Safeguarding has become an all-important part of dealing with children. It is all about protecting children and keeping them safe from harm. This training has been designed for anyone who comes into contact with children, either through their work or through volunteering. It doesn’t matter how frequently you work with children, training is essential.

Safeguarding children is about protection and keeping them safe from harm. It’s also about promoting their health and welfare and helping them to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.

It is estimated that for every child identified as needing protection from abuse, another 8 are suffering abuse in hidden view. It is, therefore, becoming increasingly important for those working with children to be able to identify and deal with child abuse.

This Safeguarding Children Training programme covers the difficult subject of child abuse; the different types of abuse, how to recognise the signs and how to correctly and discreetly report concerns. It also looks at the importance of speaking up and acting quickly.

The course addresses the 4 ‘R’s of child protection – Recognise, Respond, Report and Record to help to explain the safeguarding process.
You may also be interested in our other course, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.

Safeguarding Children Training Course Contents

1. What is Safeguarding?

This section looks at the children who may be at risk. It looks at WHAT could put a child at risk and WHO they might be at risk from.

It emphasises the importance of a child-centred and coordinated approach. And it looks at the different organisations involved with supporting children.

2. Recognising Abuse in Children

This section looks at what constitutes abuse. It covers the 4 major types of abuse and 7 other types of harm that may be inflicted on children and it includes smacking.

It highlights the tell-tale signs that abuse might be happening, so you know what to look out for.

Our course now includes ‘off-thread’ printable booklets, full of extra information relating to the safeguarding responsibilities of people working in an educational setting. They focus on the topics of ‘Prevent Duty’ and ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM).

3. Responding to Abuse

Dealing with abuse and reporting abuse can be upsetting and should be handled sensitively. It’s important to ACT and it’s crucial to act QUICKLY.

In this section we give step by step guidance explaining what to do if you think abuse might be taking place, or if a child tells you they are being abused. We also look at what NOT to do.

4. Reporting Concerns

In this section we look at the importance of having a safeguarding policy and knowing who to report to.

We detail what should be reported. And we look at who should be told.

5. Recording Observations

Finally, we explain what should be included in a written record.

We also emphasise the importance of working together and sharing information with the other agencies a child may come into contact with.


Duration: 55 Minutes


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