Are you thinking of taking an online safeguarding course but you’re not sure how it will benefit you in the workplace? You’re not alone. Here’s some useful information about online safeguarding training to help you make your decision.
What is safeguarding training?
Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come into close contact with children and vulnerable adults for many years. Completing a safeguarding training course also carries benefits for individuals who do not work in a setting with children and vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding is the process of working to protect individuals (especially children and vulnerable adults) from harm such as abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It ensures children grow up with safe and effective care and are given the best life chances.
Closely related, child protection is the process of working to help children who have already experienced harm in the form of violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Typically, an online safeguarding course like ours at the Child Protection Company will cover elements of both safeguarding and child protection.
What will I learn from an online safeguarding course?
A basic online safeguarding course like our Introduction to Adult/Child Protection will give you an overview of safeguarding and child protection, as well as looking in detail at the various risks, such as abuse and neglect, that might affect an individual.
You might be shocked to learn just how many different types of abuse and neglect there are. An online safeguarding course will teach you how to spot the signs and indicators of each type of abuse.
For example, an individual with very low self-esteem could potentially be a victim of emotional abuse. Alternatively, a child who suddenly appears to own a string of expensive items, like a new phone, or designer clothes, with no sensible reason for how or where they got these items, could be a victim of grooming and at risk of being sexually exploited.
Once you have covered the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, an online safeguarding course will then explain what you should do if you suspect an individual to be at risk of abuse in a real-life setting. The course will include advice and information about who to contact and how to handle the situation.
Of course, these are just some examples. Victims of abuse and neglect typically display more than one sign. This is why it’s so important to know what to look out for, and the only way you can learn this valuable information is by taking a verifiable safeguarding course.
Introduction to Adult/Child Protection
Our Introduction to Adult/Child Protection online safeguarding course is a fantastic choice for individuals who would like to gain a certifiable introduction to safeguarding. This course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children, young people, and/or vulnerable adults during work, voluntary, or leisure activities.
The course takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete entirely online, but you can pause and restart as many times as necessary. Upon successful completion, you can download a verifiable safeguarding certificate immediately.
Included in our Introduction to Adult/Child Protection online course are modules such as:
- Overview of Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Safeguarding Legislation and Guidance
- What is Abuse and Neglect?
- Signs and Indicators of Abuse
- Maintaining a Person-Centred Approach
- Responding to Concerns
The training costs just £23.25 plus VAT per course, with great discounts available on bulk purchases (the perfect cost-effective option for managers and senior staff who are organising training for a team).
How can an online safeguarding course help me at work?
The unfortunate truth is that safeguarding concerns happen in every town across the United Kingdom, and abuse and neglect is much more common than any of us would like to think.
An online safeguarding course will help you to prepare for a safeguarding incident in your workplace or outside of work. The knowledge you will learn from an online safeguarding course will stick with you and make it easier to recognise when something might not be quite right.
Even if you do not work in a setting with children, young people, or vulnerable adults, it is important to remember that abuse and neglect can happen to anyone at any age. This includes your colleagues, neighbours, friends, family, and people you encounter in public places.
Remember: Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You have nothing to lose in taking an online safeguarding course. One or two hours of your time could mean the difference between noticing when there is reason for concern and not recognising a serious issue. Make sure that you are always prepared to notice when something is not quite right.
Further Adult/Child Protection
Some individuals also have a need to take an advanced level of safeguarding training, and this requires them to complete an additional online safeguarding course.
In school settings, for example, the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person has responsibility for being the first point of contact in the event of any safeguarding incident. As such, their training will need to cover more in-depth safeguarding topics, such as multi-agency working and the legal framework concerning safeguarding incidents.
Our Further Adult/Child Protection online safeguarding course builds upon the knowledge you will learn in our Introduction to Adult/Child Protection course to give you an advanced level of safeguarding knowledge. This course is a great choice for managers or senior staff who would like a detailed knowledge of how to respond to incidents in the workplace and further afield.
Our Further Adult/Child Protection course takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete entirely online, but you can pause and restart your training as many times as necessary. Upon successful completion, you can download a verifiable safeguarding certificate immediately.
Included in our Further Adult/Child Protection training are modules such as:
- Familiarisation: Building on Existing Knowledge
- Defining Law and Safeguarding Activities
- Key Components of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Communication: Recording and Sharing Information
- Working Together with Statutory and Non-Statutory Agencies
- Managing Complaints and Allegations
- Responding to Concerns
The training costs just £23.25 plus VAT per course, with great discounts available for bulk purchases.
Need more information?
If you’re still uncertain about online safeguarding training and want to get some further advice, please give our friendly customer support team a call by contacting the Child Protection Company on 01327 552030 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are open between 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.