Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding is the protection of basic human rights and we all have the right to be healthy, happy and live free from fear and abuse, with respect and dignity. As a care worker in the child care sector, someone who is responsible for the care of children, or someone who comes into contact with children in their chosen profession, you and the company you work have a responsibility to protect those in your care and who you come into contact with.

From this course you’ll learn about key safeguarding legislation designed to minimise the abuse of children. We’ll examine the statistics so you can get a feel for the prevalence of abuse, and by the end of the course you’ll have a much deeper understanding of the principles of safeguarding children to employ in your work life.

We’ll define key terminology for safeguarding, examine the principle laws relating to safeguarding and why they’ve been put in place. You’ll learn the types of abuse often suffered by children, why they might not tell, and how to identify and report concerns. After this course you should be better equipped to protect children in your care.

What are the benefits of this course?

This course is recognised by the CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Did you know?
  • 4.3m people are employed in the health & social sector in 20191
  • In 2013, 150.6 billion was spent on public and private healthcare2
  • Over 112,000 people are employed directly by local authorities in health & social sector3

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children
2 Types of Abuse, who may carry it out and why children may not tell
3 Recognising the Signs of Abuse
4 What to do if you suspect a child is being abused
5 Safeguarding Legislation


75 minutes

Why Choose DDR Consultants

Our health and social care courses are industry accredited and provide you with everything you need to help you in your career and make it a rewarding experience. Over 4 million people are employed in the sector in the UK and our courses can help you stand out from the crowd.

In addition to being recognised by leading organisations, our courses can be completed at a time that is convenient to you, in any location. All you need is Internet access and you’re good to go.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Price: £35