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Safeguarding Children (Level 1)

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £15+VAT

This online Safeguarding Children training 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 approximate duration of this training is 2 hours.

Who is it for?

This online Safeguarding Children training 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.

When do I get my certificate?

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

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 15 topics and includes an assessment:

Introduction to safeguarding children

  • What is meant by safeguarding children
  • Who abuses children
  • Examples of child abuse
  • Who is responsible for safeguarding children
  • Impact of child abuse

Legislation, policies and procedures

  • Fundamental human rights
  • The rights of a child
  • Legislation around the UK
  • What happens when abuse is reported

About parents and carers

  • How drugs and alcohol impact on parenting
  • The impact of stress in the family
  • Parental mental health issues

Physical abuse

  • Definitions of physical abuse
  • Physical abuse statistics
  • Effects of physical abuse
  • The signs of physical abuse

Emotional abuse

  • Definitions of emotional abuse
  • The prevalence of emotional abuse
  • Impact of emotional abuse
  • The signs of emotional abuse

Sexual abuse

  • Definitions of sexual abuse
  • The prevalence of sexual abuse
  • Impact of sexual abuse
  • The signs of sexual abuse


  • A definition of neglect
  • The prevalence of neglect
  • Types of neglect

Domestic abuse

  • What is domestic abuse
  • The prevalence of domestic abuse
  • Impact of domestic abuse
  • The signs of domestic abuse

Human trafficking

  • A definition of human trafficking
  • Why children are trafficked
  • Trafficking and abuse
  • The prevalence of trafficking
  • The signs of trafficking


  • What is radicalisation
  • Vulnerability to radicalisation
  • Signs of radicalisation


  • What constitutes bullying
  • The prevalence of bullying
  • Impact of bullying
  • Signs of bullying

Online issues

  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Online pornography
  • Online grooming


  • What is FGM
  • Where FGM happens
  • The prevalence of FGM
  • Impact of FGM
  • Signs of FGM

Special issues around disabled children

  • Increased risk of abuse for disabled children
  • Communication barriers
  • Isolation
  • Missing the signs

What to do about abuse

  • How to deal with disclosure
  • Recording the facts
  • How to report abuse


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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