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An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. After completing this introductory course, you will have a better understanding of the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer, how to identify the signs of neglect, and how to take the correct course of action if you suspect a child is being neglected.

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

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • CPD certified training
  • Digital certificate on completion


This introductory course for safeguarding children is designed for professionals who may only come into contact with children for short but regular periods of time throughout their work, or for volunteers who need to understand how they can safeguard children to the best of their ability.

Safeguarding awareness is for anyone who is responsible for the protection of children, and also those who promote the welfare of children / young adults and protect them from neglect or harm. If you are working in the early years sector, it is important that you comply to safeguarding measures and standards to ensure the well being of all the children in your care.

Our course will help you to provide the right support for children and young people to make decisions about the risks they face in their own lives. Also protecting those who lack the capacity to make these decisions by themselves.

Why take this introduction to safeguarding children course?

With this course material, learners can ensure they are trained appropriately to be able to work with children and they have taken the necessary steps to be able to identify the signs of child abuse.

Upon completion of this course, professionals and learners who are new to working with children will be able to recognise when a child is in danger, and what their responsibility is when it comes to reporting child abuse and neglect.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for a range of roles which work with venerable children including, Teachers, child-minders, doctors, nurses, social workers, sport teacher/coaches, care workers, police, paramedics, parents and council workers

This course is suitable for all levels within a business including managers, supervisors, full and part time staff and volunteers.

E-learning content

  • An introduction to safeguarding children
  • An introduction to child protection
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect

Training outcomes

  • Learners will begin to understand what safeguarding means and why it is important in their work
  • Learners will then begin to understand the importance of child protection, and be ready to interpret different signals when it comes to identifying child abuse
  • Learners will then be able to identify different types of abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, and to understand what each of those types of abuse may be
  • Learners will understand the appropriate actions they must take when they suspect that a child is in danger, and how they may report child abuse or neglect

Target Audience

Anyone who comes into contact with children or their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The course carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


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


Approximately one to two 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.

Entry requirements

There are no specific 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 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. 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.


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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (16)

An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
3 days ago
Good information
– Champion Childminding
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
4 months ago
I can do this course at my convenience
– Chrisp
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
5 months ago
A good course - very informative.
– Customer
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
9 months ago
Good information
– Customer
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
10 months ago
Feedback I have received from a user was that the training was well explained and easy to use.
– Customer
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
one year ago
Very clear and informative
– Customer
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
one year ago
Great course with lots of helpful information.
– Helen Bedworth
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
one year ago
Interesting course and very useful.
– Jo
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
one year ago
would use again next year - thank you
– Janine Williams - Phab
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
one year ago
Very insightful, perfect introduction to safeguarding.
– Cali Marsh
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