Advanced Safeguarding Children Refresher Training (formerly referred to as Level 2 Safeguarding)

Level 2 Advanced Safeguarding Children Refresher Training
£39 +VAT

If your job role involves regular work with children and/or families then it’s essential that your knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures remains up-to-date. It’s recommended that you take refresher training every 3 years and this Advanced Safeguarding Children Refresher course will aid you to fulfil this requirement.

The course uses a variety of written text and interactive exercises to provide you with a thorough review of recognising and responding to abuse, the safeguarding structure and referrals to social care so that you remain confident to carry out your child protection responsibilities.

  • 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 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This Advanced Safeguarding Children Refresher course is suitable for anyone who works frequently with children and/or families, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time workers. The course is suitable for people of all professions.

Because this course is a refresher, you should have already completed the Advanced Safeguarding Children Training previously. This course is intended to update your existing knowledge on child protection procedures: it’s recommended that you take refresher training every 3 years.

If you are looking for higher level training, we also provide a Designated Safeguarding Officer Course.


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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.

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

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The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to the Safeguarding Structure – defining safeguarding, Victoria Climbié, Peter Connolly, who has responsibilities, what the law says, the single assessment process, low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs and child protection concerns.
  • Identifying Abuse – categories of child abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, the Children Act 1989, children in need and significant harm.
  • Recognising Risks – where risks come from, factors that increase risk, recognising high risk situations and assessing whether the child is at risk from harm.
  • Reporting Your Concerns – how to report a concern, when to report and who to report to, checking existing records, talking to the child’s parents, referrals to social care, social care’s decision and what to do if you don’t agree with the decision.
  • What Happens After a Referral – statutory assessments under the Children Act 1989, the strategy discussion, section 47 enquiries, Child Protection Conferences, Child Protection Plans, the review conference and discontinuing the plan.
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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course you will:

  • Remember what is meant by 'safeguarding' and why learning about safeguarding children is so important.
  • Refresh your knowledge of how to identify the indicators and warning signs of abuse.
  • Remind yourself which children are likely to be most at risk from abuse and know how to recognise and assess the risks.
  • Refresh your knowledge of how a referral to social care is made and the possible responses to a referral.
  • Remember what is included in the safeguarding structure and the different levels of support a child may receive.
  • Remain familiar with what happens in the process after a referral is made, including assessments, the child protection conference and child protection plans.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 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.

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