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Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core
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Overview - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core

If you come in to contact with children for long periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer this is the course for you.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. You can ensure you are trained adequately in safeguarding and child protection issues in just a few hours with this online training.

This course contains all of the information in ‘An Introduction to Safeguarding’, and greatly expands on all of the included course topics in order to give those that work with children for extended timeframes the detailed information you need to safeguard the children in your care.. Essential topics covered in the course include: Understanding the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer. How you can identify the tell-tale signs. What is the correct course of action when you suspect a child is being abused or when a child or adult discloses abuse. You will also learn reliable methods of keeping accurate records.

If you come in to contact with children for short periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer you may want to consider completing An Introduction to Safeguarding.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Key topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to safeguarding children / child protection
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect

The course also features a comprehensive summary


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


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


Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

What our customers have said

That the text was split onto various transparencies rather than having one big text you have to read. It gave me time to properly read and think it through before clicking 'Next'.
03/04/2016 AL
I liked the way that alternative answers/options were explained in the case studies.The language used was very clear and held my interest.Clever use of graphics and links in the presentation kept the training interesting - pages of text might have been harder to digest.
26/03/2016 DO
How detailed it was as it is an important subject that all professionals working with children should be aware of and trained in.
06/03/2016 CC
Reminders that content may be upsetting and having to uncover the pictures yourself meant that you could prepare yourself first without having the images forced on you
20/02/2016 KA
I liked the fact that some of the text was spoken. I also liked the interactive nature of the modules. Use of colour and graphics was very good. It was also helpful to have the progress bar at the foot of the page
03/02/2016 CW
This has been the best e-learning i have completed so far. I liked the interactive parts where you had to write thoughts and also the pictures to show types of bruising was helpful.
26/01/2016 SM
I liked that there was the safe place setting, so that when studying the modules, if someone found a particular topic too distressing, they could go to the safe place, maybe talk to someone, until they calmed down enough to complete the module.I thought the tests throughout the modules were really good, especially as they would explain the answer once you had completed it.
08/01/2016 AC
Being able to do a section at a time & not having to commit to complete the whole course at one time was an advantage.
02/01/2016 TY
Easy to understand
23/10/2015 JB
It was useful having real pictures and relating the types and signs of abuse to them.
SB 14/04/2015
The system is easy to access. I liked the way the module is split into different sections so that made it easier for me to complete it, I was able to split it over 2 evenings rather than try to complete the whole thing in one go.
NW 17/03/2015
Very well balanced visual and auditory aspects with the content reading - helps information stick in memory
JF 06/03/2015
I liked the fact that you have to click each part to get the next part, allowing you to digest the information in small doses rather than having a huge amount of text to read at once.
AC 12/02/2015
i like the fact that there was a talk through as well as sub titles and that i was given the opportunity to click on many links/sources during the module which made it even more interesting
NH 22/01/2015
To work at own pace and have immediate links to relevant information if people don't know what the legislation or documents contain which have been mentioned
VJ 03/01/2015
I was able to further my knowledge of child abuse
GP 27/12/2014
I feel this was a well put together course and one of the best I have done on safeguarding. I feel I have understood and retained this info better than ones I have attended or previous e learning.
HM 21/05/2014
Very easy to access, liked the way it asked me to click on images for more information because it broke down the information so that I could read and understand it better and more importantly helped me to remember the information by visualising it in my head
MA 20/05/2014
Please do provide more e-learning courses for teachers/carers as not many are able to go out of home to achieve them, so it is very convenient to do it whilst at home.
SD 14/05/2014
I loved the module was very easy and self explanatory, the best is part of the online module is that it can be done in my time.
FG 13/05/2014
Although it took me some time to complete, I found the content very thorough and interesting, in particular how to receive a disclosure from a child, and the communication skills used. How records kept by us are used to form the bigger picture, and the assessment at the end.
LP 09/05/2014
The module was very informative and provided me with the level of knowledge I require for my role.The system gave easy to understand and use instructions
TB 08/05/2014
I enjoyed the full course online I felt much more comfortable doing this at home in my own time rather than in a classroom with other people I found it useful that someone read out all the information for me it was also helpful to go back and re-read in revision.
CR 01/05/2014
I liked the interactive screens. I liked the way that there are challenges to check understanding and the visual format varies from page to page. I like the way that you can see how far you have progressed and are able to review units.
MH 28/04/2014
I thought it was good that you had the paragraph which had everything the voiceover was saying. Some people, like myself, learn better using visual rather than audio materials, so having access to both was great.
DP 23/04/2014
The combination of visual /reading material. It was concise and you could stop and start at your leisure and not have to "navigate" a path back to the point you left.
MJ 22/04/2014
I was able to further my knowledge of child abuse
GP 27-12-2014

How it Works

  • Complete the course online at your convenience
  • Pages from the course can be printed
  • Notes can be recorded
  • Notes can be recorded, and you can re-visit any part of the training, even after you have completed the course.
  • Course material has been broken down into chapters, making it easier to complete in your own time
  • The Learning Management System automatically tracks your progress, making it easy to pause and resume at a later time.

Start Your Training Today

Once the payment has been accepted you will immediately be allocated an account in our Learning Management System, and you will be able start your training right away.

£30.00 + VAT- This cost is for a single user.

LMS - Track and record multiple learners

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On average this course contributes 1 - 2 hours towards your CPD


Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885083.

Corporate Purchasers

If you have 10 or more learners and want to track their progress or, for details of how we can help you with a corporate e-learning solution, please contact us


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£30.00 + VAT- This cost is for a single user.