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Safeguarding Children (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care


Duration: 1 hours


Modules: 5


Child Maltreatment and its Different Forms

Relevance of domestic abuse mental physical ill-health substance misuse

Risks associated with the internet and online social networking

What to do if you have concerns and the importance of sharing information

Key legislation and guidance and an explanation of the term - 'looked after child'


This course meets the national minimum training standards for Safeguarding Children at Level 1 as set out in “Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competences for health care staff.” (Intercollegiate Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014).


The knowledge element of standard 11 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course and the course outlines the main issues in safeguarding children and provides information about what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused.


In this course you will:


Know about child maltreatment in its different forms (physical including fabricated and induced illness, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect) including child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) child sexual exploitation (CSE) and radicalisation including prevalence and impact

Know about relevance of parental, family and carer factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill-health, substance and alcohol misuse

Know what to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment, including local policies and procedures around who to contact, where to obtain further advice and support, and have awareness of the referral process

Know about the importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so)

Know what to do if they feel that their concerns are not being taken seriously or they experience any other barriers to referring a child / family

Know the risks associated with the internet and online social networking

Know what the term 'looked after child' means

This course is aimed at:


All staff in health care settings

New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles

New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles

Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support


This course will also be useful for:


Staff moving into new roles within their organisation

Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff


Course Certificate

This course has been independently accredited as conforming to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course you will automatically be awarded a certificate detailing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.You can download the certificate from your leaner account.


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