Level 2 Safeguarding Children

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Course Description

This Level 2 Safeguarding Children introduces safeguarding as a topic and covers key safeguarding areas such as, safeguarding jargon, working in a multi-agency approach and best practice.

This level 2 course will give learners the knowledge they need to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what they need to do if they suspect a child is being abused or discloses sensitive information to them.

We also offer Safeguarding Children Training for Level 1 and Level 3

Unsure if you require Level 1, 2 or 3 Safeguarding Children training? Check out our short guide to find the course that best matches your needs and requirements here.

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance so they can proactively focus on keeping them safe from harm and maintain the ability to act on any concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Why take this Level 2 Safeguarding Children course
If you are someone who regularly comes into contact with children in your work and needs to reach a more advanced level of safeguarding knowledge, then our course has been designed for you.

Our Level 2 safeguarding children training gives you a deeper understanding of safeguarding issues and how to effectively report them when abuse is suspected.

To help you apply your knowledge in everyday life, we have used real-world scenarios. These scenarios and the supporting case studies will enable you to see how your training can apply to you in your role. A key aim of this training is to provide you with strong context to the training so they can easily relate to the situations presented to you within the training.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

Apply the changes to practice made over the past three years to your work
Identify different levels of harm and follow the appropriate safeguarding procedures
Collect safeguarding children information from both a local and national context
To ensure that our training is based on industry best practice, we have mapped all of the content to the following best practice frameworks:

  • Intercollegiate Frameworks
  • Core Training Skills Framework
  • National Competency Safeguarding Framework

Overall, our course covers a wide range of topics including:

An overview of safeguarding, why is safeguarding important, serious case reviews and Bichard reports, the latest legislation and guidance, multi-agency working, jargon and key terms, disclosure of information from children, national and local contexts, how to reduce the likelihood of abuse, what to do if you suspect abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse, whistleblowing, types of abuse, your roles and responsibilities, recognising abuse, how to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse, record-keeping and recording.

What will you learn?

  • The profound impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation
  • The ability to explain the importance of multi-agency cooperation
  • How to define safeguarding in respect to children and young people
  • What you need to do if a child makes a disclosure or if you suspect abuse
  • What whistleblowing is, what it is not and why it is important
  • Ways you can reduce the risk of abuse
  • The signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse
  • The roles and responsibilities Level 2 early years and young people practitioners may have

Who should take this course

This Level 2 course is suitable for a range of roles which includes frequent or regularly work with vulnerable children. Some of these roles may include administrators and reception staff, teaching assistants, early years practitioners and safeguarding teams.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Approximately seven to eight hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Entry requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

£40.00 + VAT

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