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Child Safeguarding, e–learning course

Every child has, and deserves the right to feel protected from abuse and maltreatment, ensuring that they grow up with the provision of safe and effective care. Child Safeguarding is a term used to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of children, which allows them to live free from abuse, harm and neglect which could impact on the child’s health and/or development. Child abuse can take different forms, all of which can cause long term damage to a child. If your work activities involve working with children you need to consider our Child Safeguarding Course

This e – learning module provides the essential information as outlined in UK legislation, in addition to your moral duty for safeguarding children. The training makes clear both the employer’s and employee’s responsibility in addition to assisting with the practical application.

The module explains what safeguarding children actually means and identifies the four different forms of abuse that children can be subject to. It also demonstrates how child abuse can show itself and what you need to look out for when working with children and their families. The training addresses what you should do if you suspect abuse or have received information that may indicate child abuse, systematically guiding you through what steps should be taken to protect both the people you are working with and yourself.

The consequences of not providing suitable training can be disastrous in terms of human suffering, legal costs and business interruption. This is why more and more businesses are using e-learning to easily communicate the essential knowledge required when it comes to Safeguarding children. We are the trusted e-learning provider to a wide range of companies and organisations from SMEs through to national brands and UK government agencies who all love the ease-of-use of our online training courses. E-learning is fast to deploy and all learners can be tracked through our intuitive learning management system

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have learned about:

  • How the law defines child safeguarding
  • Your moral and legal duty for safeguarding children
  • The legal background to child safeguarding
  • The four different forms of abuse that children can suffer
  • How abuse can show itself in children
  • What signs to look out for that may indicate a child is suffering abuse
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or it is reported to you
  • How to respond should you fear a child is in immediate danger
  • How to talk to a child about abuse
  • How to provide a safe environment for children
  • How to protect yourself against allegations of abuse
  • What information should be included in a child safeguarding policy
  • The importance of interacting positively with children.

Child Safeguarding Course Content

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  • Welcome
  • Section 1
  • What is child safeguarding
  • Defining the different forms of abuse
  • Child abuse in numbers
  • Child safeguarding and the law
  • Section 2
  • Recognising a child suffering abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional abuse
  • Section 3
  • How to respond if you suspect child abuse
  • Talking to a child about abuse
  • Child safegaurding policy
  • Creating a Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Section 4
  • The 'Baby P' case
  • Safeguarding scenario part 1
  • Safeguarding scenario part 2
  • Section 5
  • Protecting yourself from allegations
  • A safe and nurturing environment
  • A positive note
  • Child safeguarding test

Who should complete this course?

The course is designed for all employees with little or no knowledge of Child Safeguarding issues, so is ideal for induction and refresher training.

  • Prior Learning? - None required
  • Pre Course learning? - None required
  • Certification - All learners who successfully complete the module will be issued with a certificate of learning
  • Duration - Approximately 30 minutes

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