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Awareness of Child Abuse – Foundation and Working with Children with Disabilities Package

An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation
Working with Children with Disabilities

The Awareness of Child Abuse – Foundation acts as an introduction to child protection issues and explores the most efficient actions to take in situations where it is suspected that a child may be being abused.

Working with Children with Disabilities contains information on how you can enable children to communicate about their experiences and provide support.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Complete in approximately 3-6 hours
  • Interactive course with high-quality animations
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificates on completion


These courses aim to ensure that any person who works in a role involving children is adequately prepared to recognise instances of children showing signs of being abused. Through case studies and interactive scenarios, you will learn to recognise the signs of abuse in children and the best actions to take in response.

The training package will also cover the legal requirements and special considerations needed when supervising or working with children with disabilities. Topics such as the effect on families who have a disabled child, factors that make disabled children more vulnerable than others, and discussing equality, diversity and opportunities for those with disabilities will be explored, with the knowledge being consolidated through challenges and activities.

Training outcomes

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Explain the profound impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation.
  • Understand the importance of early intervention.
  • Make use of national guidance, legislation and your local policies and procedures to guide you in your work.
  • Work more effectively with other agencies.
  • Define the four main types of child abuse and neglect.
  • Follow the appropriate procedures if you suspect child abuse or neglect.

Working with Children with Disabilities

  • Compare the different views on disability.
  • Identify disabilities linked to physical development, learning development, sensory development and other aspects of development.
  • Explain the medical and social models of disability.
  • Describe examples of barriers experienced by children and young people with disabilities and their families.
  • Discuss what equality, diversity and inclusion means for children and young people with disabilities, and their families.
  • Recognise potential barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them.
  • Explain the importance of working in partnership with parents/carers and professionals.


Both courses in this package (Awareness of Child Abuse – Foundation and Children with Disabilities) have been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


Together, the courses usually take between 2-4 hours to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Each course takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Target audience

This course package is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

Each end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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