• Level 4
  • 4 -6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Safeguarding Named Practitioner

Designed for professionals who play a crucial role in safeguarding children, young, and vulnerable adults, Level 4 safeguarding training equips them with the advanced knowledge and skills needed for effective protection.

Gain the required skills

Level 4 Safeguarding is an advance training for keeping children, young people, and adults safe from harm. It's for people who already have a lot of experience in this area and have important jobs in making sure everyone is safe.

Individuals who complete Level 4 safeguarding training are ready to take on big roles, such as Designated Safeguarding Leads/Officers, within their organisations.

They would learn how to deal with tough situations, work with lots of different groups, and make important decisions to make sure everyone stays safe.

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Course Summary

  • Define the role and key responsibilities of the named professional for health care staff in safeguarding.
  • Outline the essential legislation, guidance, and research evidence that form the foundation of your organisation's safeguarding structures and response to concerns.
  • Understand the factors that may inhibit the disclosure of abuse, as well as barriers that prevent adults from acknowledging or acting upon these disclosures or concerns.
  • Identify the vulnerabilities that could increase the risk of abuse for children and/or adults.
  • Utilise assessment tools effectively to evaluate risk and contribute to the safeguarding process.
  • Evaluate best practices for managing allegations against staff and determine the appropriate actions to take in such instances.

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    Where do you deliver this training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Also, we can deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 4-6 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

    Who will conduct the training?

    One of our expert tutors. These all have an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Level 4 Safeguarding Training For Practitioners

Safeguarding Level 4 training is for people who already know a lot about keeping others safe, especially children, young people, and adults who might be in danger.

Safeguarding Practitioner training is a special course for professionals who want to learn a lot about how to keep children, young, and vulnerable adults safe from harm.

This advance training includes deep studies on real-life situations, watching and practicing skills to make sure participants become really good at safeguarding.

It teaches how to spot signs of abuse in different situations, like at home or in relationships, and covers specific topics such as domestic violence, forced marriages, modern slavery, radicalisation, and self-neglect.


  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No
  • Course Mode: Face to Face/Blended

When you complete the advance safeguarding course successfully, you will get a Level 4 safeguarding qualification or certificate.

This training makes you an expert, giving you the knowledge and skills to lead safeguarding efforts in complicated situations where many different groups are involved, and to handle cases where there’s a high risk of harm effectively.


Safeguarding Level 4 Course Module

Module 1: Healthcare Professionals and Safeguarding

  • Your Role in Safeguarding: This module clarifies the specific safeguarding responsibilities of healthcare staff, including identifying risks, responding to disclosures, and reporting concerns.
  • Key Legislation and Frameworks: Explore the essential laws, guidelines, and research that underpin your organisation’s safeguarding practices. Learn how these frameworks inform your response to safeguarding concerns.

Module 2: Understanding Disclosure Barriers

  • Why People Don’t Speak Up: This module delves into the reasons why children and adults might hesitate to disclose abuse. Explore factors like fear, shame, power imbalances, and a lack of trust in the system.
  • Recognising Red Flags: Learn to identify signs that an adult may be struggling to acknowledge or act on disclosures from children or vulnerable individuals.

Module-3: Identifying Vulnerabilities

  • Increased Risk Factors: Understand the various factors that can make children and adults more susceptible to abuse and neglect. This might include disabilities, mental health conditions, or dependence on others.
  • Spotting the Signs: Develop your ability to identify potential abuse based on physical, emotional, and behavioural indicators specific to different vulnerable populations.

Module 4: Safeguarding Assessment Tools

  • Assessing Risk: Learn how to utilise various assessment tools effectively to evaluate safeguarding risks and determine the most appropriate course of action.
  • Contributing to the Safeguarding Process: Gain skills to contribute to multi-agency safeguarding assessments and ensure a co-ordinated response.

Module 5: Managing Allegations Against Staff

  • Best Practice in Allegation Management: This module explores best practices for handling allegations against staff members. You’ll learn about due process, confidentiality, and ensuring fairness for both the accused and the person making the allegation.
  • Taking Appropriate Action: Develop your understanding of the different stages of handling allegations and the appropriate actions to take based on the specific circumstances.


Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Safeguarding Leads: Those who hold designated safeguarding lead (DSL) positions in various settings like schools, care homes, or social services.
  • Safeguarding Officers: Professionals with a significant responsibility for safeguarding within their organisations.
  • Social Workers and Healthcare Professionals: Individuals working directly with vulnerable populations who need to enhance their safeguarding expertise.

Primarily, the course would be for someone who has a good understanding of safeguarding children and adult courses. Somone who leads within an organisation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the leve 4 safeguarding training, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the named professional for health care staff and state key responsibilities
  2. Describe the key legislation, guidance, and research evidence underpinning your organisational safeguarding structures, including responding to safeguarding concerns
  3. Know potential factors that inhibit the disclosure of abuse, and what stops adults from hearing or responding to disclosures or concerns
  4. Identify vulnerabilities that may put children and/or adults at increased risk of abuse
  5. Recognise tools that can help to assess risk and inform the protection process
  6. Review best practice for managing allegations against staff and consider what action to take.


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What are the benefits of taking a level 4 safeguarding training

There are some big benefits to doing Level 4 safeguarding training, especially for folks with more responsibility in looking after kids and vulnerable adults:

  1. Know More, Feel Stronger:
    • Get really deep into understanding tough safeguarding stuff, like online dangers or radicalization.
    • Learn fancy skills for figuring out how risky a situation is and dealing with people who tell you about bad stuff happening.
    • Feel more sure of yourself in tough situations, knowing you’ve got the know-how to handle them.
  2. Lead Well, Work Together:
    • Learn how to team up smoothly with different groups involved in safeguarding, making sure everyone’s on the same page.
    • As a leader in safeguarding, show others how it’s done and create a strong, safe vibe in your place.
  3. Do Better at Keeping People Safe:
    • Get good at dealing with tricky cases, making sure the most vulnerable folks are looked after.
    • Learn how to spot risks early and do something about them quickly, maybe even stopping bad things from happening.
    • Show everyone you’re serious about keeping people safe, which boosts how much they trust you.

Overall, Level 4 safeguarding training helps you become a better, more confident safeguarding person, which really matters for keeping vulnerable folks safe in your area.


Question and Answer:

Q: What does level 4 safeguarding mean?

A: Level 4 safeguarding refers to an advanced level of training and expertise in safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk of harm or abuse.

Safeguarding Children and adult level 4 deal with difficult areas on keeping kids, young people, and adults safe from harm.

It’s for people who already have a lot of experience in this area and have important jobs in making sure everyone is safe.

Here’s what Safeguarding level 4 covers:

    • Knowing Safeguarding Laws: Understanding all the important rules and laws, like the Children Acts and Care Act, to keep people safe.
    • Being an Expert in Policies: Knowing all about the national and local rules and ways of working to keep everyone safe.
    • Deciding How Risky Things Are: Figuring out how risky a situation is and making smart decisions to keep everyone safe.
    • Leading Investigations: Being in charge of looking into worrying situations, talking to people, and gathering information.
    • Working with Lots of People: Leading meetings and talks with different groups to make sure everyone is working together to keep people safe.
    • Guiding Others: Helping and giving advice to other staff who need to know what to do to keep people safe.
    • Handling Tricky Cases: Dealing with really tough situations where people might be in danger and making plans to keep them safe.

People who finish Level 4 safeguarding training are ready to take on big roles, like being the main person in charge of keeping people safe in their organisation.

They know how to deal with tough situations, work with lots of different groups, and make important decisions to make sure everyone stays safe.

Q: What is level 4 safeguarding adults?

A: Level 4 safeguarding adults is like a top-level training in the UK for making sure vulnerable adults stay safe. It’s for pros who have big roles in looking after adults who might need extra help.

Q: How to become a Safeguarding Practitioner

To become a Safeguarding practitioner, these are the steps you might need to take:

Here’s how to become a safeguarding practitioner:

    1. Get a suitable qualification: You might need a degree in social work, nursing, teaching, or a related area to start.
    2. Get experience: Many jobs in safeguarding need you to have worked with kids, young people, or vulnerable adults before, usually in a caring or support role.
    3. Do safeguarding training: Take part in training courses that cover all the important safeguarding laws, rules, and ways of doing things in your field (like healthcare, education, or social services).
    4. Get certified: Aim to get qualifications like the Designated Safeguarding Lead certificate or other recognised safeguarding practitioner qualifications.
    5. Build special skills: Learn more about stuff like risk assessment, how to do interviews well, working with different groups, and managing cases.
    6. Think about more study: Some jobs might ask for a higher qualification, like a master’s degree in child protection or adult safeguarding.
    7. Find a job: Look for safeguarding roles in places that help vulnerable people, like local councils, charities, schools, or hospitals.
    8. Keep learning: Stay up-to-date with training and other ways to improve your skills – safeguarding is important, and it’s always changing.
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