An Introduction to Safeguarding

An Introduction to Safeguarding

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This CACHE endorsed Laser short course explores safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting.

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This online course provides 6-10 hours of learning, During this course you will learn about types and possible signs of abuse, policies and procedures 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.

In this course, learners will be given a general introduction to the concept of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting.

  • Learn when to be concerned – what is abuse and the possible signs of abuse, understanding the setting policy for reporting concerns, and whistleblowing.
  • Explore the document ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ by the Department for Education.

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

Learning outcomes

You will learn

  • about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as ‘inadequate’ by inspectors
  • the aspects of running a setting that needs to be focused on and promote safeguarding
  • 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

You can complete the course on the day or divide your learning up into smaller amounts of study time over a few weeks. On successful completion of this course you can download your certificate, you will have the option of purchasing a certificate of achievement from CACHE. Contact info@tiegr.org to arrange this.(This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement)

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