Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2 Safeguarding)

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Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2)
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If you work frequently with children and/or their families, it is essential that you have an up-to-date knowledge of child protection procedures. This Advanced Safeguarding Children course will help to increase your existing safeguarding knowledge and teach you more about what’s involved in the safeguarding process.

The course will remind you how to identify maltreatment and report concerns, you will also learn more about the safeguarding framework, recognising risks and what happens after a referral to social care has been made.

This course was last audited on: 1st September 2023. It is updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 Statutory Guidance.
  • Developed in collaboration with, and featuring video content from, safeguarding and child protection consultant and trainer, Joanna Nicolas
  • Written in line with Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 statutory guidance
  • Downloadable module summaries of key learning points
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Earn 3 CPD points on completion
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what safeguarding and child protection are and why they are important.
  • Outline key legislation and the statutory framework which underpin safeguarding practice.
  • Recognise the learnings from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews.
  • Identify different types of maltreatment and indicators of potential concerns.
  • Identify additional vulnerabilities and risk factors for children.
  • Recognise the impact trauma and abuse have on children.
  • Recognise the roles of different agencies and identify when and how to work with them.
  • Respond appropriately to children's differing levels of need within the safeguarding framework, applying guidance from local threshold documents.
  • Follow best practice when making a referral.

Why should I take this course?

It is impossible to put an exact figure on how many children in the UK are suffering maltreatment at any one time, as it comes in many forms and many cases of child maltreatment go undetected and unreported.

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the children under their care and it is essential that those with safeguarding responsibilities are suitably trained so they can effectively carry out their duties.

Employees who work with children and/or their families have a duty to safeguard those they work with to provide the appropriate support. Employers must provide employees with information, instruction and training so they can fulfil their duties and responsibilities.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Safeguarding and Child Protection

This module builds on your existing knowledge and outlines your responsibilities and what a culture of safeguarding is. It also covers key legislation and how organisations can work together to safeguard children.

2The Safeguarding Framework

This module explains the safeguarding framework, including different levels of need and universal services, as well as child protection concerns and extra-familial safeguarding. It also covers early help and children in need.

3Recognising the Categories of Abuse

This module covers the different categories of maltreatment, and outlines the general indicators that it is occurring so you know how to identify if abuse and/or neglect is present.

4Recognising Different Types of Maltreatment

This module outlines different types of maltreatment, such as online abuse and domestic abuse and their indicators, so you can recognise possible safeguarding and child protection concerns.

5Risks and Vulnerabilities

This module covers additional vulnerabilities and explains the parental risk factors that can impact children. Adultification and adverse childhood experiences are also discussed in relation to increasing a child's vulnerability.

6Responding to and Sharing Concerns

This module explains how to respond to safeguarding concerns and disclosures, including what you should record, how to share them and how to make a referral.

7What Happens After a Referral and the Escalation Process

This module outlines what happens after a referral is made, including early help assessments and statutory assessments, and how to escalate a concern if necessary.

8Safeguarding Children in Education

This module contains optional content for those working in education and explains the relevant legislation, policies and procedures, as well as roles and responsibilities.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This Advanced Safeguarding Children course is suitable for anyone whose job role involves frequent or regular work with children and/or their families. This includes workers at all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff.

This Level 2 Safeguarding Children course is written at an advanced level and contributes towards increasing and maintaining your existing safeguarding knowledge. If you require an entry-level training course that requires no previous knowledge then we recommend taking our Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1 Safeguarding) Training.

If you are looking to take on the responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer then you should take our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3 Safeguarding) Training. It outlines the key responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Person and provides the knowledge and skills required to take on the role.

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