Safer Working Practices

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 1 - 2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Anyone working with children and young people need to ensure they understand how to mange their own behaviour and that of other employees and the children themselves when dealing with professionals and volunteers.

This course will help learners to get a better insight into how situations can develop and how to effectively respond.

This Safer Working Practices course 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.

This course goes into detail about how to manage behaviour when working with children and young people, to be more aware of how situations can develop, and gives guidance on working practices suitable for a wide range of professionals and volunteers. 

This course covers the following: 

  • Why safe working practices are necessary 
  • Guidance for both children and adults around safe working practices 
  • Protocols, procedures and terminology 
  • Relevant legislation and government guidance 
  • Management of allegations 
  • Behaviour, what is appropriate and how to manage it 

The course includes a wide range of scenarios to enable to learner to reflect on own practice and engage in their learning; it also includes knowledge check challenges throughout and links to appropriate external organisations. 

It is suitable for a range of roles such as teachers, social workers, police, volunteers and others working with vulnerable children and young people. 

You will learn

  • Increase your awareness of issues relating to allegations management
  • Gain confidence in challenging inappropriate behavior
  • Understand the importance of sharing information appropriately and keeping records
  • Be able to identify signs of inappropriate behavior towards children and young people

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Volunteers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Sports coaches
  • Care Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Safeguarding leads

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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.