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Child Safeguarding in Boarding


This CPD-certified, level-2 e-learning course is suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a boarding environment. 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 the additional safeguarding responsibilities of those working in a boarding environment.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • England: Boarding Schools – National Minimum Standards
  • Wales: National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools
  • Scotland: Health and Social Care Standards
  • Isle of Man: Boarding Schools – Minimum Standards

Course Content

  • Why is it Different - Understanding why boarding environments can pose different and additional safeguarding risks, including peer-on-peer abuse, fgm, radicalisation, and technology.
  • What do Boarding Staff need to do -Looking at the boarding standards and how these apply to staff working in a boarding school, the importance of leadership, whistleblowing (reporting concerns), risk assessment, and the policies and documents set out by the standards.