Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

The course is designed to offer information and guidance on all aspects of child protection and safeguarding. It is intended for any staff working within the children's sector.

Child protection is not just relevant to people working within children’s services. Within health and social care (and education) if someone comes into contact with a child (anyone under the age of 18) in their day to day work it is important that their well-being is safeguarded. This course provides an expert overview of current legislation and guidance, explaining how they translate into practical measures to keep children safe. The learner will be able to spot the signs of abuse and act accordingly. They will also appreciate the potential barriers to reporting of abuse and how they may be best overcome.

  • Average study time:
    study time

    1 hrs

  • Personal development points (CPD):
    points

    points

  • Price:
    points

    £14.95

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Course Details

Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Safeguarding children and Child Protection awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Core skills Training Framework – Subject 9 – Safeguarding Children

  • a) be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation 
  • b) understand the impact a parents / carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence 
  • c) understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding child protection context 
  • d) know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice 
  • e) understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking 
  • f) be aware of relevant legislation 

The Care Certificate – Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children 

  • 11.1 – to be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment – physical, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation 
  • 11.2 – To be able to understand the impact a parents / carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence 
  • 11.3 – To be able to understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding child protection context 
  • 11.4 – To know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice 
  • 11.5 – To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated with the internet and online social networking 
  • 11.6 – To be able to understand the basic knowledge of legislation

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Mapping
  • Meet The People

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

  • Introduction
  • Children Act 1989
  • Children (Leaving Care) 2000
  • Education Act 2002
  • Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003
  • Children Act 2004
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Children and Adoption Act 2006
  • Children and Young Persons Act 2008
  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
  • Education Act 2011
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • The Children’s Homes Regulations 2015
  • Children and Social Work Act 2017

Section 3 – Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

  • Introduction
  • Common Terms
  • Glossary - Other Useful Terms

Section 4 – "Recognising" Abuse and Neglect (1 of the 4 Rs)

  • Introduction
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Harm
  • Significant Harm
  • Types of Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Other Types of Abuse I - Online Abuse
  • Other Types of Abuse II - Child Trafficking
  • Other Types of Abuse III - Discriminatory Abuse
  • Other Types of Abuse IV - Organisational / Institutional abuse
  • Other Types of Abuse V - Radicalisation
  • The Effect of Parent's/Carer's Health

Section 5 – "Responding" to Abuse and Neglect (2 of the 4 Rs)

  • Introduction
  • Handling Allegations
  • Witnessed Abuse
  • Reporting
  • Barriers to Reporting
  • Whistleblowing

Section 6 – "Refering" & "Recording" Abuse & Neglect (3 & 4 of the 4 Rs)

  • Refering
  • Recording

Section 7 – Statistics

  • 21,183 STUDENTS
  • 9,400 COMPANIES
  • 40 COUNTRIES
  • AND COUNTING.....