The Safeguarding Children eLearning course provides an introduction to the safeguarding process. In the past, safeguarding procedures were not as effective as they are today. New regulations such as the Children Act and the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children now place a bigger responsibility on organisations and agencies to work together to protect children and young people from harm.
The course gives advice on how to respond if child abuse is suspected or if you are told about abuse. Anyone who works with or around children is a part of the safeguarding process and has an obligation to report abuse and share information with other organisations and agencies to safeguard children. Professionals working with children might also find themselves in a situation where an allegation is made against them. They will learn about allegation criteria, what happens after a claim has been made and what type of conduct is appropriate when working with children.
- Explains what safeguarding is and the part everyone plays in protecting children from harm and promoting their welfare.
- Discusses the different types of abuse and the signs that abuse or neglect might be occurring.
- Describes what to do if you suspect a child is experiencing or likely to experience abuse.
- Outlines appropriate ways to respond to a disclosure of abuse.
- Identifies what to do if an allegation is made against you and what behaviour is appropriate when working with children.
- Details how to report suspected or known abuse occurring within the organisation.