(Level 1) Safeguarding Essentials Training

Duration 2-3 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved
Safeguarding Essentials (Level 1)
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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Safeguarding people is not just the responsibility of those who spend a lot of time with children and adults at risk. Regardless of your profession and how much time you spend with people, we all have a responsibility for safeguarding. We must all remain vigilant to the signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation and act on any concerns we have. Speaking up about concerns may be the lifeline that somebody needs to escape their abuse.

This Level 1 Safeguarding Essentials course provides you with the skills and knowledge that you need to keep people safe. It covers both adults and children, as any of us could fall victim to abusive or exploitative behaviours. You will learn about the common types of abuse and safeguarding concerns, signs that may indicate them, and what to do if you have a concern or somebody discloses abuse to you. You will also learn about the importance of good record keeping, and be taught how to write a safeguarding report.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by the term ‘safeguarding’ and why it’s so important.
  • Understand your responsibilities for safeguarding people.
  • Be aware of the different types of abuse and neglect.
  • Be able to recognise indicators and warning signs of abuse and neglect in children and adults.
  • Understand what to do if you have concerns or someone discloses abuse to you.
  • Know how to report and record concerns or disclosures.
  • Understand the importance of accurate record keeping in safeguarding children and adults.
  • Be aware of what happens after concerns are reported.

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Module 1:  Introduction to Safeguarding

Defining safeguarding, defining a person 'at risk', importance of safeguarding, responsibilities for safeguarding and law and guidance.

Module 2: Types of Abuse

Defining abuse, types of abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence or abuse, sexual abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, financial or material abuse, modern slavery, discriminatory abuse, organisational or institutional abuse, neglect and acts of omission and self-neglect.

Module 3: Further Types of Abuse and Safeguarding Concerns

Exploitation - sexual and criminal, cuckooing, grooming, radicalisation and extremism, honour-based abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), harmful sexual behaviour and peer-on-peer abuse.

Module 4: Recognising and Responding to Disclosures

Consequences of abuse, signs of abuse, why people don't disclose abuse, why people don't take action, recognising concerns, responding to a disclosure and preserving evidence.

Module 5: Reporting and Recording Concerns

Reporting concerns, recording concerns and disclosures, after reporting, whistleblowing and further resources and support.

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.

This course is suitable for anybody who interacts with children and adults as part of their job role and is well placed to spot safeguarding concerns. This includes:

  • Taxi drivers and bus drivers.
  • Workers who enter people's homes, such as gas engineers, maintenance workers and cleaners.
  • Health and social care professionals, such as paramedics and health visitors.
  • Religious leaders and volunteers.
  • Sports coaches and activity leaders.
  • Council staff and immigration workers.

This course is written at an introductory level so no previous knowledge is required. It is suitable for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers.

Written by experts

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In partnership with

Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a criminal barrister with over 29 years of experience. She is also a highly respected safeguarding specialist both in the UK and Internationally.

She has worked in the public sector at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and as a Cabinet Member at a large county council with responsibility for  services including safeguarding, and child protection including multi-agency working at the most senior level.

Antonia has a range of safeguarding and child protection experience including education at all levels. She is currently the Chair of SAND Multi Academies Trust.

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