- Introduction to Safeguarding – defining safeguarding, statistics, Victoria Climbié, Peter Connolly, what the law says and your responsibilities.
- The Safeguarding Structure – the single assessment process, low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs, child protection concerns and which stage is appropriate.
- Identifying Abuse – categories of child abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, the Children Act 1989, children in need and significant harm.
- Recognising Risks – where risks come from, factors that increase risk, recognising high risk situations and assessing whether a child is at risk from harm.
- Reporting Your Concerns – how and when to report a concern, who to report to, checking existing records, talking to the child’s parents, how referrals to social care are made, following up a referral, social care’s decision and what to do if you disagree with the decision.
- What Happens After a Referral – Early Help Assessments, statutory assessments under the Children Act 1989, the strategy discussion, Section 47 enquiries, Child Protection Conferences, Child Protection Plans, the review conference and discontinuing the plan.
Who would benefit
This Advanced Safeguarding Children course is suitable for people whose role involves frequent or regular work with children and/or their families.
If you’re looking for an entry level course that requires no previous knowledge, then it’s recommended that you take one of the Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training course we offer.
We also provide Designated Safeguarding Officer Training for those in management or supervisory roles.
Certification and assessment
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.