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Formally known as the Safeguarding Children Level 2 Course.
This short online 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 is achieved through exploring the concepts of child vulnerability, child protection and significant harm. Building on these concepts the issue of child abuse is explored through focusing on the four main forms of abuse and bullying.
There is an examination of the law that underpins child protection and the responsibility in relation to handling the disclosure of abuse by children. By the end of the study the learner will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of child vulnerability and abuse which will in turn help to reduce its incidence.
This Online Course is broken down into four modules:
Module 1: Child Development
Module 2: Legal Definition and status of the “child” and the concepts of “child vulnerability, child protection” and “significant harm”.
Module 3: Abuse and Bullying and the signs and symptoms that indicate the four main forms of abuse
Module 4: Current legislation and the individual’s responsibility relating to disclosure
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, Keeping Children Safe in Education and are fully compliant with local Safeguarding Partnerships requirements. They are compliant with the children's workforce development council (CWDC) induction module 6, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship, Immigration Act 2009 and the General Dental Council (GDC)
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