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Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation

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Overview - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation

This engaging and interactive e-learning course has been designed to help increase learner’s knowledge of child protection processes and procedures which are embedded across Scotland.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of how to recognise the signs that a child or young person may be in need of help and protection from harm, as well as increased confidence in responding appropriately when a concern is raised about a child or young person.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the various types of child abuse and neglect
  • Identify the signs and what to look for
  • Know how to ask questions if you suspect a child is being abused
  • Know what steps to take if you suspect abuse is happening
  • Know what happens after a child care or protection concern is made to Children’s Services (Social Care)
  • Know what to do if a child or an adult discloses abuse
  • Understand the importance of keeping records
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency working
We also have An Introduction to Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Summary


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


Approximately 3 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.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who comes in to contact with children within their work environment.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Very simple to follow
JG 04/06/2013

Well thought out
BM 11/06/2013

Excellent and interactive
CG 11/06/2013

Simply interactive and informative
DJ 11/06/2013

I liked being able to complete my training when it suited me and in the comfort of my own home.
SM 16/06/2013

All very good

Gradual and methodical unfolding of information.
RP 01/10/2013

The way the whole modules were presented by information, pictures and keynotes to remember specially the tests that are at the end of each set. Very well presented, want to read over and over again and gain various points of educating myself.
SR 28/11/2014

I have learned a lot in this module, its ease of use and content were reassuring
DW 02/03/2015

The frames were nicely laid out making it easier to follow what was being stated.
LC 05/03/2015

All was good and settled in mind of various types of abuse and neglect going around in society. I loved about this course as it was online I didn't have the hassle to go somewhere and do it and would want to do more online training.
SR 26/03/2015


£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.

Available for purchases of 10 or more courses. They are automatically calculated when you add courses to your cart.
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