Safeguarding Children And Young People Level 3

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Course Modules

  • Understanding Abuse And Safeguarding
  • The Law And Reporting Responsibilities
  • Responding To Abuse, Neglect And Disclosure
  • Training and Assessment method

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

    Average study time

    8 hours 15 minutes
    (this time does not in anyway suggest that you personally will complete the course in this time. Some individuals study faster then others so the study time differs from individual to individual.)

    Evidence of achievement

    BYTSYZ e-Learning Certificate of achievement and student transcript.

    This BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

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

    • Designated Senior Person (DSP) for child protection
    • head teachers
    • teachers
    • classroom assistants
    • SEN Co-ordinators
    • anyone working in educational settings such as schools and colleges and other organisations, who works with children and young people
    • general practitioners and other doctors who work with children
    • qualified nurses who work with children and young people
    • social workers
    • paramedics and other professions allied to medicine who work with children and young people
    • health and social care managers
    • health and social care professionals
    • health and social care support workers
    • youth workers
    • volunteers who work with children and young people
    • church and religious workers
    • children's entertainers
    • those working with children and young people in sports coaching
    • anyone, who as part of their role, works with children and young people under the age of 18.

    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 working 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 BYTSYZ online course is designed for individuals who work with children and young people. It explores the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and young people by exploring the concepts of 'child vulnerability', 'child protection' and 'significant harm'; coupled with practitioner and organisational responsibilities of ensuring wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.

    Building on these concepts child abuse is explored through defining the term and exploring the four main forms of abuse, namely: physical abuse; emotional abuse; sexual abuse and neglect. In addition the problem of bullying is investigated. The course will enable students 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 explored, including the child protection orders covered by UK legislation. In England, the core legislation is The Children Acts (1989) and (2004), which provides the framework within which organisations must operate in terms of their policies, procedures and protocols. It also explores the relevant guidance on inter-agency collaboration with an emphasis on 'Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)'. There is detail about the work of the Disclosure and Barring Service, created by The Protection of Freedoms Act (2012)'. The course also explores the variances in legislation and guidance across all other parts of the United Kingdom.

    A practical approach is taken to define the responsibility of organisations and individuals in relation to handling a disclosure and recording/reporting the abuse of children and young people. Practical examples are included to help practitioners handle and manage the difficult situation of disclosure with encouragement to develop personal check-lists for these situations.

    Awareness is raised of the post-referral processes, including:

    • strategy meetings
    • investigations
    • child protection conferences
    • paediatric assessments
    • interviews.

    There is a detailed exploration of multi-agency working and collaboration to ensure the wellbeing of children. The main agencies involved in a multi-agency approach are examined as is their methods of working.

    By the end of the study, through exploring real-life scenarios, individuals will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to:

    • work within the legislation and guideline requirements associated with the safeguarding of children and young people
    • recognise the signs and symptoms of child vulnerability and abuse
    • know what to do when this is identified
    • manage a child disclosure
    • ensure safe practice
    • operate using a multi-agency approach.

    The content of this online course is relevant to practitioners in all parts of the United Kingdom as it covers the differences in legislation, guidance and approaches to assessment.


    Course Objectives
  • Identify the key concepts and definitions relating to abuse and the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people
  • Identify the characteristics of abuse and neglect in al their forms
  • Explain how practitioners and organisations can safeguard children and young people whilst minimising the risk of allegations and complaints
  • Identify the key legislation relating to the safeguarding and protection of children and young people
  • Describe practitioner responsibility in relation to concerns about abuse and the issues surrounding reporting, recording and confidentiality
  • Describe effective practitioner response to the evidence of abuse or the risk of abuse
  • Explain best practice for the response to disclosure
  • Identify opportunities for multi-agency working and how information can be safely shared


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