Safeguarding Children - eLearning

This course raises awareness about the abuse of children, how to recognise such abuse and provides guidance on what action needs to be taken if child abuse is suspected or occurring.

In doing so, it promotes the overall safety and well-being of children.

£2.95 + VAT


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand why knowledge of child abuse is important within their work setting and job role
  • Describe the different types of abuse and identify their potential signs
  • Understand why abuse might occur
  • Identify relevant legislation
  • Understand what the terms ‘safeguarding’ and ‘child protection’ mean
  • Know what action to take if abuse is suspected
  • Identify risk factors for abuse in a real case study

Course content

  • What is child abuse?
  • Types of abuse
  • Statistics
  • Staff working in care settings
  • History of abuse
  • Sources of harm
  • Why does abuse happen?
  • Impact of domestic violence
  • Indicators of abuse
    • General warning signs
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Neglect
    • Sexual
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    • Online
    • Grooming
    • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
    • Radicalisation
  • Children’s rights
  • Legislative framework/guidance
  • Local Authorities
  • What is safeguarding?
  • Principles
  • Reporting concerns
  • NMC Code of conduct
  • What happens next?
  • Common Assessment Framework
  • Case studies
  • Warning signs