VIP Enhanced Qualifications

Basic Qualifications Required:   
Enhanced SRO check (or equivalent)
V.I.P. Training Certificate or
V.I.P. (Worker) Qualification or
V.I.P. (Trainer) Qualification

The following additional training courses are available. All are a full day course but can be carried out over 2 half days.

Pre-school V.I.P.: Covering all aspects of prevention work with pre-school children and their parents. This includes how to use the V.I.P. resources with younger children, child protection issues, disclosures, language and approach, working with staff and parents and adapting the resources to suit different needs.

Primary V.I.P.: Covering in detail all aspects of prevention work with primary aged children. This will include use of all age appropriate V.I.P. resources, adapting the resources, bullying, other abuse issues, disclosures, child protection issues, tackling specific issues.

Teen V.I.P.: Covering all aspects of working with teenagers including power and control, relationships, delivery of programmes and sessions, child protection issues, adapting the resources, working with teachers and specific issues to address.

Specialist V.I.P.: This looks at the more specialised and focused work of V.I.P. including working with hearing impaired and visually impaired children, those with learning difficulties or behavioural issues, those with differing abilities and how to work effectively with these young people.
Also includes ethnic issues, FGM, honour killing and LGBT issue based work.

Vulnerable Adult V.I.P.: This covers issues for vulnerable adults, how to use the resources designed for them and how to adapt other resource for use with this group of people to be most effective. This includes communication issues and understanding of safety in context of the abilities and needs of the vulnerable adults.

Senior V.I.P.: This covers use of the basic resources with older people, understanding of the needs of older people, communication, safety issues for older people, elder abuse and a variety of other issues. This includes how to get into sheltered complexes to deliver the programme and how to evaluate delivery of the programmes.