Safeguarding Children

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 10 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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This training course is designed to provide learners with an awareness of the legislation and an understanding of their role in relation to child protection. It covers important areas such as abuse and neglect, alerting and disclosure, assessing risk and sharing information. Four in-depth case studies in the final unit round off the course which also contains several scenarios in other units.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


The study units are:

- Basic Principles
- What to do
- Introduction to the Common Assessment Framework
- Sharing Information
- Case Studies


By the end of each study unit learners will be able to:

- Describe the four principal types of child abuse and identify their signs and symptoms
- Identify the underlying factors which increase the likelihood of abuse
- List the three principle Acts providing the legal framework for child protection.
- Explain the benefits of the standardized approach of the CAF
- Explain why information sharing is important and where it fits with integrated Working processes
- Deal appropriately with disclosure by a child
- Advise a child what to do in potential risk situations
- Give reasons for the difficulties in obtaining information from children
- Identify the particular vulnerability of children with additional needs
- Define ‘alerting’ and describe the role of the alerter
- Record and report on cases of abuse or concerns about abuse

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