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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

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

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Course Overview

For any organisation which works with children and young people, safeguarding and child protection is of critical importance and supporters need to be able to recognise the actions and indicators of abuse, how people can be vulnerable and what they need to do to raise concerns about a child or young person’s safety.

This training course identifies what constitutes abuse and considers safe ways of working to reduce the risk of abuse occuring and confirms the procedure to be followed if any concerns or suspicions of abuse are raised. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what safeguarding is
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the terms: Safeguarding, Child Protection, Abuse, Exploitation and Professional Perpetrators
  • 1.2Explain and evaluate safeguarding requirements of the Children’s Homes Regulations (2015)
2Understand types of vulnerable people
  • 2.1Describe types of people who may have increased vulnerability of being abused
3Understand actions and indicators of abuse
  • 3.1Define the different types of abuse
  • 3.2Describe different actions of abuse
  • 3.3Describe different indicators of abuse
  • 3.4Compare the positives and issues of the role which social media and social networking can play in child abuse
4Understand the effects of abuse.
  • 4.1Evaluate the impact abuse can have on a child or young person's feeling of loss, fear and trust
5Understand safeguarding disclosure, recording and reporting procedures.
  • 5.1Define legislation and regulations which protect children and young people from abuse
  • 5.2Assess the difference between a suspicion, disclosure and allegation of abuse
  • 5.3Describe the meaning and purpose of whistleblowing
  • 5.4Explain and evaluate the procedure for recording and reporting suspicions, disclosures and allegations of abuse
  • 5.5Explain possible barriers to children and young people in disclosing abuse
  • 5.6Describe ways of ensuring the disclosure procedure is understood and accessible by children and young people
  • 5.7Evaluate how allegations of abuse can impact on support teams
6Understand ways of preventative working
  • 6.1Explain different ways of preventative working which can reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring
7Understand ways of safeguarding and providing support to vulnerable children and young people
  • 7.1Describe ways of safeguarding and providing support to children who are vulnerable to or have experienced abuse


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.

Additional Information

Training course duration

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

Availability of this training course

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

Audience for this course

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

QCF Units

This Safeguarding 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.

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