Upon completion of the Awareness of Child Abuse course, you will understand the different types of abuse there are, and begin to recognise and differentiate between different signs of abuse or neglect. You will understand how to keep accurate records, and understand what to do when you discover or suspect that a child is being abused.
The Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation explains risk assessments and key vulnerability factors whilst covering the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibilities are. The training material also includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a real world situation.
Awareness of Child Abuse
- Explain the profound impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation.
- Understand the importance of early intervention.
- Make use of national guidance, legislation and your local policies and procedures to guide you in your work.
- Work more effectively with other agencies.
- Define the four main types of child abuse and neglect.
- Follow the appropriate procedures if you suspect child abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
- Explain the background of child sexual exploitation, including definitions, the key legislation and guidance, and some research findings, and recognise the impact on children, young people and families.
- Describe the risk assessment process, including the elements of a good assessment.
- List the categories of risk and what vulnerability factors to look for when undertaking an assessment.
- Describe what to do if you suspect a child is being groomed or sexually exploited.
- List the responsibilities of the key agencies involved in helping children at risk of sexual exploitation, and explain how you can work in partnership with other agencies.
Both courses are accredited by CPD. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.
Both courses usually take between 1-2 hours each to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.
This training pack is aimed at anyone working in a role in which they have direct contact with children and young people such as social workers, teachers and youth workers.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Test and certificate
Each end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.