Safeguarding Children Practice (accredited) Level 3
6 hours 45 minutes
(this time does not in anyway suggest that you personally will complete the course in this time. Some individuals study faster then others so the study time differs from individual to individual.)
OR contact us if you are an organisation and would like to open an account with us.
£100.00 + VAT (individual candidates may purchase this course in two instalments. Please contact us for information).
Inclusive: all modules, online training, unlimited trial assessments, 1 (one) final assessment for each module, certification from the external Awarding Organisation NCFE, online and phone student support.
e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
Multiple choice questions (instant results).
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE.
Individuals who have responsibility for the protection of children as a key part of their role. This course is aimed mainly at staff including carers who work with children.
The course will be useful to all, including but not limited to:
This online course is designed for individuals who work with children and relates to the issues surrounding safeguarding children by exploring the concepts of "child vulnerability", "child protection" and "significant harm"; coupled with the individual and organisational responsibilities of protecting children from abuse.
Building on these concepts child abuse is explored through defining the term and exploring the four main forms of abuse, namely: physical abuse; emotional abuse; sexual abuse and neglect. In addition the problem of bullying is investigated. The course will enable students to recognise the signs of child abuse by focusing on examples as well as the behavioural and physical indicators.
The legislation that underpins child protection is explored in some detail, including the child protection orders covered by the legislation. At the core of this section of the programme are "The Children Acts (1989) and (2004)", which are the key pieces of legislation that provide the framework within which organisations must operate in terms of their policies, procedures and protocols. It also provides guidance on inter-agency collaboration and the emphasis on "Working Together to Safeguard Children". There is detail about the work of the Disclosure and Barring Service, created by "The Protection of Freedoms Act (2012).".
A practical approach is taken to define the responsibility of organisations and individuals in relation to handling the disclosure, recording and reporting of abuse by children. Many practical examples are provided to help adults caring for children to handle and manage the difficult situation of disclosure with encouragement to develop personal checklists for these situations.
Awareness is raised of the post-referral processes, which explores: the strategy meeting; investigation; the child protection conference; paediatric assessment and the child interview.
By the end of the study, through exploring real-life scenarios, individuals will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of child vulnerability and abuse.
GEORGINA from Doncaster (24-11-2013)
Easy to follow Safeguarding Children Practice (accredited) level 3 online course modules, great information and mini practice tests. Learnt lots along the way.
SARAH-JANE from London (23-10-2013)
The learning materials of the Safeguarding Children Practice (accredited) level 3 online course module were well presented and in an order that made them easy to follow. The trial assessments were particularly helpful.