Online Safeguarding Children Training Course (Level 1)

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

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

Did you know children are mostly abused by someone they know? Failure to listen to children, inadequate communication, lack of information sharing and insufficient training all impact on efforts to reduce abuse. Abuse has an immediate effect on a child, but can also create problems for the child long after the abuse has stopped.

For employers this Safeguarding Children training course, 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.

If you are concerned about a child and you think they are in immediate danger don’t delay – call the police on 999, or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 straight away.

Why Safeguarding Children training is important?

Everyone who works closely with children or young people within an organisation has a responsibility to protect them from abuse and neglect.

An important part of safeguarding is to be able to identify children who are at risk. Any child can be in danger of abuse, and everyone reacts differently. So, knowing what signs to look out for is vital in allowing you to intervene, preventing further abuse and getting the child the support they need.

It is essential all staff have up-to-date safeguarding training. Staff that are trained are more confident in situations they might be presented with and will allow them to take the decisive action necessary. Without it children and young people may be put at serious risk, which can have long-term implications.

It is up to you to spot the right signs and take the necessary action.

What is Cyberbullying?

Basically, Cyberbullying is bullying online. Bullies use technology to cause another person harm, distress or personal loss. They use a wide range of techniques including intimidating text messages, sharing embarrassing images, and setting up a hate site about a particular child. Cyberbullying can feel much worse than other types of bullying because it can be impossible to escape from it, driving some young people to suicide.

Worryingly Cyberbullying is very common. 1 in 5 children aged between 10 to 15 in England and Wales experienced online bullying in the year ending March 2020.

For more information on Cyberbullying and other types of risks children face online, read our article How to keep children safe online.

Other online UK Health & Social Care courses

1 – Dementia Awareness Training Course
2 – Infection Prevention and Control Course
3 – Root Cause Analysis for Incident Investigation Course (Level 2)
4 – Safeguarding Adults Course (Level 2)

Who is Safeguarding Children training 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.

Anyone who comes in contact with children or young people should have safeguarding training and gain the necessary skills to confidently protect the children within their workplace.

What are the learning outcomes for the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course?

After completing the course you will be able to describe:

  • Who is responsible for safeguarding children.
  • Legislation that relates to safeguarding children.
  • Parental/carer issues that can contribute to child abuse.
  • Several kinds of abuse that children can experience.
  • Special issues regarding disabled and deaf children.
  • What to do if a child discloses abuse or you suspect abuse.

When do I get my Safeguarding Children course certificate?

Safeguarding Certificate

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

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will include the CPD logo and therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Safeguarding Children course cover?

The online Safeguarding Children training 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 also 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 also identifies possible effects and some warning signs of abuse so you can spot a child in danger.

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 also describes the impact and warning signs of this type of abuse.

7 – Neglect

Topic 7 provides a definition of neglect. It also 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 also 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 also describes the impact of communication barriers and isolation. It also 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 and how to record facts of disclosure. It also explains how to report abuse.

Online Safeguarding Children course assessment

At the end of the course there is an assessment. We generate the assessment from question banks so the assessment questions vary each time you do the assessment. The training is useful for initial training and as a refresher.

You get feedback for each question so you can learn from incorrect responses, and there is no limit on the number of attempts you can have.

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