Safeguarding Children Online Course


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About the course

Our course introduces the roles, responsibilities and rights when it comes to safeguarding children.

You will learn the potential indicators of child abuse, the rights of the child, and the impact a parent or carer’s wellbeing can have on a child.

Ultimately, by the end of the course you will understand the steps you should take if you have concerns for a child’s wellbeing.

What does it cover?
Recognise the potential indicators of child abuse – physical, emotional, sexual and neglect, including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation
Understand the impact a parent or carer’s physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
Understand the importance of a child’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
Know what action to take if you have concerns, including to whom you should report your concerns and seek advice
Demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated with the internet and social networking
The basics of safeguarding legislation
How long will it take?

Typical Duration: 20 to 40 minutes

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for anyone who has responsibility for looking after, or caring for, children and young people. It may be particularly useful for child minders, nursery staff, teachers and teaching assistants. The course may also be used as part of the on-programme element of the new apprenticeship standards, and can support the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices need to effectively integrate into the workplace.

System Requirements

Laptop/Desktop PC

Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Apple iMacs/Macbooks

Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox


Safari, Google Chrome for Tablets

Android/Windows based tablets

Google Chrome for Tablets, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11

NOTE: Enabling JavaScript and a stable broadband connection are required.


Multiple-choice questions


No prior knowledge needed

Any person who comes into contact or works with children in a professional environment, and/or their families, require a knowledge of safeguarding. This Safeguarding Children online training course raises awareness of child safeguarding and the key responsibilities of individuals that work with children, or their families. It outlines the common types of abuse, how you can recognise them, and how to respond to your concerns. It also explains how to correctly report any concerns you may have.