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The course will help practitioners gain an understanding of how to protect children within their establishment. It will also help you to gain an understanding of what safeguarding is and how to actively promote it when working with children.

  1. Introduction to safeguarding  

1.1 Definitions within safeguarding 

1.2 Roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protection 

1.3 Identify how staff can protect themselves from allegations and complaints in their everyday working practices using policies 

  1. Know legislation, statutory guidance and national policies relevant to safeguarding and protection

2.1 State legislation, statutory guidance and national policies relevant to safeguarding and protection 

2.2 Identify how legislation, statutory guidance and national policies can assist in safeguarding and protection 

  1. Understand abuse and the indicators of abuse 

3.1 Describe different types of abuse 

3.2 Recognise the signs, symptoms and indicators of different types of abuse 

3.3 Identify factors that may make someone more vulnerable to abuse 

3.4 Select reasons why abuse is not always recognised 

3.5 Recognise and identity neglect 

  1. Know how to respond to disclosure or suspected abuse 

4.1 Understand procedures for reporting and recording abuse 

4.2 Identify other people and organisations who might need to know disclosed information 

4.3 Distinguish when disclosed information must be shared with others 

There is no previous experience required for this course, but learners must be over the age of 14. 

You must have a good understanding of basic English and basic IT skills to navigate the online module. 

The course will be assessed by a short multichoice questionnaire at the end of the online module in order to assess your knowledge and understanding. 

This course will qualify you for a Level 2 Safeguarding children valid for 2 years

Other courses commonly completed with this course include:

  • Paediatric first aid at work
  • Food safety level 2
  • Emergency first aid at work (adults) 
  • Early years Foundation Stage Framework

This course can be a qualification towards careers in:

  • Nursery nurse
  • Child practitioner 
  • Childminder
  • Teacher
  • Youth work 
  • Sports coach 

‘This course was knowledgeable’ – Henry 

 

‘I enjoyed this and look forward to doing a level 3’  – Laurie

 

‘The course covered new areas I had not before’  – Fummi