For those working in a social care environment it is vital to understand the importance and principles of safeguarding and the role staff play in it. The online training course includes information on how to safeguard children, young people and adults by covering several different topics and is essential training for those working in social care.
Anyone working in a social care environment needs to understand their own responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding in their work setting.
This course introduces learners to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults in the social care environment.
This course introduces safeguarding as a topic, covering jargon, legislation, multi-agency working and best practice, as well as how to identify the signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse and what you should do if you suspect a vulnerable individual is being abused or if they disclose abuse. The core content also covers national and local context, whistleblowing, record-keeping and reporting, and focuses on your role and what you can do to recognise and reduce the likelihood of abuse. The course also covers the following topics, which are specific to safeguarding in a social care setting:
The course also includes challenges for learners to check their understanding as the course proceeds, plus interactive infographics and scenarios to illustrate the points being made.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.