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Safeguarding Children – Level 2

Safeguarding children is everyone’s business, but certain professional groups (including police, teachers and healthcare staff) have statutory responsibilities with regards to safeguarding children and child protection. This safeguarding children course includes safeguarding children at level 2 and is suitable for workers who work with children or parents/ carers on regular basis.

The safeguarding children level 2 eLearning course provides staff with a more detailed understanding of the issues associated with safeguarding children and child protection.

Skills for Health's Safeguarding Children Level 2 elearning course
Level: 2
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
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Course Provider: Skills For Health
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Non-clinical and clinical staff who, within their role, have contact (however small) with children and young people, parents/carers or adults who may pose a risk to children.

This course is made up of the following modules

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children
  • Risk Factors and Vulnerabilities
  • Effective Advocacy
  • Working with Other Agencies
  • Protecting Children from Female Genital Mutilation
  • Protecting Children from Radicalisation
  • Protecting Children from Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

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

  • Examine how risk factors, including parent’s mental and physical well-being, make children vulnerable to abuse
  • Explain ‘thresholds’ including how and when need or risk escalates.
  • Describe the impact/importance of early prevention of maltreatment.
  • Describe the different ways to be an effective advocate for children including facilitating disclosure.
  • Identify when and how to refer a child including those suspected of being a victim of trafficking or sexual exploitation, at risk of FGM or those at risk of being radicalised.
  • Explain the steps to make a child protection or safeguarding referral.
  • Document safeguarding and child protection concerns.
  • Describe the different ways multi-agency teams work together to safeguard children and the importance of sharing information.
  • Act in accordance with key statutory and non-statutory legislation including the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, and the Human Rights Act

This course meets the outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 9 Safeguarding Children, Level 2.

Subject 9: Safeguarding Children, Level 2

The learner will:

  • understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify signs of child abuse or neglect
  • be able to act as an effective advocate for the child or young person
  • understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  • be able to identify one’s own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries, and understand those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
  • know how and when to refer to social care if a safeguarding/child protection concern is identified
  • be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
  • know how to maintain appropriate records including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion
  • be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  • be aware of the risk of FGM in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history where appropriate to role, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support, including the FGM mandatory reporting duties to the police: in accordance with current legislation
  • be aware of the risk factors for grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation) and know who to contact regarding preventive action and supporting those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
  • be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation.


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