Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2 Safeguarding)

Advanced Safeguarding Children Course
£39 +VAT

If you work frequently with children and their families then it’s 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 through a variety of written text and interactive exercises and teach you more about what’s involved in the safeguarding process.

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

  • 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?

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.

The course is written at an advanced level and aims to contribute towards increasing and maintaining your existing safeguarding knowledge.

If you’re looking for an entry level course that requires no previous knowledge, then it’s recommended that you take the Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training.

We also provide Designated Safeguarding Officer Training for those in management or supervisory roles.


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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.

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

Module Description
1 Introduction to Safeguarding Defining safeguarding, statistics, Victoria Climbié, Peter Connolly, what the law says and your responsibilities.
2 The Safeguarding Structure The single assessment process, low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs, child protection concerns and which stage is appropriate.
3 Identifying Abuse Categories of child abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, the Children Act 1989, children in need and significant harm.
4 Recognising Risks Where risks come from, factors that increase risk, recognising high risk situations and assessing whether a child is at risk from harm.
5 Reporting Your Concerns How and when to report a concern, who to report to, checking existing records, talking to the child’s parents, how referrals to social care are made, following up a referral, social care’s decision and what to do if you disagree with the decision.
6 What Happens After a Referral Early Help Assessments, 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 about how to identify the indicators and warning signs of abuse.
  • Understand which children are likely to be most at risk from abuse and know how to recognise and assess risks.
  • Have knowledge of the role that social care plays in the safeguarding process.
  • Know how a referral to social care is made and understand more about the possible responses to a referral.
  • Have an awareness of the safeguarding structure and recognise the different levels of support a child may receive.
  • Understand what happens in the process after a referral is made, including information on assessments, the child protection conference and child protection plans.


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.

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