Online Child Safeguarding course designed for all those working with children or young people.

Safeguarding children and young people is a legal and moral duty of all carers.

Covering best-practice, this training provides the knowledge needed to safeguard children effectively.

DURATION | 50 minutes

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This online Child Safeguarding course provides the knowledge needed to protect children or young people under you care.

Safeguarding refers to the steps taken to prevent harm to children and young people.

Legislation requires that staff who care for children must receive appropriate training.

This online Child Safeguarding training course covers best-practice for recognising and responding to a welfare concern.

  • Online Safeguarding Training
  • Safeguarding course Content
  • Understanding Safeguarding
  • national safeguarding legislation
  • Recognising signs of abuse
  • Child Protection Training
  • Recognise Signs of Abuse

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  • Provide a clear understanding to temporary carers about their safeguarding duties and how to appropriately fulfil them.
  • Provide employers will and effective way to training staff about safeguarding.

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This online Safeguarding training course is for everyone working with children and young people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Although the nations have their own legislation, safeguarding principles are the same.

Specific job roles this course is designed for include.

  • Those employed in childcare or nurseries
  • Teachers
  • Volunteers at sport or social clubs where children and young people participate
  • Sporting instructors

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On completion of the online Safeguarding course you will know;

  • Identify what is meant by child abuse and keeping children safe
  • Describe the different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children, and know who to report to
  • Understand the process for reporting your concerns and recording your observations

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In this first unit we provide the background information needed to understand what safeguarding is and look at legislation so you know the duties placed on various stakeholders including yourself, your organisation and local authorities.


In unit 2 we provide an understanding of what a safeguarding or child protection concern is.  This will help you recognise the various forms of potential abuse and neglect.  Recognising abuse is the first step in protecting a child or young person.


Appropriate safeguarding requires appropriate responses.  In unit 3 we look at how to respond if a child discloses abuse to you directly, as well as some of the reasons why a child may not feel able to tell anyone about the abuse they are experiencing.


Once a concern is recognised it should be reported or referred to an appropriate person.  Because of the sensitive nature of information and the potential for miscommunication, the process of reporting must be taken very seriously. In this final section we outline best practice with respect to reporting a child protection concern.

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At the end of the online Safeguarding course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  If the learners demonstrate their understanding of the course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.

If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful.  A posted certificate is available for £9.

The Safeguarding certificate is valid for 3 years.



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  • Memorable & engaging, motion-graphic training
  • Complies with legal requirements across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate emailed on completion
  • Access anywhere with an internet connection
  • Carbon net-zero training solution
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What is Safeguarding?

Put succinctly, Safeguarding is what we do to prevent harm from happening, while Child Protection focuses on how we respond to harm, or the potential of harm.

In essence, Safeguarding means taking steps to ensure that:

  • children are protected from abuse and maltreatment
  • harm to children’s health or development is prevented
  • children grow up with safe and effective care

Everyone who works with or meets vulnerable people, both children and adults, has a safeguarding responsibility. In other words, they have a duty to identify concerns, share information and take prompt action, so that the right help is received at the right time.

What are the 4 Rs of safeguarding?

The 4Rs of safeguarding are a way to remember responsibilities.  The 4Rs are:

  1. Recognise

You cannot act if you do not know the signs and indicators of abuse

  1. Respond

Knowing how to respond quickly and appropriately is essential

  1. Report

You need to understand what to report and who to report it to

  1. Record

You also need to know, when how and what to record

What is a legislation relating to safeguarding children?

Safeguarding systems are different in each of the home nations because various legislative powers are devolved.  However underlying principles remain the same.  Temporary carers must always act appropriately and in the child’s best interest.

Key legislation in safeguarding and child protection is:

Most of this legislation is meant to put duties upon large organisations like local authorities.

As a temporary carer in any organisation, you must understand the issues and how to respond appropriately.

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If you have any questions about the Online Safeguarding training course please email [email protected] or call us on 0131 6618253

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