Course Profile

Course Profile: Safeguarding Children & Young People (1 Day)
The welfare of any child and young person must be at the heart of any support provided.  Safeguarding children and young people is everybody responsibility.  The aim of this training course is to provide participants with a thorough introduction to safeguarding children and young people. The course will enable participants to explore their own attitudes to child protection, to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, and to clarify their duty to report incidents. Participants will be encouraged to identify best practice issues, including inter-agency working and anti-discriminatory practice.  Participants will also be encouraged to recognise and address barriers to good practice. This full day event will give participants the skills and competencies needed to implement safeguarding protocols into the workplace.

This course is suitable for any professional involved in children and young people’s services. It could also be beneficial for professionals working in adult services. The course material is set within the current legal and regulatory framework. The course will also reflect the organisation’s values and relevant policy. 
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Certificate : Standard 1, 11
QCF: Level 2: HSC024,025; SHC023,024;
Level 3: HSC024, 025; SHC33, 34
The course is designed for health and support staff working at all levels in a variety of settings. In adult services the course will help organisations to meet CQC Fundamental Standards and will support the Social Care Commitment.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is meant by Safeguarding children & young people
  • What is meant by Child Protection
  • Three key responsibilities: to prevent, to recognise and to report
  • The factors increasing the vulnerability of children and young people
  • What is meant by abuse, neglect & harm
  • What is meant by significant harm
  • The main types of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, neglect and bullying
  • The signs, symptoms and impact of abuse and neglect
  • What is meant by institutional/organisational abuse
  • The patterns of abuse
  • The cycle of abuse
  • The main systems to prevent child abuse, including systems to safeguard children and young people in residential care and systems to safeguard children and young people on line
  • How to respond to a direct disclosure
  • How to report a suspected abusive incident
  • The legal and policy context
  • Useful networks
  • Further reading
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, word shower method, chalk & talk, small group work and pair work, practice studies, questions and answers, questionnaire, facilitated discussion, handouts