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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:

  1. Module 1 - Definitions of child abuse, child protection and safeguarding. Different forms that child abuse can take; Physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. Signs and symptoms associated with these types of abuse. Further types of abuse including online, grooming, child sexual exploitation, FGM, bullying and cyberbullying are also covered in this module, as is radicalisation and the Prevent duty.
  2. Module 2 - 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.
  3. Module 3 - Where may additional risks come from, Family circumstances and increased vulnerability to abuse. Contextual safeguarding, risk and protective factors.
  4. Module 4 - Legislation and guidance: Children Act 1989 and 2004, Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018. Legal responsibilities, 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?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.  

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 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

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 Open College Network West Midlands 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.