Safeguarding Children Training

Safeguarding Children is all about protecting children and keeping them safe from harm. This training has been designed for anyone who comes into contact with children, either through their work or through volunteering.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this course online in as little as 50 minutes
  • CPD Approved
  • Work towards best practice in line with the Children's and Young Persons Act 2008
  • Covers contemporary topic of radicalisation
  • Ideal for those working in the Education Sector.
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
  • Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages

Safeguarding Children Training Course Contents

1. What is Safeguarding?

This section looks at the children who may be at risk. It looks at WHAT could put a child at risk and WHO they might be at risk from.

It emphasises the importance of a child-centred and coordinated approach. And it looks at the different organisations involved with supporting children.

2. Recognising Abuse in Children

This section looks at what constitutes abuse. It covers the 4 major types of abuse and 7 other types of harm that may be inflicted on children and it includes smacking.

It highlights the tell-tale signs that abuse might be happening, so you know what to look out for.

3. Responding to Abuse

Dealing with abuse and reporting abuse can be upsetting and should be handled sensitively. It's important to ACT and it's crucial to act QUICKLY.

In this section we give step by step guidance explaining what to do if you think abuse might be taking place, or if a child tells you they are being abused. We also look at what NOT to do.

4. Reporting Concerns

In this section we look at the importance of having a safeguarding policy and knowing who to report to.

We detail what should be reported. And we look at who should be told.

5. Recording Observations

Finally we explain what should be included in a written record.

We also emphasise the importance of working together and sharing information with the other agencies a child may come into contact with.

 Test & Certificate

This Safeguarding Children Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

 Legislation

The Childrens Act 2008

What is The Childrens Act 2008?

The primary purpose of the Children's and Young Persons Act 2008 was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children.

The United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles, each listing a different right that children have, and different responsibilities that the Government, and others, have to make sure that children have these rights. One of these rights is Protection from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and maltreatment: The Government must make sure children are protected from any type of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse or exploitation, while they are living with their parents or in the care of anyone else.

The Equality Act 2010 ensures equal treatment of everyone regardless of their protected characteristics, which includes age.

HM Government's Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 is a guide to inter-agency working document to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It stipulates the need for policies and procedures to this effect:

Training [is necessary] for persons who work with children or in services affecting the safety and welfare of children [...] Training should cover how to identify and respond early to the needs of all vulnerable children

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015), Chapter 1, Section 4

Employers are responsible for ensuring their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role. 

  • Staff must be given appropriate supervision and support, including undertaking safeguarding training.
  • Staff should be given a mandatory induction, which includes familiarisation with child protection responsibilities and procedures to be followed if anyone has any concerns about a child's safety or welfare.

In England and Wales every council area has its own Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) -  a partnership made up of the local council, schools, social services, NHS, Police, Probation Service, Emergency Services and other local organisations involved with children. The LSCB is legally responsible for putting into practice a child-centred approach and working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in their area.

In Scotland this role is provided by Child Protection Committees, and it is the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland who are responsible for this in Northern Ireland.

The information and advice in this training course follows:

  1. HM Government's statutory guidelines in, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
  2. HM Government's publication, What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
  3. And is in line with Level 1 of the competency framework in the Intercollegiate document, Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff 2014

 Reviews More reviews

Excellent, informative & straight forwar

5
By on May 16, 2017
Enjoyed the training. Far more efficient and I think effective way of delivering what is actually needed.

An accessible and informative course.

5
By on May 16, 2017
A well balanced and accessible refresher course that can be completed at your own pace and within your own time-frame.

This was a really good course.

5
By on May 16, 2017
Very comprehensive guide to child protection.