Safeguarding Children (Awareness)

Our online Awareness of Safeguarding Children course covers the basic principles and responsibilities around safeguarding children

Key Learning Points:

  • The signs, symptoms and behaviours associated with child abuse
  • What child abuse and neglect are
  • The responsibility to safeguard children
  • When and how to report concerns
  • The consequences when concerns are not acted on appropriately

Course Overview

Any child can be a victim of abuse or neglect. Working to safeguard them is everyone’s responsibility and knowing the signs of abuse is vital.

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Children course explores what child abuse is, how to recognise the signs of abuse, and the procedures to follow to report suspected child abuse. It is particularly useful for people whose roles, hobbies or volunteering activities bring them into contact with children, but it is important for all workers to be aware of this topic.

This course is suitable as an introduction to the topic of safeguarding children. For a more in-depth treatment of the subject, see our Introduction to Safeguarding Children course (which includes our Awareness course as its first module).

Course Details

  • Part of our Safeguarding group of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Children online course is broken down into two modules.

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Children online course is broken down into two modules.

What is Child Abuse

When a child is at risk of abuse or neglect, it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect them. This module covers the basic principles of safeguarding children. It also explores the signs, symptoms and behaviours that suggest a child might be at risk of abuse, and the procedures to follow to report it.

Recognising Abuse

This module considers the signs a child is being abused and the associated risk factors. It also presents three serious case studies where procedures were not followed and child abuse went unchecked, complete with a section exploring what authorities have learnt from such tragic cases.

Reporting Abuse

In many serious cases of child abuse, people outside of the situation had a chance to report the abuse but held back. It is important that people know when and how to report suspected child abuse so this never happens again. Reporting abuse to the appropriate authorities is a duty we all share.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Can you spot the signs of child abuse and would you know what to do if you did? Learners are assessed by a series of multiple choice questions. Put your knowledge to the test. Pass with 80% or more to receive your certificate.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

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Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Safeguarding Training

When a child is at risk of abuse, it is everyone’s responsibility to protect them. Nobody should have to live in fear.

Safeguarding is the act of protecting a person’s right to live in safety, without suffering abuse, harm or neglect. Safeguarding practices apply to both vulnerable adults and children.

Training in safeguarding protects both the children at risk and the employee who notices the signs, as they will be equipped to know what to do in those circumstances.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Safeguarding keeps a child safe by making sure any concerns are acted on promptly and by the appropriate teams. When all processes are followed and issues are properly followed up, the safeguarding process can keep vulnerable children safe from harm. It can also stop cycles of hidden abuse or neglect.

A child safeguarding policy is a document explaining how the organisation will keep young people safe from harm while in its care or using its services. All businesses, clubs and childcare facilities need to have a child safeguarding policy that all employees and volunteers have access to when needed.

There are many ways to promote safeguarding in an organisation. Reviewing your child safeguarding policy to ensure it is relevant and making sure all employees receive safeguarding training are the best places to start. Leaders should work to create a culture where staff are empowered to raise safeguarding concerns and know they will be taken seriously.

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