• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Safeguarding Children Training

This safeguarding children training course will raise awareness of the abuse of children and the reporting and monitoring of it.

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This safeguarding children training course will raise awareness of the abuse of children and the reporting and monitoring of it.

This course is a vital training session for all staff caring for young people.

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Course Summary

  • Understand safeguarding and protection responsibilities.
  • Know legislation, statutory guidance and national policies relevant to safeguarding and protection.
  • Understand abuse and the indicators of abuse.
  • Know how to respond to disclosure or suspected abuse

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    Where Do You Deliver The Safeguarding Children Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Additionally, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

    Who Is This Safeguarding Children Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, 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.

Safeguarding Children Training (Level 2) – Empowering Child Protection

This safeguarding children training course will raise awareness of the abuse of children and the reporting and monitoring of it.

This course is a vital training session for all staff caring for young people. For the  Safeguarding children elearning course, please visit the link.

Safeguarding Children training is super important for people who work with kids or have roles where they’re around young ones, like teachers, child carers, social workers, doctors, coaches, and youth leaders.

The goal is to make sure everyone’s on the same page about keeping children safe and to encourage everyone to be alert and take steps to protect kids.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No

This essential 1-day course provides a solid grounding in safeguarding protocols to protect vulnerable children and youth.


  1. See warning signs: Understand different types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual).
  2. Do the right thing: Know when and how to report concerns (clear policy steps).
  3. Be prepared: Learn best practices for supporting children and avoiding mistakes.
  4. Create a safe space: Discover ways to prevent abuse in the first place.

Course Objective:

Level 2 Safeguarding Children Training can really boost your knowledge in keeping kids safe and making sure they’re doing okay.

In this course, you’ll learn about laws, how we should all work together, tips from Every Child Matters, and facts and figures. You’ll also dive into how abuse affects young people, how to take charge in tricky situations, signs that something might be wrong, and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

By the end, you’ll be better at making sure kids are in a safe place and knowing what to do if you think something’s not right. If you are interested in more safeguarding courses, you can visit the safeguarding course sections.

Course Outline: Safeguarding Children Training

Safeguarding and Protection Responsibilities:

  • What is Safeguarding? Let’s understand safeguarding and why it’s so important to keep children safe from harm.
  • Your Role in Safeguarding: Find out what you need to do to make sure children are safe, like making sure they’re in a safe place, telling someone if you’re worried about them, and helping them stay well.
  • Case Study: We’ll look at a real story to see how helping children when they need it can really make a difference.

Legal Framework for Safeguarding:

  • Key Laws: Learn about the important rules in your area that are all about keeping children safe, like the Children Act (1989) in the UK.
  • Guidance Documents: We’ll talk about guides that help everyone know how to work together to keep children safe and how these rules affect what you do.
  • National Policies: Find out about big plans and ideas that are all about making sure kids are safe and how they’re looked after.
  • Interactive Activity: We’ll work together to figure out what rules and guides we should follow in different situations.

Understanding and Identifying Abuse:

  • Types of Abuse: Let’s talk about all the different ways kids can be hurt or treated badly, like being hurt physically or feeling really upset.
  • Impact of Abuse: We’ll discuss how being treated badly can make kids feel bad now and even for a long time after.
  • Spotting the Signs: Learn how to see if a child might be having a tough time or being treated badly, using stories, talking, and acting things out.
  • Look for Not-So-Obvious Signs: We’ll see how sometimes kids might not say they’re hurt, so we need to pay extra attention to other things that might show they need help.

Responding to Disclosure or Suspected Abuse:

  • Making a Safe Place: We’ll chat about ways to make it easy for kids to talk about things that are worrying them and how to make sure they feel safe.
  • Listening Well: Learn how to really listen when a child tells you something that’s bothering them and how to get the important information without making them feel bad.
  • What to Do Next: We’ll talk about what you should do if a child tells you something’s wrong, like saying it’s okay, helping them, and telling someone else.
  • Reporting Worries: You’ll know exactly what to do and who to tell if you think a child needs help.
  • Role-Playing Activity: We’ll practice being kind and helpful if a child tells us something’s wrong.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Define safeguarding
  2. Understand employer and employee responsibilities
  3. Understand a duty of care
  4. Understand and apply legislation
  5. Understand local authority responsibilities and multi-agency safeguarding
  6. Recognise, describe and identify different types of abuse
  7. Understand vulnerability and heightened risk factors, including why people don’t report
  8. Understand and be able to respond to a disclosure of abuse
  9. Understand a person-centered approach to safeguarding.

Who Should Attend

Safeguarding Children training is super important for lots of people who work with kids, because even if they don’t directly talk to children, they might still see signs of problems.

Here is who should go to this training:

  1. People who directly look after children: Like teachers, nurses, social workers, and therapists who spend a lot of time with children.
  2. Those who help out with kids: Such as coaches, youth workers, and staff at places where kids hang out after school.
  3. Even people who don’t talk to kids directly: Like bus drivers, school cleaners, or receptionists at places where children get help. They might notice if something’s wrong and need to know what to do.
  4. Anyone who volunteers with children: Like people who help out at youth clubs or sports teams.

Basically, if you are around children in any way, it’s important to learn how to keep them safe. Safeguarding Children training helps everyone understand how to do that.


Benefits of Safeguarding Children Training

Taking a safeguarding children training course offers valuable benefits to both individuals and organisations:

Individual Benefits:

  • Confidence: Know how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, giving you the confidence to act.
  • Empowerment: Learn clear reporting procedures and how to effectively support children, empowering you to make a difference.
  • Skills: Develop communication, documentation, and evidence-gathering skills, enhancing your professional effectiveness.
  • Personal Growth: Deepen your understanding of child protection, contributing to a stronger moral compass and personal satisfaction.

Organisational Benefits:

  • Safeguarding Culture: Promote a safe and positive environment for children, minimising risk and potential legal issues.
  • Reputation Enhancement: Demonstrate commitment to child protection, fostering trust and positive community perception.
  • Reduced Risk: Train staff to address concerns appropriately, minimising potential harm to children and the organisation.
  • Compliance: Meet legal requirements and safeguard your organisation from liability.


Other FAQs on Safeguarding Children Training

What is Safeguarding Children Training

Safeguarding Children training is an educational program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect children from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

This training teaches about the different ways children might be harmed and how to notice if something’s wrong. It also shows what to do to help them and who to tell if we’re worried about a child.

You might do this training in different ways, like attending workshops in person, taking online courses, or a mix of both.

And in many jobs where you’re in contact with children, this training is mandatory or strongly recommended.

Why is Safeguarding Children Training Important?

Safeguarding Children Training is really important because it helps to:

  1. Keep children safe.
  2. Understand what we’re supposed to do by law.
  3. Stop bad things before they happen or get worse.
  4. Make sure places where children go are safe.
  5. Give people who work with kids the right skills and knowledge.
  6. Work together with different groups to protect children.
  7. Make children and families feel safe.
  8. Follow the rules and do things properly.
  9. Keep learning to do our job better.
  10. Keep kids who need extra help safe from being hurt.

What are the 6 principles of child safeguarding?

The six principles of child safeguarding are:

  1. Child First: Always prioritise the child’s well-being.
  2. Empowerment: Give children a voice in their own protection.
  3. Prevention: Stop abuse before it starts.
  4. Right Response: Act based on the level of risk.
  5. Teamwork: Collaborate with others to protect children.
  6. Be Responsible: Act transparently and learn from experiences.

What is the Childcare Act 2016?

The Childcare Act 2006 is a law in the UK to make childcare better. It helps parents find good childcare for their young children.

The law says childcare places need to be registered and inspected. There are special places called children’s centers that give help to families.

The law also says that local authorities have to make sure there is enough childcare available. The law makes sure that children get good early education and support.


Safeguarding Children Training and Child Protection Training

The main difference is safeguarding is basics for all staffers. Child protection adds special skills for professionals managing high risk cases.

But both help children be safer from harm.

Safeguarding Children Training

This teaches how to:

  • Keep children away from harm
  • Make sure kids feel cared for
  • Notice signs a child is not safe or happy
  • Report worries about safety
  • Write down details in the right way

It gives the basics that everyone working with children should know.

Child Protection Training

This goes into more depth:

  • The laws on keeping kids safe
  • The different types of child abuse
  • How to be very careful when talking to children about harm
  • Working closely with protection agencies
  • Supporting families going through investigations

It gives more detailed knowledge for roles like social workers or police.


What does Keeping Children Safe means?

Keeping Children Safe means:

  • Protecting children from any physical harm like hitting or violence that can hurt their body.
  • Protecting them from any mental harm like yelling, bullying or frightening them that can hurt their feelings and confidence.
  • Making sure bad things done on purpose, OR dangerous mistakes/accidents do not happen to them.
  • Checking that the places they live, learn and play are safe so no one can easily hurt them there.

Some examples of keeping safe are:

  • A teacher watching carefully so children don’t bully each other.
  • A parent putting safety covers over electrical sockets so baby doesn’t get a shock.
  • A nurse double checking the medicine dose for a child is correct.
  • A police officer stopping someone suspicious from going near the playground.

The key is doing things to protect children from any person, place or object that could harm their body or mind – whether on purpose or by unsafe mistakes.


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How does safeguarding keep children safe?

Safeguarding Keeps Children Safe by:

  • Having rules all staff must follow to protect children from harm
  • Making sure the places children use are safe – like closing unsafe gates
  • Screening people who work with children for criminal records
  • Training all staff working with children on what abuse is
  • Ensuring staff can spot the signs of abuse early
  • Having a system so staff can report any worries of harm they see
  • Telling staff they must report abuse – it is not a choice
  • Having child protection leaders decide if abuse reports need investigation
  • Supporting abused children with counselling and help with the law
  • Keeping careful records about child safety concerns
  • Reviewing records to see if there are ways to protect children more

The key is safeguarding means taking many preventative steps so children are safe. And acting fast if staff think a child is being harmed even a little bit.

So safeguarding has many layers working together to protect children from both harm and fear of harm.


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