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Safeguarding Children Refresher Training
Safeguarding Children Refresher Training
Safeguarding Children Refresher Training
Safeguarding Children Refresher Training

Overview - Safeguarding Children Refresher Course

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance so they can proactively focus on keeping them safe from harm and maintain the ability to act on any concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

The government guidance states that refresher training should take place at least every three years.

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, these include:

  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Radicalisation
  • Forced Marriage
  • Child Trafficking
  • Child Sexual Exploitation

This course takes e-learning to the next level with immersive real world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life.

On completion of this 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

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for a range of roles which work with venerable children including, Teacher, 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.

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction
  • Why is change necessary
  • Current legislation and guidance
  • Early help assessment
  • Hot topics
  • Further information and summary


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


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


Approximately 1 - 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

All professionals who come into contact with children, young people and their families.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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.

Four easy steps to e-learning

Step 1: Find a course

You can buy one or more courses online for yourself or others and, whether you know what you’d like to study or would simply like to browse, finding a course is easy.

Here are some ways you can quickly find the information you need:

  • Search for a course using search box
  • Click "courses" on the top navigation. This page will show a complete list of courses, ordered by our best sellers and new releases
  • Browse courses by category, for example Safeguarding

Step 2: Buy the course

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.

All our payments are dealt with by PayPal; one of the world’s most well-known payment providers – Great Britain’s no 1 preferred online and mobile payment method, so you can be sure that your payment will be safe and secure. Here at Virtual College we never even get to see your credit card details!

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 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.


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: (15)

Safeguarding Children Refresher
19 hours ago
Enjoyed doing this course in the comfort of own home. Easy to follow instructions.
– Suzanne Hanna
Safeguarding Children Refresher
10 days ago
Good course
– Balogun
Safeguarding Children Refresher
one month ago
– Sarah
Safeguarding Children Refresher
2 months ago
Perfect as a refresher with lots of current data and sources included, helping to emphasise the need for effective safeguarding. Liked the use of buttons to access glossary, added resources. Good to see a safe space button, as some may well be overwhelmed by content, well done Virtual College.
– Customer
Safeguarding Children Refresher
3 months ago
Great course was able to complete it very quickly from the comfort of my office. Highly recommended.
– Customer
Safeguarding Children Refresher
8 months ago
Rubbish not done properly
– Kelly
Reply from Virtual College

Good morning Kelly Thank you for leaving your Trustpilot review. A member of our Customer Support Team has contacted you directly about the problems you are experiencing with your course. Kind regards Virtual College

Safeguarding Children Refresher
8 months ago
Very informative and explained well.
– Trudy
Safeguarding Children Refresher
9 months ago
I can recommend this product, very thorough & all in the comfort of your own home.
– Bridget Povey
Safeguarding Children Refresher
9 months ago
Will be using this product again for more training
– lisa anne Taylor
Safeguarding Children Refresher
one year ago
Excellent refresher course, although the topic was a little hard to digest at times due to the nature of the content, the learning materials were great and easy to follow, and the I feel I gained knowledge that I would embed now in my own teaching and learning practices. I would have liked to have been able to save the certificate as a PDF file, rather than print.
– Christina chapman
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