Safeguarding Awareness

Overview

Many employees do not have regular contact with children or vulnerable adults, but benefit from a basic understanding of the principles of safeguarding for both of these groups. This course looks at these key principles in a short, engaging e-learning course, giving the learner confidence that they understand the basics of safeguarding required for their role.

Audience

This safeguarding awareness course is for people who might come into contact with or have occasional or indirect contact with children or vulnerable adults as part of their work.

Please note that people whose job routinely includes direct work with children or vulnerable adults should have in-depth training in safeguarding - please refer to our Level 1 and Level 2 safeguarding courses.

About this course

The course is split into four modules and will take approximately one hour to complete:  1. Recognising the signs of child abuse 2. Your role in reporting and preventing child abuse 3. Recognising the signs of adult abuse 4. Your role in reporting and preventing adult abuse

Objectives

In this course you will learn:

  • How to recognise the signs of adult and child abuse
  • What to do if you suspect someone is being abused
  • The different types of abuse
  • Your role in reporting and preventing adult and child abuse
  • How to minimise the risk of abuse
  • How to respond to disclosed abuse

    Content

    Here are a few topics contained in this course:

    What is abuse? | Types of abuse | Recognising abuse | Legislation relating to safeguarding children | When to report suspected abuse | How to respond to disclosed abuse | How to minimise the risk of abuse | What makes an adult vulnerable? | Types of abuse | Recognising abuse | Issues of consent | Legislation relating to safeguarding adults | When to report suspected abuse | How to respond to disclosed abuse | How to minimise the risk of abuse | Treating adults with dignity and respect