Safeguarding Children

To provide raise awareness about the abuse of children and how it can be recognised and to provide guidance on what action need to be taken.

To promote the safety and well-being of all children.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand why knowledge of child abuse is important within their work setting and job role
  • Describe the different types of abuse and identify their potential signs
  • Understand why abuse might occur
  • Identify relevant legislation
  • Understand what the terms ‘safeguarding’ and ‘child protection’ mean
  • Know what action to take if abuse is suspected
  • Identify risk factors for abuse in a real case study



Learners will be assessed by –

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities


Course content

  • What is child abuse?
  • Types of abuse
  • Statistics
  • Staff working in care settings
  • History of abuse
  • Sources of harm
  • Why does abuse happen?
  • Impact of domestic violence
  • Indicators of abuse
    • General warning signs
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Neglect
    • Sexual
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    • Online
    • Grooming
    • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
    • Radicalisation
  • Children’s rights
  • Legislative framework/guidance
  • Local Authorities
  • What is safeguarding?
  • Principles
  • Reporting concerns
  • NMC Code of conduct
  • What happens next?
  • Common Assessment Framework
  • Case studies
  • Warning signs
  • Summary


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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