Risk Assessment in Children and Young People Services Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

Working with children and young people brings many extra dynamics to risk assessing and professionals need to consider issues such as behaviours and vulnerability in additional to environmental risks, and consideration needs to be made to high risk and potently highly dangerous behaviours including aggression, violence, bullying, sexualised behaviour and anti-social conduct.

This training course focuses on risks which are specific to working with children and young people and considers the different types of behaviours and risks, how these can be presented and the primary and secondary interventions which can be used in vulnerable situations.

This training course discusses personal, professional and legal boundaries and identifies ways of completing both planned and dynamic risk assessments. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand what risk assessing is
  • Understand the importance of risk assessing
  • Understand sector legislation and regulations
  • Understand planned and dynamic risk assessing
  • Understand ways to assess risk
  • Understand increased risks when working with children and young people

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the purpose of a risk assessment
  2. Explain the importance of risk assessing
  3. Explain and evaluate risk assessing legislation as identified in the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
  4. Explain and evaluate regulatory requirements as defined in the Children’s Homes Regulations (2015) or the Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards (Department for Education)
  5. Explain and compare the difference between an accident, incident and near miss
  6. Explain and compare the difference between hazards, risks and control measures
  7. Explain and compare the difference between a formal risk assessment and a dynamic risk assessment
  8. Explain and evaluate risks which apply to professionals and services working with children and young people
  9. Explain and evaluate examples of particularly risky behaviour
  10. Describe and compare legal, personal and organisational limitations for risk occurrence
  11. Analyse the five stages of risk assessment
  12. Describe the meaning and elements of the ‘hierarchy of control’
  13. Describe and compare the difference between likelihood, frequency and impact of harm occurring
  14. Design how to complete a risk assessment
  15. Define the importance of reviewing risk assessments


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


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Links to QCF Units

This Risk Assessment in Social Care training 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 Risk Assessment training course is designed for professionals who work with vulnerable children and young people including supporters, team leaders, managers, education providers, social workers and foster carer agencies.


This Risk Assessment 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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