This course aims to provide you with some of the basic knowledge and skills necessary to understand key issues related to ‘safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people’.
This involves understanding key safeguarding definitions and types of abuse, basic legislation, professional responsibilities towards children; knowing how to react and prevent child abuse; handle information about a child and their guardian; working with other professionals and record keeping.
Risks posed to children through the act of abuse and neglect has been increasingly exposed by the press and by government sources. High profile cases have prompted a response to both a perceived and real threat that seeks guidance from key legislation.
As a result, all those in contact with children, particularly healthcare professionals, are required to be aware of this legislation governing Child Protection, the welfare of children, and understand one’s own professional responsibilities.
- Improve your career prospects.
- Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
- Study online from anywhere.
- Study at your own pace.
- Download and print your industry recognised certificate on successful completion.
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You’re free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that’s convenient.
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.
What if I don’t pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
This course provides a up to Level 2 knowledge and understanding of the principles held within the “Safeguarding Children” competency framework, including:
- An introduction to “Safeguarding”
- Key legislation encompassing Child Protection
- Professional responsibilities towards children
- How to recognise and respond to child maltreatment
- How to handle information about a child and their guardian
- Information about the training framework for “Safeguarding”
The courses conclude with a short question and answer session to assess your learning. Please ensure you have read every page of the course (numbered at the bottom of the screen), otherwise you will not have the option of taking the test. Each section is followed by a test.