This introductory course for safeguarding children is designed for professionals who may only come into contact with children for short but regular periods of time throughout their work, or for volunteers who need to understand how they can safeguard children to the best of their ability.
With this course material, learners can ensure they are trained appropriately to be able to work with children and they have taken the necessary steps to be able to identify the signs of child abuse.
Upon completion of this course, professionals and learners who are new to working with children will be able to recognise when a child is in danger, and what their responsibility is when it comes to reporting child abuse and neglect.
Anyone who comes into contact with children or their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The course carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately one to two hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
You can phone, or write.
if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:
New Road, Grays,
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection