This Safeguarding Children training course covers both levels 1 & 2 and also covers standard 11 of the Care Certificate. The WHO estimated that up to 1 billion minors between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age have endured physical, emotional, or sexual violence. This is why Safeguarding Children training is essential for anyone who comes into contact with children, either at work or as a volunteer. This course covers the often-difficult subject of child abuse; considering the different kinds of abuse, how to spot the signs, and how to correctly and discreetly report your concerns so that the problem is addressed.
- Learn how to work towards best practice in line with the Children’s and Young Persons Act 2008
- Learn how to recognise the signs of abuse in a child and the importance of a child centred approach
- Understand the importance of reporting and recording circumstances or evidence of abuse
The beauty of safeguarding, which can be overlooked, is that by creating a trusting relationship with a child, they’ll likely choose you. But the responsibility doesn’t just lie with you, you have ample support around you – this is a multi-agency effort. Within your organisation, you’ve got your colleagues, your Designated Safeguarding Leads and your managers and you also have those outside of your organisation. This section will look at the legislation, children’s legal rights, policies & procedures and your safeguarding responsibilities.
In this section, we’re going to look at the common types of child abuse and the warnings that can suggest abuse is taking place. As you move through this section these subjects may start to feel a little heavy and you may experience information-overload, but the most important part of recognising abuse is remembering that harm is harm. It’s important to remember that you will not be penalised for misdiagnosing the type of abuse – it’s just your duty to recognise the signs that suggest something isn’t quite right.
Recognising that a child is being abused, or is at risk of abuse, can be very upsetting and it may be tempting to avoid the issue or convince yourself you’re worrying over nothing. But if your gut, your professional judgement or your common sense is telling you something isn’t right, it’s time to respond – and quickly. In this third section, we take a look at what to do if a child makes a disclosure and you need to respond directly to them.