The Child Protection and Safeguarding course is designed to train teachers, childminders, child care practitioner, social workers, and other professionals who work with children. As an adult, it is your legal responsibility to have a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding laws, policies and procedures to ensure the welfare of children under your care and supervision.
In this in-depth training course, you’ll receive practical training on the fundamentals of safeguarding, such as recognising when a child is at risk of abuse, the national safeguarding framework, how to make a referral and when to report your safeguarding concerns.
By the end of this course, you’ll have an excellent understanding of how to care for children who are at risk of harm, and how the safeguarding process works. Our trusted service ensures you’ll receive instant results and a certified qualification on successful course completion, as proof of your new skills.
Who should take the course
This comprehensive training course is suitable for anyone who works with or cares for children, who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their legal requirements and safeguarding procedures. This course is ideal for those who work in the following professions:
- Teacher/Teaching Assistant
- Social Worker
- Paediatric nurse
- Children Youth Worker
- Any professional that is responsible for supervising and caring for children
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we will learn the definition of safeguarding, the importance of safeguarding, safeguarding roles and responsibilities, and child protection policies.
In module two, we will explore the UK laws and key legislation behind safeguarding children, outlining the fundamental points of each act. We will also take a look at child safeguarding policy and guidelines.
In module three, we will gain an in-depth understanding of what constitutes abuse and neglect, the different types of abuse, and how to identify the signs of a child at risk.
In module 4, we will learn about child sexual exploitation, the types of sexual abuse, the characteristics of sexual offenders, and the common patterns and signs of child sexual abuse.
In module 5, you will be guided on how to assess if a child is at risk of harm, how to recognise a high-risk situation, and will explore the steps in the single assessment process.
In module 6, we will learn about the protocol on sharing information that has been disclosed by a child, your ‘duty of care’, and how to take appropriate action when making referrals to social care services.
In module 7, you will learn how to make a referral to social services, what should be included in your referral, and what to do if you disagree with the decision made.