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Hidden Harm
Hidden Harm Course
Hidden Harm Course
Hidden Harm Course

This course provides a general overview of problematic drug and alcohol use, who it affects and how.

The course also explains common ways in which parents can be assessed and what risk and protective factors may exist.

Potential strategies for improving outcomes for children are also explored.

  • Instant digital certificate on completion
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in 60-90 minutes
  • 24 hour learner support
Description

Overview - Hidden Harm

Why take this course?

Thousands of adults in the UK are classed as being problematic drug or alcohol users. A range of services are in place to assist them, but historically their children could easily be overlooked. However, government guidance now specifically aims to support affected children and this course aims to raise awareness of the key issues, as well as equip you to take appropriate action. This course maps to DANOS, the Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards.

The content of this e-learning course includes:

  • Overview of the hidden harm of parental drug and alcohol misuse
  • Impact on families and children
  • Assessing parental and family needs
  • Opportunities to influence the outcomes for children
  • How to engage positively with families

Training outcomes

  • Raise awareness of hidden harm issues relating to parental substance misuse.
  • Identify how the hidden harm aspects of parental substance misuse may affect children and young people.
  • Gain confidence in associating hidden harm with potential safeguarding issues for children exposed to parental substance misuse.
  • Recognise the importance of multi-agency working and the roles and responsibilities of different agencies to support children affected by hidden harm.
  • Understood the importance of sharing information appropriately and keeping records in order to safeguard children affected by hidden harm.

Accreditation

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

Course duration

Approximately one hour to 90 minutes to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout

Target audience

This course is suitable for anyone whose role involves working with children, young people and their families.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

The 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 three 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.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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When you've found the course you want simply click on “Add to basket”. You can then continue shopping or check out and make a secure payment via the PayPal payment screen. This allows you to pay with most popular credit or debit cards or your PayPal account, and receive your receipt by email.

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Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.

You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on salesteam@virtual-college.co.uk or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

For the best possible internet browser experience we recommend you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.

You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.

Discounts

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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