If you come in to contact with children for short periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer this is the course for you.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. You can ensure you are trained to level 1 in safeguarding and child protection issues in just a few hours with this online training. If you need training to level 2 you will need to undertake our core course.
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer, and most importantly how to identify the signs of neglect and how to take the correct course of action if you suspect a child is being neglected.
Other key areas of the training include knowing how to deal with a situation when a child or adult discloses abuse, and reliable methods of keeping accurate records.
If you are in contact with children for extended periods of time, either at work or in a voluntary position, you may want to consider completing Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Core.
Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature.
- Introduction to safeguarding children / child protection
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
Anyone who comes into contact with children or their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.