Course Description

Safeguarding children and young people from harm and serious exploitation while providing an environment in which children and young people can flourish, is a responsibility of all professions or anyone who volunteers directly with children, young people and/or their families.

Therefore, this training course is suitable for anybody required to undertake training as part of their role in order to fulfil that obligation.

This course is compliant with the latest legislation, government guidance and also meets the training requirements of the Care Inspectorate. It is designed as an introductory level of the key concepts and principles of safeguarding; therefore, no previous knowledge is required.

This course covers everything workers need to know about what might concern them, how to respond to concerns appropriately and consider the safer working practice.

This session uses a number of real-life scenarios across a range of health and social care settings and roles to stimulate discussion and reflection on how individual staff can and should consider safeguarding in their role and organisation.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will:

  • Have gained a good understanding of the key safeguarding principles of the current legislation in the safeguarding of children and young people.
  • Understand what safeguarding means and why it is important in their work.
  • Be able to identify different types of abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect as well as understanding what each of those types of abuse may be.
  • Be ready to interpret different signals when it comes to identifying child abuse.
  • Know what the appropriate action is to take if they suspect that a child is in danger as well as how to report child abuse or neglect

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment, designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the training course.