Safeguarding Children In Education

Equivalent to Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1)

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 3rd July 2024

CPD Approved
Safeguarding Children in Education
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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 is written in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education and includes the proposed changes in the 2024 version of the guidance. The final version of KCSIE 2024 will come into force on 1 September 2024.

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Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) Statutory Guidance

Developed by a qualified child protection professional

Accredited by CPD

Earn 2 CPD points on completion

What you'll learn

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 day slavery, child sexual exploitation, child trafficking, child-on-child abuse, bullying, self-harm and self-neglect.
  • Understand how to respond appropriately to a disclosure of abuse, neglect or exploitation. 
  • 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.

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Module 1: Introduction and Background to Safeguarding in Education

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

Module 2: Mechanics 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 absent from education.

Module 3: Recognising 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.

Module 4: Types of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Radicalisation, extremism and terrorism, Prevent, reporting concerns, Prevent guidance, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and modern day slavery.

Module 5: Further Types of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

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

Module 6: Taking Action

Dealing with disclosures of abuse, concerns about abuse, recording information, confidentiality and record keeping, the single assessment process, no additional needs, early help, child in need, child protection, 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

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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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