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Safeguarding Children – Level 1

This safeguarding children eLearning course provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and principles of safeguarding children. The session uses a number of real-world scenarios across a range of healthcare settings and roles to stimulate discussion and reflection on how individual staff can and should consider safeguarding in their role.

Safeguarding children and young people from harm and providing an environment in which children can flourish is a key societal value. This level 1 session aims to help all staff – both clinical and non-clinical, and volunteers – familiarise themselves with the key concepts and principles of safeguarding children.

Safeguarding children and child protection legislation is updated regularly and this course is kept up to date in this regard. This session may include information that you have not previously been taught, (for example female genital mutilation, radicalisation, and recognising when a colleague’s behaviour may indicate they are abusing a child or children).

Skills for Health's Safeguarding Children Level 1 elearning course
Level: 1
Duration: 2 hours 35 mins approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills For Health
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All health and social care staff.

This course is made up of the following modules

  • Introduction to safeguarding children
  • Legislation
  • Neglect
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Other types of maltreatment
  • Knowing what to do

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss children’s rights in the safeguarding context and have a basic understanding of the relevant UK legislation
  • Define and explain key terms and concepts, as well as different types of child maltreatment
  • Explain who is responsible for safeguarding children and describe how their role contributes to safeguarding children
  • Explain how the parents’ and carers’ physical and mental health, exposure to domestic violence, and substance use or misuse impacts on the child(ren)’s safety and well-being
  • Name and describe examples of the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • Identify key guidance and describe local procedures to protect children, and reporting concerns, as well as understanding their importance in information sharing
  • Identify sources of advice and support with issues associated with safeguarding and child protection

This course meets the outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 9 Safeguarding Children, Level 1, and Care Certificate Standard 11, Safeguarding Children.

Subject 9: Safeguarding Children, Level 1

The learner will:

  • know potential indicators of child maltreatment in its different forms – physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation)
  • be aware of child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse, sexual exploitation, county lines (young people involved in organised crime who are coerced to traffic drugs or other illegal items around the country)
  • understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • be aware of the vulnerability of; looked after children, children with disabilities, unaccompanied children, care leavers and young carers, missing children
  • understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic abuse and violence and substance misuse
  • understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • know what action to take if they have concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • be aware of relevant legislation (Children Acts 1989, 2004, and Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the equivalent Acts for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales).

Standard 11: Safeguarding Children

  • 11.1 Safeguard children


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