Covered in this course

The Safeguarding Children Training course is broken down into 5 sections.

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.

A cartoon tree with colourful handprints showing the jobs where safeguarding children is necessary

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.

Extra resources: 

Our course now includes 'off-thread' printable booklets, full of extra information relating to the safeguarding responsibilities of people working in an educational setting. They focus on the topics of 'Prevent Duty' and 'Female Genital Mutilation' (FGM).

Images showing that bruising, bite marks and cuts are signs of child abuse as part of safeguarding children training programme

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.

Large image of a baby lying on the floor with a warning against abuse to safeguard children

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.

Diagram of a woman with words to do with child centred approach to safeguarding children

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.

Screenshot of a recorded observation for the safeguarding of children as part of our safeguarding children training course

Safeguarding Children Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Safeguarding Children Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Safeguarding Children Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.​

Safeguarding Children Training Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 895 real user reviews.

4.41 out of 5
i took loads out of this course, proper.

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Straight forward and simple to use

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Informative, comprehensive, well made

For an overview of what to do when a disclosure of abuse has been made, and given the time frame, the course is excellently delivered: content, and mode of delivery were thorough, understandable, and comprehensive. Thank you.

Well presented, concise, to the point.

This is a serious subject, made more serious in the society we live in today. The course has made me more aware of the problems faced by children in general and how to detect something is not right with a child. The reporting procedures are well explained and are clear and concise, this has made for a more in depth view of possible forms of abuse.

Very clear and concise.

A hugely important area to cover and the training is extremely well set out, easy to follow and gets across all the key points.

very informative and useful

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Very clear and concise

This gave good details and was very understandable. The content was good and you could relate to what was being said. The person talking was clear and gave good direction.

A valuable addition to my knowledge

This course gave me insight into the world of safeguarding, it will help me to give me an informed standpoint to my work practice

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Legislation relating to the Safeguarding of Children

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Children's and Young Persons Act 2008

What is The Children's and Young Persons 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

KCSIE 2018 Changes 

Every institute of education that purchases any one of our education courses will receive free access to our KCSIE 2018 course. The KCSIE 2018 is mandatory training for school staff and has been enforced by The Department of Education. 

Want to know more about The Children's and Young Persons Act 2008 and The Children's Act 2004? See our Guide to the Children's Act...

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