An introduction to safeguarding

An introduction to safeguarding

£30.00

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn about the types and possible signs of abuse, the importance of policies for reporting concerns, whistleblowing, and explore the document ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ (DfE). The course is intended for learners working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the concept of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn about the types and possible signs of abuse, the importance of your settings’ policy for reporting concerns, whistleblowing, and explore the document ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ (DfE).

Learning outcomes
  • You will learn about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as inadequate by inspectors
  • You will learn the aspects of running a setting that need to be focused on to promote safeguarding
  • You will learn why having a basic understanding of safeguarding is one of the first things you should study when working with children and young people
Advantages of this course
  • Safeguarding is an essential area of knowledge for those working with children and vulnerable people
  • Through this course you have access to up to date resources from the UK government and child protection agencies offering advice and legislation on safeguarding
  • The course also identifies the different signs, symptoms and effects of abuse and neglect, and the different kinds of abuse
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge