This course covers the core information for Level 1 Safeguarding Children. It introduces safeguarding as a subject and covers key safeguarding topics, such as the national and local context, jargon and key terms, multi-agency working and best practice. This training also advises how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what you should do if you suspect a child is being abuse or if they disclose information.
As well as covering all these topics, it also focuses on your role and what you can do to recognise and reduce the likelihood of abuse. The final part explores how to deal with suspected and disclosed abuse at Level 1.
Safeguarding children is crucially important for everyone regardless of where they work or at what level. Everyone has a responsibility when it comes to protecting children.
Level 1 training is designed to be the most accessible level of safeguarding training enabling anyone, no matter what their previous knowledge, to understand key safeguarding terms and procedures alongside the most common types of abuse learners may come across.
This training gives learners the knowledge they need to effectively and accurately report signs of abuse or if they suspect a child is being abused.
It also uses immersive real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. These real-world scenarios and supporting case studies will enable learners to see how their training can apply to their roles.
It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to have up-to-date 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.
This online training course gives learners a deeper, more engaging learning experience with immersive real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. On completion of this course learners will be able to:
An overview of safeguarding, Why is safeguarding important, Serious case reviews and Bichard reports, the latest legislation and guidance, Multi-agency working, Jargon and key terms, Disclosure of information from children, National and local contexts, Reducing the likelihood of abuse, What to do if you suspect abuse, Signs and symptoms of abuse, Whistleblowing, Types of abuse, Roles and responsibilities, Recognising abuse, How to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse, Record-keeping and recording.
This Level 1 course is suitable for a range of roles who need to be able to correctly report suspected signs of abuse involving vulnerable children. This might include: receptionists, administrators, caterers, transport staff, maintenance staff, volunteers and many more roles.
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. 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 have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists 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 stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but the course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out on the next working day.