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Introduction to safeguarding


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In this course, learners will be given a general introduction to the concept of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. The course will focus on:
– When to be concerned, i.e. What is abuse and how to spot possible signs of abuse
– Understanding setting policy for reporting concerns, i.e. Setting’s own policy and procedures and link to local safeguarding procedures
– Basic knowledge of the document ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’, i.e. What it is and what it contains
– Whistleblowing, i.e. Importance of raising concerns about poor practice within own setting

The course is intended for learners working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will learn about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as ‘inadequate’ by inspectors
  • Learners will learn the aspects of running a setting that need to be focused on to promote safeguarding
  • Learners 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 the learner has 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 the learner to reflect on the learning and extra reading gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

This course is endorsed by Cache.