Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. This training pack includes the Safeguarding Children Refresher training and the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect course.
If you come in to contact with children for long periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer, or if you need to refresh your safeguarding knowledge and training, this is the course for you.
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive courses with colourful animations
- Complete in two to five hours
- 24 hour learner support
- Instant digital certificates on completion
This Safeguarding training pack is made up of two of our most vital courses within the safeguarding theme. This training pack will provide learners with key knowledge to be able to work with children and identify the signs of abuse or neglect.
Why take this Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Safeguarding Refresher training?
Upon completion of this training pack, you will understand the different types of abuse there are, and begin to recognise and differentiate between different signs of abuse or neglect. You will understand how to keep accurate records and understand what to do when you discover or suspect that a child is being abused.
It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of legislation and guidance and maintain the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people. The government guidance states that safeguarding refresher training should take place at least every three years.
Safeguarding Refresher Course
This course was originally developed in collaboration with experts from six Safeguarding Children Boards and has recently been updated to include all child safeguarding areas required to be covered by Ofsted and CQC inspections.
After taking this Safeguarding Refresher course, learners will be able to:
- Apply the changes to practice made over the past three years to your work
- Identify different levels of harm and follow the appropriate safeguarding procedures
- Collect safeguarding children information from both a local and national context
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Course
After taking this Awareness of Child Abuse course, learners will be able to:
- Understand the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer
- Recognise the tell-tale signs of abuse
- Understand what the correct course of action is when a child is being abused
The content of this training pack has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of each course in this training pack you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
The Child Abuse and Neglect course will take between one to two hours and the Safeguarding Children Refresher course will take approximately one to three 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.
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 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. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Frequently asked questions
How does the training work?
This training consists of two online courses which you (or your learners) can complete on your computer, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.
The courses consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners keep in touch and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The training is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but each course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate.
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this training?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this training. 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 courses. 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 training 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 training work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This training 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 a 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.
Do the courses contain sound?
Yes, these courses contain 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 are these certificates valid for?
There is no set time for how long the certificates are valid for. It is generally recognised that Safeguarding certificates are renewed every three years, however some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.
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.