Safeguarding Children Course (Level 1)

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

This Safeguarding Children (Level 1) online training course explains what is meant by safeguarding children and how you can protect a child’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

For employers, it is an easy way to ensure that all employees are up to date with Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

The CPD Certification Service has certified this training course.

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Other Safeguarding Courses

1 – Safeguarding Adults Course (Level 2)

Who is Safeguarding Children for?

This Safeguarding Children course (Level 1) is intended for everyone who works with, or has contact with, children and it covers the essential underpinning knowledge required by Care Certificate Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children.

Safeguarding Certificate

When do I get my Safeguarding Children certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

Your certificate will include the CPD Certification Service logo. Therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Safeguarding Children course cover?

The course contains the following 15 topics:

1 – Introduction to safeguarding children

The first topic outlines what safeguarding children means. It discusses who abuses children and who is responsible for safeguarding children. The topic also describes the impact of child abuse.

2 – Legislation, policies and procedures

The second topic identifies the rights of a child and outlines UK safeguarding law. The topic covers what happens when abuse is reported

3 – About parents and carers

The third topic describes the impact of drugs and alcohol on parents and the impact of stress on the whole family. The topic also discusses parental mental health issues.

4 – Physical abuse

Topic 4 defines and describes physical abuse. It identifies possible effects and some warning signs of

5 – Emotional abuse

Topic 5 outlines emotional abuse, including the impact of this type of abuse and signs that it might be taking place.

6 – Sexual abuse

Topic 6 is about sexual abuse. It describes the impact and warning signs of this type of abuse.

7 – Neglect

Topic 7 provides a definition of neglect and identifies different types of neglect.

8 – Domestic abuse

Topic 8 describes domestic abuse, including the prevalence, impact and warning signs of this type of abuse.

9 – Human trafficking

Topic 9 is about human trafficking. It explains why and how often children are trafficked. The topic also identifies warning signs of trafficking.

10 – Radicalisation

Topic 10 is about radicalisation. It explains why some children are vulnerable to radicalisation. It also identifies warning signs of this type of abuse.

11 – Bullying

Topic 11 defines what constitutes bullying and outlines the prevalence, impact and warning signs of bullying.

12 – Online issues

Topic 12 covers abuse by cyberbullying, sexting, online pornography and online grooming.

13 – FGM

Topic 13 explains FGM, where it tends to happen and the prevalence of FGM. It also outlines the impact and identifies warning signs of FGM.

14 – Special issues around disabled children

Topic 14 outlines the higher risk of abuse for disabled children. It describes the impact of communication barriers and isolation and explains how the signs of abuse of disabled children can be missed.

15 – What to do about abuse

The final topic explains how to deal with disclosure, how to record facts of disclosure and how to report abuse.


Once you have completed all the topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the course gives informative feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses.

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