Safeguarding Children Online course for Businesses

Safeguarding Children

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This Safeguarding Children course meets the regulations of The Children Act 1989 in the United Kingdom.

Approved by CPD

The Safeguarding Children course is for people who work with or around kids. It helps them recognise and stop child abuse. You’ll learn the essential things to keep children safe. This includes knowing the different types of abuse. And why children might not tell anyone. You’ll also learn to tell if a child is being abused and what to do if you think they are. The course will guide you through the laws that protect children.

The Safeguarding Children course focused on helping anyone who has a duty of care for children or interacts with them in their profession. We all are responsible for protecting children and ensuring their fundamental human rights are upheld, regardless of our occupation, frequency of contact, or interaction with their families.

In this course, you will learn about different types of abuse children may suffer, who may carry it, and why children may not tell anyone about it. You will also learn to recognise the signs of abuse and understand key safeguarding legislation.

Knowing what steps to take is essential if you suspect a child is being abused. This course will guide you on what to do in such situations, helping protect the children in your care. Be aware of these issues and know how to respond. You can play an essential role in safeguarding children and helping to prevent abuse.



This Safeguarding Children online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.



  • Understand the importance of safeguarding children and your responsibilities as a worker

  • Differentiate between safeguarding and child protection

  • Identify the different types of abuse and neglect, and recognise the signs

  • Respond appropriately to any concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing

  • Know how to handle a disclosure of abuse from a child

  • Understand the relevant safeguarding legislation

  • Be aware of the importance of reporting concerns to another professional and how to make a report

  • Know how to record your concerns in writing accurately


This course is suitable for anyone who works with children and families, including:


– Teachers, teaching assistants, and nursery workers

 Carers, childminders, and nannies

 Healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, and ambulance services

 Social care workers, including council staff, carers, and care assistants

 Youth workers, activity leaders, 


 Sports coaches and teachers

 Church and religious leaders 

 Police officers and paramedics

 Practitioners in various fields

 Managers, supervisors

 Full-time and part-time staff




 Health visitors 

 Early years professionals 

 NHS staff 

 Nursery staff

 Crèche volunteers

 Scout/Guide leaders 

 Holiday camp staff 

 Voluntary and community organisations 

 Sports club staff 

 Freelance coaches 



Module 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding protects children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, or harm. Anyone can commit abuse, including parents, caregivers, or strangers. Safeguarding training is essential for anyone who works with children or vulnerable adults to help them recognise and respond to signs of abuse.

Module 2 Types of Abuse, who may carry it out and why children may not tell

This module will cover each type of abuse and how to identify signs of abuse. Child abuse is any action that endangers a child’s well-being, including neglect, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. 

Module 3 How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse

This module provides an in-depth look at the various forms of abuse that children can experience, including online abuse, grooming, sexual exploitation, and child-on-child abuse. It focuses on recognising the signs of abuse, like changes in behaviour, unexplained injuries, or sudden withdrawal. 

Module 4 What to do if you suspect a child is being abused

This Module explains what to do if you suspect a child is being abused. It includes appropriate actions when concerned about a child’s safety or well-being. This module guides reporting concerns, including reporting,  making a report, and what happens after a report is made.

Module 5 Safeguarding Legislation

This module provides an overview of the legal framework for safeguarding children. It covers critical legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and 2004. It explores the roles and responsibilities of different agencies in safeguarding children. 



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


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Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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