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Safeguarding Children - Level 2

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This Advanced Child Protection and Safeguarding – Level 2 course is designed to train teachers, childminders, child care practitioner, social workers, youth 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 training course, you will have in-depth knowledge of the key principles of child safeguarding, safeguarding laws and how to take appropriate action if you suspect a case of abuse or neglect.

  • CPD accredited, quality online training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
  • Self-paced learning that is laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 learning support and guidance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

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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
  • Childminder
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of child safeguarding laws, policies and procedures
  • Identify the different types of child abuse: domestic, physical and emotional
  • Assess if a child is at risk and recognise the signs of abuse and neglect
  • Recognise when to report safeguarding concerns and know how to proceed in the case of disclosure from a child
  • Comply with record-keeping guidelines and understand which documents should be included in safeguarding records
  • Communicate effectively with and share the right information with social services when making a referral


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.

Course Curriculum

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.

The final module takes a look at record-keeping procedures and policies, including which documents should be included in safeguarding records, and the policy regarding sharing information.

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Course Reviews


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  1. Excellent courses


    Excellent courses. Very much detailed and I genuinely loved the way every single topic has explained with examples.

  2. Cool materials


    My job with social services demands certain precautions in matters of children and vulnerable adults. I decided to do the compliance course for the necessary certification. Loved it!

  3. Excellent course


    For my research purposes, I have to visit some primary schools and talk to children. My supervisor instructed me to do a safeguarding course for working with children. The course by Training Express was excellent.

  4. Concise & enjoyable


    I am about to start my career in primary school as a teaching assistant. I need relevant training on safeguarding children as it is a sensitive matter at schools. The course was concise and enjoyable. Thank you very much.

  5. safeguarding children-level 2


    Overall a great course. more IT and guidance at the start would have been helpful, I still completed it. I would recommend this course

  6. Safeguarding Children Level 2


    Really informative course and easy to follow. Loved the little quizzes at the end of each module to help test and retain what was in each module.

  7. Safeguarding Children level 2


    Excelente course! I recommed it!

  8. safeguarding level 2


    enjoyed this course

  9. Excellent


    I’m very impressed by the detail and topics covered in this course and feel much more confident regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection.

  10. Informative course


    Thank you for this course it has taught me more about child safeguarding which will be useful for when I am tutoring children




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