Child Protection and Safeguarding

Course online online course

Course Description

This online course is aimed at anyone who wants to work with or around children such as: carers, nursery assistants, school workers, play group workers etc.




This course will cover the following:

Why safeguarding is important, your legal and moral responsibilities, how safeguarding is relevant to your role, child protection statistics
Types of Abuse
How abuse is defined, from neglect to sexual abuse
Signs of Abuse
How to recognise the red flags that says something may be wrong
Identifying Risks
Factors that increase the risk of harm to children
Sexual Consent
Ages and stages of consent for sexual activity
Responding to Disclosure
Why children do and don’t disclose, stages of disclosure, what to say if they do, what not to say, who to tell
Recording Information
What information to record and when, data protection and privacy
Reporting Concerns
When incidents should be reported, dealing with professionals, and talking to parents
The Scottish System of Protection
Early interventions, statutory assessments, complex needs, Section 47, case conferences, protection plans, LAC reviews


How long does the course last?
3 – 4 hours.

Are there any entry requirements?
You will need basic literacy skills, eg be able to read English. As this is an online course you will need access to a PC installed with Internet access.

What support is available during the course?
We’ll provide e-mail support to answer your questions during the course.

I don’t have a PC at home, will I be able to access the course using a library PC?

How much time will I get to complete the course?
You’ll be given up to 12 months online access to complete the course.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, you’ll receive the following e-certificate: EC-PC Child Protection and Safeguarding.

What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details. Funding is available to help pay the costs > more info.

How do I make a company booking?
Please view our terms & conditions and then contact us to make your booking.

Funding Options

If you live in Scotland you could be eligible to get up £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland.

You can apply for ITA funding if you are aged 16 or over and:

– you are unemployed, or
– you are employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are self-employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are retired and your total pension income is £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are not working and have no income

You will not be able to apply for ITA funding if you are in school, or are enrolled in a College or University course, or if you are involved in any other SDS funded programme including Modern Apprenticeships.

Need more info?
Please contact us for more details.

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