This CPD certified e-course aims to train and upskill professionals across all levels of seniority and sectors. When it comes to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable individuals, it’s important that staff know the principles and legislative framework of safeguarding. The course covers core aspects of children’s safeguarding, including key legislation, categories of abuse, thresholds, making quality referrals, multi-agency working, and internal reporting. It also covers legislation in further detail and includes extra-familial abuse. The courses also provide access to a range of other resources for continued learning. It has been put together by experts from the RJ4All International Institute, Kings College London and What Works for Children’s Social Care.
The course is interactive, practical, and has two levels. You will leave with a range of resources to access in your spare time for continued learning. It takes approximately 5 non-stop hours to fully complete the course and its tests. However, you can pose and restart as many times as you wish.
Successful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification. Where young people take part and are registered with one of our Erasmus+ funded projects, YouthPass Certification is also provided. Successful completion will lead to X CPD points/units.
Anyone can take this e-course, from frontline professionals, such as social workers, team leaders, residential key workers, foster carers; Voluntary organisations; Nurses, doctors and GP practices; Teachers and youth workers; Designated safeguarding staff, etc
This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of children’s safeguarding practice. Another aim is to encourage you to become reflective in your safeguarding practice.
At the end of this course you will:
- have an understanding of safeguarding legislation
- be able to recognise potential indicators of abuse for children
- know what action to take if there is a safeguarding concern or allegation
- gain a person centred approach in child protection and safeguarding.
Please note: There may be some content which is triggering or uncomfortable for some people. Please discuss with your line manager, and feel free to stop taking the course if you become upset at any point.
As a non-profit NGO, RJ4All is pleased to offer this e-course at the subsidised cost of £15.
For purchasing multiple accounts, the following discounts are offered:
- 1 account £30
- 3 accounts 5%
- 5 accounts 10%
- 15 accounts 12%
- 20 accounts or more 15%
For group purchases, please email RJ4All courses & publications firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)7708758600
Module 1: Legislative and non-legal frameworks
- Level 1 learning
- Current knowledge of key legislation
- Various legal and non legal frameworks
- The Human Rights Act 1998
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
- Child-friendly version of the UNCRC by UNICEF
- Four underpinning rights
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
- The Children Act 1989
- “Child in Need”
- Legal definition of a Child in Need
- Child Protection – Section 47 (S47)
- The concept of Significant Harm
- Legal definition of Significant Harm
- Important statutory guidance
- Safeguarding Policy: An example
- Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL)
- Restorative Approach
- Time for a little test!
Module 2: Categories of abuse
- Module 2 and the Four categories of abuse
- Neglect: activity
- Signs of neglect
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Understanding childhood trauma and abuse
- If a child reveals abuse, then you MUST …
- Safeguarding Practice Reviews
- NSPCC – Safeguarding Practice Reviews
- Time for our second test!
- Categories of abuse (NSPCC)
Module 3: When to provide support: Thresholds
Module 4: Making Quality Referrals
Module 5: Multi agency working
Module 6: Interventions and legal proceedings
Module 7: Extra-familial abuse