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Safeguarding is everybody’s business. The term is broader than ‘child protection’. It is the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 

Every child has the right to be protected from abuse and have a safe environment in which to grow. It is vitally important to protect them, otherwise their future could be negatively affected. 

The importance of safeguarding children cannot be overemphasised. All organisations with staff who have contact with children, young people and families have a duty of care to keep them safe.

This includes staff being able to recognise signs, symptoms and and behavioural indicators, know how to respond and work with other agencies. This can feel overwhelming for staff who have not had training in this vital subject area.

This course is for all staff and volunteers who come into contact with children and families. All have an obligation and responsibility to protect, safeguard and promote the welfare of children. They need to understand how to embed this understanding into their everyday service.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Safeguarding Children (Level 2) Online Training:
Module 1 - Signs and symptoms of abuse - In this module you will look at 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 and neglect and signs and symptoms associated with these types of abuse.
Module 2 - Responding professionally to a disclosure - In this module you will look at the difference between a concern and a disclosure. The importance of recording and reporting. 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, section 47 enquiries and the next steps. A child- centered approach to safeguarding.
Module 3 - Awareness of family circumstances and assessing risk outside the home - In this module you will look at Where additional risks may cone 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 (cyberbullying, radicalisation, modern slavery, gang activity, child sexual exploitation).
Module 4 - Legislation and information sharing - In this module you will look legislation; 1989 Children Act, 2004 Children Act, Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018 (inc. updates), Locality Safeguarding Partnerships, Safeguarding policies and procedures, safeguarding designated lead. Other agencies working with children and their roles, including advocacy. Information sharing and confidentiality.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion.

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • 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 1 - 1.5 hour 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.