Advanced Safeguarding of Children – Level 3

  • Duration: 4 hours

Course aims

Depending on your profession, you may frequently come into contact with children on a regular basis.  Therefore, it is vital that you have sound understanding of safeguarding practice and procedures, and the legislation surrounding such. This course provides a detailed, structured and comprehensive approach to recognising signs of abuse and reporting your concerns.  It will also discuss what happens after a referral and the actions that an authority needs to take to safeguard that individual properly.

The Advanced Safeguarding Children course aims to give all front-line health and social care professionals an understanding of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.  This course aims to make you feel confident in recognising the possible signs of abuse and the way to report your concerns in a correct and timely manner.  The course is devised to cover all key areas of child protection.

Module 1 – Introduction to safeguarding children

  • Definition of Safeguarding
  • Why is Safeguarding of Children important
  • Recognising the signs of abuse
  • Examples of possible harm
  • Case study 1
  • Case study 2
  • Legislation

Module 2- The Safeguarding Structure

  • The Single Assessment Process
  • Level of need

Module 3 – Identifying Abuse

  • Identifying abuse
  • Categories of child abuse
  • Children’s rights

Module 4 – Recognising the risks

  • Recognition of significant harm
  • Factors that might increase risk
  • Indicators of significant harm
  • Recognising physical abuse
  • Recognising emotional abuse
  • Recognising sexual abuse
  • Recognising neglect
  • The impact of abuse and neglect

Module 5 – Responding & reporting concerns of suspected child abuse

  • What to do if you think child abuse is taking place
  • Reasons a child may not disclose information
  • If a child discloses abuse
  • Reporting the abuse
  • What if the concerns are about a fellow professional?
  • What if your report isn’t taken seriously?
  • When to record concerns and what to record
  • Talking to the parents or care givers#
  • Checking existing records
  • What happens next?
  • Social care’s decision

Module 6 – What happens after a referral?

  • Early Help Assessments
  • Children services assessment
  • Assessment outcomes
  • Strategy discussion
  • Section 47 enquiries
  • Initial child protection conference
  • Emergency protection order
  • Child protection plans
  • Child protection review conference
  • Discontinuing the plan

References – Accessed 11/6/18


There is no review for this course

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