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An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

This is a Virtual Course

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This is a virtual course to apply please click on the link: http://elearning.calderdale.ac.uk

This course coincides with the ‘Every Child Matters’ scheme which is the government’s current approach to young people. The policy aims to ensure the well-being of every child from birth to age 19 by offering them support. The intention of the course is to help children by minimizing the chance of child abuse and neglect. The module has aims to ensure each child,whatever their background or their circumstances, has the support they need to: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and acheive, make a positive contribution, and achieve economic well-being.

On completion of this Virtual College course, the learner will:

  • Understand the various types of child abuse and neglect
  • Identify the signs and what to look for
  • Know what steps to take if there is a suspicion of abuse
  • Know what to do if a child or adult discloses abuse
  • Understand the importance of keeping records

Description

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction to safeguarding children / child protection
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Summary

Accreditation

The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 2 - 3 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, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

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 module 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Interview Process

No interview required

Questions & Answers

Does the course lead to a qualification?

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

Course details

  • Attendance: Virtual Course
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Hours per week: Flexible
  • Days: Flexible
  • Start Time: Flexible
  • End Time: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Course Fees: £30 + VAT (discounts for block bookings) No fee remission available on this course
  • Venue: E Learning - Online learning -You can do your course from home or work
  • Faculty:
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Qualifications

  • Level:
  • Qualification Name: An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
  • Awarding Body: The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Contact Information

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This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

You can also download a printable application form (PDF 209KB).

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