began, participants were given an assessment to take and instructed to imagine and illustrate in a simple drawing; a child they know or have seen. This was to help them come to the realization that the training they were about to undergo was for real children they come across in their daily lives.
The first session was facilitated by Anna Mambula. She covered the concept of child protection and safeguarding, who a child is, those with the responsibility of protection a child; ie. The six rings of responsibility consisting of the family, community, institutions, nation and international bodies.
Child protection issues were categorized into 3; Child right’s violation, child abuse and circumstantial/situational abuse with child abuse further divided into sexual, neglect, physical and emotional abuse.
Finally, the measures to take when a child has been abused and a detailed process/steps to take during and after a disclosure.
At the end of the session, a 15-question assessment was conducted to evaluate the understanding of the participants and expatiate more on major areas of confusion. Afterward, the participants was instructed to write a letter to their imaginary child pledging to protect and safeguard the rights of every child they come across.
The second session which was facilitated by Mrs. Aderonke Bello, emphasized on the need for volunteers to be on the lookout for children especially during outreaches and events. She further buttress on the responsibilities of volunteers in protecting and assisting children they engage with.
She listed out the possible signs of all the various forms of abuse and how a child is negatively affected by abuse.
At the end of both session, an evaluation was conducted to assess the training performance.
At the end, objectives of the training was meet, participants affirmed gaining value/knowledge for their time.
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