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Child Safeguarding - Level 1


This CPD-certified, level-1 e-learning course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children in their work or voluntary activity, and provides learners with a thorough understanding of how to recognise child abuse, the forms of abuse, responding to disclosure, acting on concerns, and reporting abuse.

The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor and culminates with an assessment. It is specifically designed to give learners a better understanding of what the different types of child abuse are, what signs to look out for and what actions to take.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • Working together to safeguard children in England
  • Safeguarding children: working together under the Children Act in Wales
  • National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland
  • Co-operating to safeguarding children in Northern Ireland
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Section 10 of Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

Course Content

  • What is Child Abuse - The prevalence of child abuse, what child abuse covers, the responsibility of professionals who work with children and young people, the definitions of child protection and safeguarding.
  • Neglect - The prevalence of neglect, what neglect covers, the four types of neglect, signs and symptoms, the short and long-term effects of neglect.
  • Physical Abuse - Some statistics, the definition of physical abuse, signs and symptoms of physical abuse, identifying inflicted bruises and wounds, the effects of physical abuse.
  • Emotional Abuse - The definition of emotional abuse including active and passive emotional abuse, and the five types of passive emotional abuse, the signs, symptoms and effects of emotional abuse.
  • Sexual Abuse - The prevalence of reported sexual abuse, what sexual abuse covers, some myths about sexual abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse, the effects of abuse both in childhood and later in life.
  • Disclosures - The different types of disclosure and ways that you may become aware of abuse, and recognising what a disclosure my sound like.
  • Responding to a Disclosure - Responding appropriately to a child who is disclosing abuse, what prevents and encourages disclosure.
  • Taking Action - Passing on information to people who will be able to take action, talking to parents, what should be reported.