Formally known as the Safeguarding Children Level 1 Course
This short e-learning programme is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children through their work or leisure activities and aims to provide a practical awareness of the issues relating to the protection of children.
This Introduction to Child Protection Awareness / Safeguarding Children course provides a thorough overview of your child protection responsibilities to help you feel more confident in recognising the signs of child abuse, reporting your concerns and ensuring that the welfare of children remains at the central focus of your work activities.
Safeguarding children is a responsibility of all professions and so this training course is suitable for anybody required to take training as part of their role. It is a requirement for all those working with children and/or their families to have knowledge of how to safeguard children and by taking this training course you will fulfil that obligation.
This course is written at an introductory level and so no previous knowledge is required. The course is also suitable for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers.
Examples of people who may wish to take this training include:
This Online Course is broken down into four modules:
Module 1: What is Child Abuse
Module 2: Signs and indicators of abuse
Module 3: What to do if you have concerns / reporting abuse
Module 4: Guidance on good practice
How it works
Beginning with Module 1, read through each module carefully, and at your own pace, ensuring that you have understood and absorbed its content. On completing a module, you will attempt to answer the corresponding questionnaire for that module.
Each questionnaire is presented in a multiple-choice format; simply select the answer you believe is correct and click on the ‘Next’ button to continue onto the next question.
Your score for each questionnaire appears as soon as you have completed the last question. You need to achieve an overall pass rate of 70% to obtain a certificate of completion.
You have 1 attempt to pass each questionnaire; if you fail to reach an overall pass rate of 70% you will need to repeat the programme again (at an extra cost to you) in order to receive your course certificate.
To complete the programme, you must work through all the modules (ie open each page), as well as attain the pass criteria for that programme. You may exit the programme and return later, when you log back in the programme, you will automatically be returned to the place you left off.
On completion / Passing of the programme, you will be able to return to your account and download and then print your course certificate automatically you will also be sent an email confirming your pass or failure status, along with appropriate instructions as to what to do next.
In this programme we use children and young people interchangeably. There are variations in terminology, legislation, guidance and practice relating to child protection in the different nations of the UK. However, the principles are broadly the same and this programme is intended to be relevant to all those whose work (paid or unpaid) brings them into contact with children and young people. For nation-specific information, you will find it useful to visit the websites listed at the end of module four.
It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout. Upon completion you will be able to download your course certificate which is valid for 3 years.
All our courses are in line with the latest government legislation and guidance including "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and are fully compliant with local Safeguarding Partnerships and the new Safeguarding Partnership requirements.
Our online courses will work in most web browsers, although we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or the Child Protection Training UK App. We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course.
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