Overview of Safeguarding Children Training

This course was developed for delivery at Level 1 in line with the competency requirements as set out in “Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competencies of health care staff.” (Intercollegiate Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014) and therefore is fully compliant with Care Certificate Standard 11 for Health Care Workers.

  • Child maltreatment in its different forms (physical including Fabricated and induced illness, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect) including  child trafficking, FGM and radicalisation including prevalence and impact

  • The relevance of parental, family and carer factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill-health, substance and alcohol misuse

  • What to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment, including local policies and procedures around who to contact, where to obtain further advice and support, and have awareness of the referral process

  • The importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so)

  • What to do if concerns are not being taken seriously or any other barriers to referring a child/family

  • Risks associated with the internet and online social networking

  • What the term ‘Looked after child’ means

  • Ability to recognise possible signs of child maltreatment relating to the healthcare workers role

  • Ability to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that concerns have been listened to

Learning Outcome:

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how to identify child maltreatment in its different forms and possible signs

  • Explain what to do if there are concerns about child maltreatment and the importance of sharing information

  • Describe where to seek appropriate advice and report concerns

Who Should Attend The Training?

All staff who may require working with children or young people or are exposed to children in a community setting.

Who Provides The Training?

All our training courses are delivered by a Registered Trainer who is an experienced Registered Nurse/ Healthcare Worker/ Professional. .

Course Duration:

3 Hour Course.


All of our courses can be delivered in-house at a location of your choice.

Cost & Maximum Number of Learners?

A maximum of 10 persons can attend the training. we are competitively priced so give us a call today and we can get you booked in. We also accept last minute bookings if we have spaces available.