Safeguarding Children Awareness (endorsed) Level 2

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Course Modules

  • Vulnerability and Protection
  • Recognising Abuse
  • Child Protection Procedures
  • Training and Assessment method

    e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
    Multiple choice questions (instant results).

    Evidence of achievement

    At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

    This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

    All individuals who work with children in a paid or voluntary capacity in a broad range of situations and who have a responsibility to recognise child abuse and support child protection.

    The course will be useful to all, including but not limited to:

    • dental surgery workers
    • nurses
    • doctors
    • scout and guide leaders
    • teachers
    • child minders
    • youth workers
    • sports associations
    • play groups
    • church groups

    In addition, this course aims to meet statutory training requirements so that health and social care providers can ensure their teams are up-to-date with the issues surrounding Child Protection.

    The course suitable for all health and social practitioners, who as part of their role, may come into contact with children, young people and/or their parents/carers as described in the Intercollegiate Document (Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competences for Health Care Staff 2014).

    Course Description

    This online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, is designed for individuals who work with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity. It relates to the issues surrounding safeguarding children by exploring the concepts of "child vulnerability", "child protection" and "significant harm"; coupled with the individual and organisational responsibilities of protecting children from abuse.

    Building on these concepts child abuse is explored and the four main forms of abuse, namely: physical abuse; emotional abuse; sexual abuse and neglect are explored. In addition the problem of bullying is investigated. The course will enable students to recognise the signs of child abuse by focusing on examples as well as the behavioural and physical indicators.

    The legislation that underpins child protection is briefly explored.

    A practical approach is taken to identify responsibilities in handling the disclosure, recording and reporting of abuse by children. Many practical examples are provided to help adults caring for children to handle and manage the difficult situation of disclosure with encouragement to develop personal checklists for these situations.

    Awareness is raised of the post-referral processes, which explores: the strategy meeting; investigation; the child protection conference; paediatric assessment and the child interview.

    By the end of the study, through exploring real-life scenarios, individuals will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of child vulnerability and abuse.

    The content of this online course is relevant to:
    • The Children Act 2004, which legislates for England and Wales
    • The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995
    • The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.


    Course Objectives
  • Explain the concepts of protection, vulnerability and significant harm in relation to children
  • Identify the responsibility of individuals in protecting children
  • Define abuse and identify the indicators and related examples of physical and emotional abuse
  • Identify the indicators and related examples of sexual abuse, neglect and bullying
  • Explain the nature of child protection law and the related processes for managing disclosure
  • Apply a range of knowledge and understanding to solve practical child abuse situations


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