Safe Care and Dealing with Allegations Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

Working with vulnerable children and young people is a rewarding and motivating role, especially when supporters see the development people can make through positive support and role modelling, and a crucial part of the role is to protect vulnerable people from the risk of neglect and abuse.

This training course considers how providing safe support and care is essential in reducing risk and specifically focuses on the risk associated with allegations being made, how need to be dealt with, and how these can impact on the support environment and the team.

This training course considers the feelings, actions and outcomes of each person involved in an allegation, child protection legislation and procedures and the way in which allegations should be dealt with in line with confidentiality, recording and reporting. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand what an allegation is
  • Understand safeguarding legislation and regulations
  • Understand preventative ways of working
  • Understand barriers to disclosure
  • Understand the impact of allegations
  • Understand allegation process and policy

Course Objectives

  1. Explain what an allegation is
  2. Explain the definition given in the document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013)’ to describe an allegation
  3. Describe ways which allegations could arise from
  4. Define legislation which relates to child protection and allegations
  5. Explain how Section 11 of the Children Act (2004) places a statutory duty on agencies to safeguard children and promote their welfare
  6. Explain and evaluate the confidentiality and data protection procedure to be followed in accordance with guidance issued in the Information Commissioner Code of Practice (2002)
  7. Analyse the purpose of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  8. Describe open and safe ways of working to reduce the likelihood of false allegations being made
  9. Explain reasons why a looked after young person may find it difficult to make an allegation disclosure
  10. Describe possible reasons why a young person may be making repetitive false allegations and how you would manage this situation
  11. Explain and evaluate the potential outcome of both true and false allegations made by a young person on the alleged person(s), staff team members, other people and the organisation
  12. Explain the procedures to follow for an allegation made by a young person in your care against a member of support staff, a young person in your care, a family member or friend and any other person
  13. Explain the procedure to follow if an allegation is made by a member of staff about another member of staff
  14. Analyse considerations to make when a member of staff is suspended pending an investigation into an allegation


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Links to QCF Units

This Dealing with Allegations course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


This Dealing with Allegations training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.


This Dealing with Allegations training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Training Course Duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

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