Safeguarding and the Protection of Children and Young People Level 2

50 min course

Course Description

As caring adults, we are aware of so much that affects the lives of our children and we want to keep them as safe as possible. Safeguarding means promoting the welfare of children and young people, from unborn children to all those who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. This course is for all non-clinical and clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers or any adult who may pose a risk to children. It is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to identify potential safeguarding concerns and to equip you with the knowledge of how respond and act.

Key objectives:

  • The meaning of a child, young person and ‘looked after’ child.
  • The legal framework concerning the rights, safeguarding and protection of a child or young person.
  • The meaning of safeguarding, protection, child maltreatment and the risk factors that can make a child or young person more vulnerable.
  • The four main types of abuse and maltreatment and signs that may indicate they are taking place.
  • Other forms of child abuse and maltreatment and signs that may indicate they are taking place.
  • What you must do if you suspect a child, young person (met in any circumstances) is being abused or neglected.

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