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Risk Assessment in Safeguarding

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Overview - Risk Assessment in Safeguarding

In 2006, the Government outlined the knowledge base and actions expected for those who work with children, young people and families. It was stated that all those involved must be able to recognise and know how to act upon evidence that a child’s health or development is or may be impaired.

The aim of this module is to help practitioners from all agencies develop an understanding of theories of risk assessment and become competent in applying them when working with children, young people and their families.

By the end of this module, you should:

  • Be able to recognize and understand the concepts of risk assessment and risk management
  • Be aware of the key research and theories underpinning good assessment
  • Be familiar with the thresholds and criteria used in analyzing risk
  • Be aware of the indicators for abuse in relation to potentially dangerous families
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Overview – Definitions of Risk
  • Models for Risk Assessment
  • Completing a Risk Assessment
  • Role and Responsibilities


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course and assessment you will gain the EAL Level 3 Award


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.


With approximately 57 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Straight forward questions and direction at end of each section.
DD 04/04/2014

It was easy to learn the materials and the graphs and material was useful for me to understand clearly.
FS 14/06/2014

User friendly and clarifies responsibilities that all professionals have a role to safeguard children and young people.
ML 01/09/2014

It was compact and full of relevant info
JT 13/12/2014

easy to use, simple and to the point yet informative
EL 27/03/2015

The challenges at the end of each section are beneficial for reflecting on the information that has just been gathered.
NP 13/04/2015

The modules are broken down into smaller sections meaning that you do not have to complete the whole course in one sitting
JP 15/04/2015

I like how it was simple and the information was all spread out and simple to understand making it easier to read. I also liked how the units weren't really long so you weren't sat there looking at the screen for ages.
LM 19/04/2015

I like the way questions are being set up or quite interactive as they pop up the screen. PA 05/05/2015
PA 05/05/2015


£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@virtual-college.co.uk or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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