This online training programme is sold on a 12-month subscription basis. Extra training credits can be purchased if necessary if you use up all your credits before the 12 month period is over.
Safeguarding children is about protecting children and keeping them safe from harm. It’s about promoting their health and welfare and helping them to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.
This programme covers the difficult subject of child abuse; the different types of abuse, how to recognise the signs and how to correctly and discreetly report concerns. It also looks at the importance of speaking up and acting quickly.
The course addresses the 4 ‘R’s of child protection – Recognise, Respond, Report and Record to help to explain the safeguarding process - and is particularly suited to those working in the Education, Care and Leisure sectors.
You may also be interesting in our other course, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
Key Features & Benefits of this Course
Complete this course online in just 50 minutes
Ensure best practice in line with the Children's Act 2008
End of course test and printable certificate
Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Safeguarding Children 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
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.