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  • Background and context for children and adult safeguarding
  • Attitudes to safeguarding and key principles in the Care Act
  • Types of abuse and neglect concerns, allegations and disclosures information sharing between agencies practice examples, scenarios and case studies.
  • Safeguarding Children and adults course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to safeguard children. It describes the common types of abuse, how to recognise them, and how to respond to your concerns. It also explains how to correctly report your concerns.
  1. What is safeguarding, who commits abuse, why safeguarding training is important, your responsibilities, and laws and guidance.
  2. Recognising Abuse: What is child abuse, types of abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse.
  3. Recognising Further Types of Abuse Online abuse, grooming, child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation: county lines, bullying and cyber-bullying, radicalisation and extremism, honour-based abuse, female genital mutilation, child trafficking, harmful sexual behaviour, sexual harassment, and peer-on-peer abuse.
  4. Recognising Parental Risk Factors Parental mental health and parental substance misuse.
  5. Responding to a Disclosure Recognising concerns, disclosures from a child, why children don't disclose information, why adults don't take action, and taking action.
  6. Reporting a Concern Your responsibilities, how to report a concern, preserving evidence, when to report a concern, what to report, check existing reports, talking to a child's parents, next steps, and further action.
  7. Recording Information: The importance of good record keeping, when to record concerns, and what to record.  
  • The course uses a variety of written text, interactive activities, and real-life case studies to help you understand your responsibilities. Attendees will establish a good knowledge of their safeguarding duties and responsibilities, surrounding safeguarding. Participants will:
  • feel confident applying the six key principles of safeguarding
  • Gain a clear understanding of responsibilities under the Care Act
  • know how these obligations affect practice and children and family services.
  • Who should attend?

This course is of value to every staff who works with children and adults, no matter how frequently, is required to have knowledge of how to safeguard children and adults.

  • This training course is suitable for anybody who fits these criteria and is required to take training as part of their role. This course is written at an introductory level so no previous knowledge is required.
  • It is suitable for workers of all levels.
  • To assist church workers who are working directly with vulnerable children, youths and adults.
  • To help ministers of the gospel, pastors, priests and deacons
  • To assist parents and guardians with vulnerable children.

 Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by 'safeguarding' and why learning about safeguarding children and adults are so important.
  • Understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection.
  • Understand your responsibilities both within and outside of the workplace.
  • Understand all of the different types of abuse and neglect and how you can identify them.
  • Know more about how to identify the indicators and warning signs of abuse.
  • Know how to respond to any concerns that you have about a child. Be aware of how to act should a child or Adult disclose information about abuse to you.
  • Understand the importance of reporting your concerns to another professional and know what happens at a higher level when a report is made.
  • Be aware of the need to accurately record your concerns in writing.