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Learning from Serious Case Reviews Levels 1 to 4

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Course Overview

  • Introductory Course
  • 1 Study Hour Per Level
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

This Learning from SCR course will equip all those who come into contact with children with the knowledge and understanding they need to respond to neglect, abuse and extra-familiar harm to help prevent future serious child safeguarding incidents.

You will learn

  • To recognise the most common risk factors relating to neglect, abuse and extra-familial harm that feature in serious child safeguarding incidents
  • How you have a role to promote the welfare and safeguarding of children within the context of multi-agency working
  • Why the 10 key principles of learning from SCRs are critical to keeping children safe, and how they apply to your role
  • Why children's rights to have their wishes and feelings listened to in decision making that affect their lives matters
  • The importance of knowing and understanding the legal and policy frameworks, to fulfil statutory responsibilities
  • How the management of child safeguarding incidents process works, from the point of an incident notification to undertaking a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (local and national)

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Health professionals
  • Police
  • Probation officers
  • Housing officers
  • Youth workers
  • Safeguarding leads
  • CAFCASS roles
  • Students
  • Academics
  • Others who have a role to promote the welfare and safeguard children


  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • The Children Act 1989 and 2004
  • The Education Act 2002

How the online courses work

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    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.

  • Take the course

    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 some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then 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.

  • Your Certificate

    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 by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.


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