ABOUT THIS COURSE
Safeguarding children means protecting them from abuse and keeping them safe from harm. It means promoting their health and welfare, helping them to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have adequate safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.
Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs.
This online Safeguarding Children Training Package covers the following:
Level 1 & 2:
An introduction to the key principles of safeguarding children
Understanding why safeguarding children is important
The Human Rights of Children - The United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
An understanding of what safeguarding children means
An awareness of key safeguarding children legislation
An understanding of the common terms used in safeguarding children
An understanding of the complex nature of child abuse
The 'Toxic Trio' in relation to safeguarding children
An awareness of the main types of abuse in children and young people
An awareness of the dangers of radicalisation of children and young people
An awareness of the dangers of child trafficking
An awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls and young women
Awareness of the risks (to children and young people) from the internet and social networking sites
Emerging themes in relation to child protection, safeguarding children and young people
Knowing what to do if a child or young person discloses abuse
Knowing what to do if you suspect child abuse
Understanding your responsibilities in protecting children and young adults from abuse
Where to find useful information and resources regarding the safeguarding of children (online child protection learning resources).
The beauty of safeguarding, which can be overlooked, is that by creating a trusting relationship with a child, they’ll likely choose you. But the responsibility doesn’t just lie with you, you have ample support around you - this is a multi-agency effort. Within your organisation, you’ve got your colleagues, your Designated Safeguarding Leads and your managers and you also have those outside of your organisation. This section will look at the legislation, children's legal rights, policies & procedures and your safeguarding responsibilities.