Safeguarding Children In Education

This course is equivalent to Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1)

Safeguarding Children in Education
£30 +VAT

Everyone involved in education must have an understanding of their responsibilities and the role they can play to safeguard students. This Safeguarding Children in Education course will help learners to identify when abuse and neglect may be happening to a student and understand how to respond appropriately to concerns. 

Throughout the training, learners will develop an awareness of the general indicators of various types of abuse and neglect, including those that are more relevant to an educational setting, such as bullying, grooming and the Prevent duty. Learners will also develop an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of headteachers, governing bodies and the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

This course was updated on 24/08/2021 to include relevant changes in Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) 2021 guidance.
  • Developed by a qualified child protection professional 
  • Accredited by CPD 
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits 
  • Full audio voiceover 
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours 
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

Everyone who comes into contact with students, including those over the age of 18, has a responsibility to help safeguard children. This safeguarding children course is designed specifically for those who work in an education setting, including: 

  • Early years and nursery provision. 
  • Primary education. 
  • Secondary education.
  • Further education. 
  • All governors and governing bodies.


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

1Introduction and Background to Safeguarding in Education

Why this course is important, laws and guidance and the difference between safeguarding and child protection.

2Mechanics of Safeguarding in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education, individual responsibilities, governing body or proprietor responsibilities, headteacher responsibilities, DSL responsibilities, training, online safety and students missing from education.

3Recognising Abuse and Neglect Where does abuse take place? Signs of abuse in a student, general indicators, physical abuse (bruising, bite marks, burns and scalds, fractures, scars), recognising emotional abuse, recognising sexual abuse and recognising neglect.
4Types of Abuse and Neglect Radicalisation, extremism and terrorism, Prevent, reporting concerns, Prevent guidance, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and modern slavery.
5Further Types of Abuse and Neglect

Child sexual exploitation (CSE), child criminal exploitation (including county lines), grooming, online abuse, child trafficking, harmful sexual behaviour, peer on peer abuse, cybercrime, bullying and cyber bullying, domestic abuse, self-harm and self-neglect, other issues, children with additional vulnerabilities.

6Taking Action

Dealing with disclosures of abuse, concerns about abuse, recording information, confidentiality and record keeping, the continuum of need, the single assessment process, low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs, identifying children who might need early help, child protection procedures, local authority child protection procedures, looked after children and safeguarding, working with parents and further resources.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand their individual responsibilities for safeguarding students of all ages, including those over the age of 18.
  • Understand the roles of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the headteacher.
  • Be aware of the general indicators that suggest physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect are taking place.
  • Have an awareness of the specific types of abuse relevant to an educational setting and how to recognise them, including radicalisation and extremism, FGM, forced marriage, modern slavery, child sexual exploitation, child trafficking, peer on peer abuse, bullying, self-harm and self-neglect.
  • Understand how to respond appropriately to a disclosure of abuse or neglect.
  • Be aware of the importance of record keeping, confidentiality and reporting concerns to the appropriate people.
  • Understand the safeguarding and child protection structure and how schools fit into the systems.


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.