Safeguarding Children Level 3 Refresher Training

This online Safeguarding Children Level 3 Refresher Training has been designed for those who have already completed a Level 3 Safeguarding Children course and need to refresh their knowledge and update their certificate. Anyone working with children needs to have completed some safeguarding training to ensure they are kept as safe as possible and any signs of abuse are noticed and reported.

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Course Overview


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


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our Safeguarding Children Level 3 Refresher training course is designed for anyone who has completed their training in the past, whether that is through face-to-face or digital courses, and is looking to refresh their knowledge.

This Level 3 course is our most in-depth Safeguarding Children course, and has been designed for managers or supervisors who have regular contact with children and their families as part of their role.

It explores safeguarding as a topic including legislation, policies, signs and symptoms of abuse, as well as detailed information regarding reporting suspected abuse, whether it has been reported to them by a child, an adult or a member of staff.

We also offer Safeguarding Children Training at Level 1 and Level 2

Unsure if you require Level 1, 2 or 3 Safeguarding Children training? Check out our short guide to find the course that best matches your needs and requirements here.

Why take this course?

If you work with children as part of your role, it is a statutory requirement to have safeguarding training. As part of this requirement, it is essential that the training is update and refreshed regularly. This is why refresher courses are so important.

Though each company will decide how often the training is refreshed, a common recommendation is every two years. Though this will depend on your role, the more senior you are, the more frequently you are likely to need to update your training in order to keep in the know.

Course overview

We design our courses with the learner in mind. We have built the course using bite-sized modules, which allow you to easily dip in and out of the topics in the order you wish. This flexible digital format also allows you to study at a time and place that suits you.

We have also used immersive real-world scenarios and challenges in order to help you apply the training to your role and to gain a better understanding of the importance of certain topics.

Our course covers a wide range of 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
  • 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

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone who holds a management position and frequently works with children, or anyone who has a designated child protection role, and is looking to refresh their safeguarding children training. These roles could include doctors, child psychologists, registered nurses, social worker, or mental health staff

You will learn

  • Explain the profound impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation
  • Explain the importance of multi-agency cooperation
  • Define safeguarding in respect to children and young people
  • Describe what you need to do if a child makes a disclosure or if you suspect abuse
  • Explain what whistleblowing is, what it is not and why it is important
  • List the ways you can reduce the risk of abuse
  • List the signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse.
  • Outline the responsibilities lead workers in the children’s and young person’s sector have

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Childminders
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Sports teacher/coaches
  • Care workers
  • Police
  • Paramedics
  • Council workers

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • 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.

    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.