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Child protection and safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

You have a responsibility to ensure that the health and wellbeing of children and young people, up to the age of 18, is safeguarded.

The Course

This course introduces the roles, responsibilities and rights when it comes to safeguarding children. You will learn to recognise potential indicators of child abuse, understand the impact a parent or carer’s physical and mental health can have on a child, and understand the rights of the child when it comes to safeguarding.

You will learn the actions you should take if you have concerns for a child’s wellbeing, the support available, and begin to understand the basic principles of safeguarding legislation.

The potential risks associated with the internet and social networking will also be considered within this short e-learning course.

Who Is It Aimed At? 

The course is ideal for anyone who has responsibility for looking after, or caring for, children and young people. It may be particularly useful for child minders, nursery staff, teachers and teaching assistants.

The course may also be used as part of the on-programme element of the new apprenticeship standards, and can support the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices need to effectively integrate into the workplace.