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Safeguarding and Leadership in Healthcare

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Course Overview

  • Advanced
  • 12+ Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • Online Interactive Course
  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

Our in-depth course provides extensive guidance and learning regarding the roles and responsibilities of the safeguarding leads and managers in healthcare.

Anyone who works with children or vulnerable adults understands that safeguarding is an important part of their role.

The leadership roles and responsibilities cover many different topics and safeguarding areas, so up-to-date and in-depth knowledge is vital.

You will learn

  • Governance, why it is important, and how to apply it
  • Duty of Candour, relevant policies and procedures
  • The importance of ‘safeguarding disclosures’, the responsibilities and roles of groups and named or designated professionals, and the overall response to a safeguarding disclosure
  • How supervision is linked to performance and improvement, and the responsibilities of a supervisor
  • The skills needed to support and manage stress, wellbeing, and resilience
  • The impact of Serious Case Reviews on Adult and Child Practice Reviews, and their contribution to safeguarding legislation and policy
  • The legislation, guidance and regulation relating to health and social care
  • The signs and signals of abuse in both children and adults, how and why to report effectively record it
  • The benefits of multi-agency working and information sharing, and the framework in place to facilitate it
  • The roles and responsibilities relevant to job roles and organisations, for both children and adults, across sectors
  • The ways children and young people use technology and the internet, identify e-safety practices, how to report online abuse and how to seek further support
  • Cyberbullying, the triggers for cyberhate, and the risks and consequences for victims.
  • Online abuse relating to children and the process of grooming
  • How to assess risk in Child Sexual Exploitation
  • FGM, abuse linked to faith or belief, and honour-based violence, and how to help children and adults in vulnerable situations
  • The motives and indicators of forced marriage, and potential consequences for victims
  • Who is at risk of modern slavery, the indicators, and the National Referral Mechanism
  • The definition of trafficking and its causes and consequences
  • Indicators of radicalisation and the government’s Prevent and CONTEST strategies against radicalisation and extremism
  • Signs of domestic violence and how to help adults and children at risk
  • Why assessing mental capacity is important
  • Legislation relating to these issues

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Senior Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Safeguarding Leads
  • Anyone working with children and/or adults in the workplace


Legislation covered in this course includes:

Module one: Core

  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  • Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR 2015
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children Act 2004

Module Two: Further learning

  • Public Order Act 1986
  • Malicious Communications Act 1988
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Communications Act 2003
  • Digital Economy Act 2017
  • Protection of Children Act 1978
  • Criminal Justice and Courts 2015
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Modern Slavery Act (England and Wales) 2015

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

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    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.


Volume discounts for teams

If you're buying more than 10 of the same course then our volume discounts will be automatically applied to your basket:

  • 20% discount for orders of 10+ of the same course
  • 30% discount for orders of 50+ of the same course
  • 40% discount for orders of 100+ of the same course

Simply choose your training courses, purchase online and your volume discount will be added to your basket.

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