Module 1 - Signs and symptoms of abuse harm and neglect - Definitions of child abuse, child protection and safeguarding. Safeguarding principles and the roles and responsibilities of practitioners. Different forms that child abuse can take; Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and neglect and signs and symptoms associated with these types of abuse.
Module 2 - Family circumstances and assessing risk outside the home - Where additional risks may come from. How family circumstances (domestic abuse, drugs and alcohol, mental health, disability, social exclusion, low-income families, parent in prison, children in care) may increase the risk of abuse harm and neglect. Heightened risk factors. Assessing the risk outside the home (cyber-bullying, radicalisation, modern slavery, gang activity, child sexual exploitation).
Module 3 - Reporting, responding and recording concerns and disclosures - The difference between a concern and a disclosure. The importance of recording and reporting (Duty to report). Why children may be reluctant to talk and why adults need to react appropriately advice and tips. Reporting a safeguarding concern, reporting a disclosure of abuse, handling a disclosure, what to record, who to report it to, when to report it (timescales), after the disclosure. Referrals to social care; the role of children’s social services and what happens when they receive a referral,
Module 4 - Legislation and guidance - Legislation; 1989 Children Act, 2004 Children Act, Working Together under the Children Act, Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, The Wales Safeguarding Procedures 2019, other legislation and guidance, Regional Safeguarding Boards, Safeguarding policies and procedures, safeguarding designated lead. Other agencies working with children and their roles, including advocacy. Information sharing and confidentiality.
Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module
CPD certified by the CPD certification Service
CPD certificate available to download upon completion
Audio option (read aloud)
Optional learner file resource
Approximate 2 - 2.5 hours duration
Optional Formal Accreditation
Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.
What does this mean?
Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.
What level are the courses?
The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.
How many credits does this course quality for?
This course is a single credit value.
Do I need to do any extra work?
You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback.
Once this is complete we will put a request in to AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.
How do I get my formal certificate?
This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.