Safeguarding Children (Levels 1 and 2)

Safeguarding Children (Levels 1 and 2)
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Prepare yourself for making safeguarding referrals (to the police and Children?s Social Care). Looking to brush up your knowledge?

New to the topic and looking for a clear and thorough briefing ? in case you are ever involved?

Either way, this course is for you.

The 9-course bundle explains the meaning and key principles behind safeguarding, child protection, child abuse and significant harm.

You will also learn how to recognise and respond to child abuse; what are its causes, types, and effects; and all the key stages of the referral process ? e.g. Children?s Social Care and the components of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need.


This Safeguarding Children (Levels 1 and 2) course is intended for staff who fall into the following work groups:

  • Group 3: Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
  • Group 4: Members of the workforce who are responsible for making safeguarding referrals to the Police and Children?s Social Care
  • Group 5: Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries, including professionals police and children?s social care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.
  • Objectives

    Once you?ve completed this course, you?ll have a knowledge of:

    • Background, legal basis and definition of safeguarding, child protection and child abuse
    • Serious case reviews and core functions of Local Safeguarding Children?s Boards
    • Concept of significant harm, what to do if child abuse is suspected as well as the key principles of child protection
    • Who abuses children and the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
    • Recognising signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator
    • Causes and effects of abuse on children
    • Information to record and what to do if you have concern
    • Responding to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect
    • Types of questions that can be asked, should be asked, and should be avoided
    • Considerations before referring a safeguarding concern to Children?s Social Care
    • Information you should provide to Children?s Social Care and the questions you should ask
    • What you and Children?s Social Care should do following a referral
    • The Framework for the Assessment of Children and their families and its principles
    • Assessing children?s needs
    • Understand the ?Domains? and ?Dimensions? of the Framework
    • Importance of keeping an up to date chronology and how to record one
    • Purpose and possible outcomes of a Strategy Discussion and Section 47 Enquiries
    • Initial Child Protection Conferences


    • Background and the Law
    • Child Abuse Awareness
    • Recognising Abuse and Neglect
    • If You Have Concern
    • Responding to a Disclosure ? What You Should Do
    • Responding to a Disclosure ? How to Ask Questions
    • Referring Safeguarding Concerns
    • Recognising and Avoiding Dangerous Safeguarding Practice
    • Chronologies