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An Introduction to Safeguarding Children (E-Learning)

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Course Aim

It is a statutory requirement that all staff working with children receive appropriate child protection training.

This introductory course for safeguarding children is designed for professionals who may only come into contact with children for a short but regular periods of time throughout their work.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • understand what safeguarding means and why it is important in their work
  • understand the importance of child protection, and be ready to interpret different signals when it comes to identifying child abuse
  • identify different types of abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, and to understand what each of those types of abuse may be
  • understand the appropriate actions they must take when they suspect that a child is in danger, and how they may report child abuse or neglect


How does e-learning work?

Each Module has a number of interactive learning screens, learner challenges, tracking and on-line assessment.  There is a certificate for successful applicants.  The training takes approximately two hours to complete – some people will do it more quickly and others may take longer.  You can do it in stages and save your work.

What equipment is needed to access the training?

All that is needed is access to a computer that has an internet connection.  The system has been optimised to allow minimum access time, but a broadband connection is preferable.  The modules have been developed using Flash technology and a Flash Player needs to be installed on the computer. (You will get this automatically).


Please note that this method of training is just an alternative to face to face training. As with all child protection training we advise that you discuss learning and gain support after the course if necessary. 

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