Level 2 Safeguarding Everyone and Safer Recruitment Training Package

With this Safeguarding Everyone Level 2 and Safer Recruitment package explore the importance of safeguarding, how to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse or neglect whilst also understanding to how to safely recruit for jobs in relation to safeguarding. 

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Package Overview


  • Level 2
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 8 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Package description

With this package, gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities to successfully safeguard both children, young people, and adults, from understanding the latest legislations and regulations to spotting signs of abuse.

Also discover how to successfully and safely recruit for your business to protect anyone vulnerable.  

Level 2 Safeguarding Everyone

Working with children, young people and adults means you have a responsibility to safeguard them, to protect them from abuse and neglect whilst carrying out your duties.

This course covers the following safeguarding topics:

  • 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
  • National and local contexts
  • Types of abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • Whistleblowing
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Recognising abuse
  • How to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse
  • Record-keeping and recording

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.


2-3 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, young people and adults 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

  • Be able to recognise the signs of abuse
  • Be able to respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Be able to recognise the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Know the most appropriate ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Understand serious case reviews any their outcomes
  • 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:

  • Administrators
  • Reception staff
  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Social workers
  • Safeguarding teams
  • Head Teachers
  • HR Staff
  • Governing Bodies
  • Governors

How the online courses work

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    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 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.