Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment Training Package

With this Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment package explore why safeguarding is important and how to keep vulnerable children and young people safe by knowing how to spot signs of abuse or neglect and what to do if this is suspected.

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Package Overview


  • Level 2
  • 2-4 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 8 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Package description

This Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment package looks to provide learners with the relevant information including legislation, policies and procedures surrounding protecting vulnerable children when working or hiring.

This training package has been updated to be compliant with new Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 legislation and how this applies in the workplace or when working with children and young people.

Level 2 Safeguarding Children

Our Level 2 safeguarding children training gives you a deeper understanding of safeguarding issues and how to effectively report them when abuse is suspected.

To help you apply your knowledge in everyday life, we have used real-world scenarios. These scenarios and the supporting case studies will enable you to see how your training can apply to you in your role. A key aim of this training is to provide you with strong context to the training so they can easily relate to the situations presented to you within the training.

There are various topics included in this course such as:

  • 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
  • How to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • What to do if you suspect abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Whistleblowing
  • Types of abuse
  • Your roles and responsibilities
  • Recognising abuse
  • How to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse
  • Record-keeping and recording

Upon completion 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

Safeguarding Children Level 2 is underpinned by the principles of:

  • Working together to safeguard children
  • Keeping children safe in education

Safer Recruitment

It’s incredibly important that when hiring anyone to work with children the correct recruitment policy is followed. By following safer recruitment best practises and considerations, those in charge of recruitment can ensure the safety of adults and children from harm, abuse and neglect.

This course is a set of safe principles covering the essentials areas of safer recruitment including: 

  • An overview of recruitment
  • How to communicate with applicants
  • Preparing job and personnel specifications
  • Application forms, advertising and references
  • Pre-interview checks and selecting candidates for interview
  • DBS checks and enhanced checking, pre-employment checks (PEC)
  • Induction, training, and supervision of new staff
  • Relevant legislation
  • How adults and children might become at risk


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 print a Virtual College certificate.


2-4 study hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material.

Target Audience

This training is designed for anyone who frequently works with children and needs a more in-depth knowledge of safeguarding legislation and procedure

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will learn

  • Recognise why safeguarding is important
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Know what to do if a child discloses information
  • Know how to help children who you suspect are subject to abuse
  • Recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Understand what is meant by multi-agency working
  • Key legislation underpinning multi-agency working
  • Understand why multi-agency working is important
  • Understand the roles in multi-agency working
  • Outline what is meant by safer recruitment and the practices involved
  • Explain how safer recruitment supports effective safeguarding practice, define pre-employment checks (PEC) and who they apply to
  • Identify legislation that underpins safer recruitment, and cases where a safe recruitment process could have prevented abuse
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of candidates
  • Outline the treatment of ex-offenders when working with individuals at risk
  • Know the six NHS employment check standards and their processes
  • Understand the guidance the leads to safer recruitment procedures

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone who frequently works with children and needs a more in-depth knowledge of safeguarding legislation and procedure
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Childminders
  • Daycare Assistants
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Care Workers
  • Many more

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  • 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 physical 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 which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.