Child Protection and Safeguarding Level 2 Handout



Definitions in safeguarding


  • Safeguarding – To protect from harm with an appropriate measure
  • Child protection – To protect children from abuse and maltreatment, their health and development and to ensure they grow up with safe provision of safe and effective care taking action to enable all children to have the best outcome
  • To Harm- To physically injure
  • To Abuse- To treat someone with cruelty or violence
  • To Neglect – To fail to care for


Physical Abuse

  • unexplained bruising, marks or injuries on any part of the body
  • multiple bruises or burns in clusters
  • flinching when approached or touched


Emotional Abuse

  • neurotic behaviour e.g. sulking, hair twisting, rocking
  • fear of making mistakes
  • developmental delay in terms of emotional progress


Sexual Abuse

  • pain or itching, bruising or bleeding in the genital area
  • sexual knowledge which is beyond their age, or developmental level or sexual drawings or language
  • saying they have secrets they cannot tell anyone about



  • constant hunger, sometimes stealing food from other children
  • constantly dirty or ‘smelly’
  • mentioning being left alone or unsupervised.


Whistle blowing

  • Whistle blowing is the act of making internal complaints about another member of staff
  • You will have a policy that states the action you need to take
  • Use this policy
  • The policy is there to protect you in acting against another member of staff


What courses can I do next?

  • Fire safety awareness
  • Fire aid
  • Food safety
  • Observation and planning
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Behaviour management and positive interaction
  • Anaphylaxis and autoinjector training
  • Health and safety
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • E safety