Online Safeguarding course teaching ways to recognise, prevent, and respond to issues of abuse, neglect, and harm to children & young people.  Takes 60 minutes, CPD accredited certificate emailed on completion.


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Safeguarding course onlineOnline Safeguarding course from Echo3 is a comprehensive and accessible training program designed to educate individuals and professionals on the critical principles of safeguarding with a particular focus on children and young people.

Throughout the course, participants delve into key aspects of safeguarding, including understanding the legal and ethical frameworks, recognizing signs of abuse and neglect, effective reporting procedures, risk assessment, and the importance of collaboration.

For those living in Scotland the online Child Protection course is more appropriate.

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Course objectivesLearning outcomes from the online Safeguarding course include:

Understanding Child Protection Laws, understand the legal framework and policies related to safeguarding in England & Wales.

Recognising Signs of Abuse and Neglect, develop the ability to recognise signs and indicators of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Reporting Procedures, how to navigate the reporting procedures and responsibilities when concerns about a child’s safety or well-being arise.

Risk Assessment, assess the level of risk to a child and make informed decisions regarding intervention.

Collaboration, know the importance of collaborating with other professionals, agencies, and stakeholders involved in child protection.

Prevention Practices, develop a proactive approach to preventing harm to children through safeguarding practices and policies.


Who is this course for?This online Safeguarding course has been designed for various professionals working in England & Wales including:

Teachers and Educational Staff, should take safeguarding courses to ensure they can identify and respond to signs of abuse or neglect among their students.

Social Workers, play a critical role in child protection, and regular safeguarding training is essential to stay up to date with child protection laws and best practices.

Healthcare Professionals, who work with children should take child protection courses to recognise and report any signs of abuse or neglect.

Law Enforcement Officers, may encounter child protection issues during their duties, and safeguarding training is essential to handle such cases appropriately.

Childcare Workers, anyone working in childcare facilities, including day-care centres and after-school programs, require safeguarding training to help create a safe environment for children and respond to any concerns.

Volunteers and Youth Workers, individuals who volunteer with youth organizations, sports teams, or community groups should take a safeguarding course to ensure they know who to ensure the safety and well-being of the children they serve.

Community Leaders and Advocates, who work to improve child welfare in their communities can gain valuable insights from safeguarding training.


Echo3 course contentUNIT 1 |   INTRODUCTION

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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After ordering go to ‘Enrol Others’.  Add each learner’s name and email.  They are automatically sent login details.  You can see and download your learners certificates.

If your learners don’t have email address or you have a lot of learners to enrol, please email us ([email protected]).  We can find an administration solution that works for you.


Our online Safeguarding course is accredited by the CPD Group, a recognised authority in CPD accreditation.  This accreditation ensures that our training program adheres to the highest standards and provides you with the knowledge and certification necessary to excel in child protection.

You will be emailed your CPD Safeguarding certificate once you have achieved 80% of more in the final assessment.  A posted certificate is available for £9.  The Child Protection certificate is valid for 3 years.



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  • Complies with legal requirements across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate emailed on completion
  • Access anywhere with an internet connection
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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


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:


contact Echo3If you have any questions about the Online Safeguarding training course please email [email protected]

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