Safeguarding Children (Introduction)

Our online Introduction to Safeguarding Children course explores the key principles, practice and legislation relating to safeguarding people under 18

Key Learning Points:

  • The key principles of safeguarding children
  • The importance of a child-centred approach to safeguarding
  • How and when to report suspected abuse
  • Why information sharing is vital
  • Why and how local authorities carry out serious case reviews
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
Safeguarding Children (Introduction)
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Course Overview

It is every child's right to live without fear of suffering. It is everyone's responsibility to protect children from abuse and neglect.

Our Introduction to Safeguarding Children course explores the principles and legislation around safeguarding, including when to report concerns to the local authorities. It uses real-life scenarios to illustrate the importance of effective safeguarding.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children includes our Awareness of Safeguarding Children course as an introductory module. It builds on the knowledge gained in that course and is particularly useful for those whose roles bring them into contact with children.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 55 minutes
  • Available for translation

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

Our Introduction to Safeguarding Children online course contains two sections. One is the Awareness of Safeguarding Children course to give a basic grounding in the main safeguarding principles. The remaining section is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Principles and Legislation
Principles and Legislation
This module covers the main principles to consider when safeguarding children: a co-ordinated approach, early help and a child-centred approach. It explores these principles in depth, and how they relate to real-life safeguarding. The importance of information sharing is also considered. The module provides an excellent overview of the key themes of child safeguarding.
Reporting Abuse to Local Authorities
Reporting Abuse to Local Authorities
Knowing when to report suspected abuse can be difficult to judge. What should you do to establish the facts, and how should you respond when you suspect a child that you have contact with is suffering from abuse? This module covers the question of when is the time to alert authorities and the processes they go through to protect the child or children in question.
Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong with child safeguarding – including processes not being followed or inaccurate information sharing. In some cases, this can lead to prolonged abuse. This module explores learning from the times the system hasn’t worked and how it can be prevented from happening again. The role of Safeguarding Children Partnership Boards is explained.

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about safeguarding children. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass.

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The Importance of Safeguarding Training

Everybody has the basic human right to live a life without abuse. Unfortunately, this right is not always respected. It is everyone's responsibility to protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse, neglect and harm.

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. It is important for people in many different job roles to recognise the signs of possible abuse and what to do about them.

The Importance of Safeguarding Training


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

Why is it important to safeguard a child?
It is important to safeguard a child to make sure they are protected from mistreatment, abuse and neglect. When safeguarding is done correctly, all affected parties work together to provide a solution to the concern in a way that benefits the child. Raising the alarm when there is a concern is vital.
What are safeguarding issues in schools?
There are many safeguarding issues in schools, ranging from preventing bullying, radicalisation and abuse to watching out for signs of physical and mental abuse in the home environment. Schools need to ensure they are a safe space for children where their needs are being put first always.
Who is responsible for safeguarding children?
Everybody who works with children is responsible for safeguarding them. It is also the duty of everyone who comes into contact with children to do as much as possible to ensure their safety. Safeguarding training helps people to recognise possible signs of distress or abuse in vulnerable children and to know how to report their concerns.

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