Safeguarding in Education

An online safeguarding course written specifically for staff in the education sector, covering child protection together with online safety and the Prevent duty. A valuable tool for staff, leaders and managers who want to instil a ‘culture of vigilance’ in their school.

Available entirely online

Takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete

Covering Prevent Duty, online safety and child protection

Written specifically for the Education sector

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Key Features

In line with the latest government guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

Covering in-depth issues such as child sexual exploitation, anti-radicalisation, online safety, how to report concerns and Prevent training in one comprehensive safeguarding course

Fulfils the safeguarding training outcomes as specified by Ofsted and equivalent governing bodies

Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which can be selected at start of the course

Covers everything from concern to referral, so suits any member of staff, including admin staff, governors, teachers and leaders

Save Money with our Safeguarding Education Training Bundle

Mix and match these courses:

Safeguarding in Education

Safeguarding Lead Training for Children

eSafety Training

eSafety Training for Parents

Prevent Plus (for secondary schools)

Keeping Children Safe in Education Training

With refresher courses available

Or call our Customer Support team on 01327 552030 to discuss your specific requirements

Course Content

This course provides an introduction to safeguarding and child protection. It focuses on a range of safeguarding issues, including abuse, radicalisation, online safety and associated areas. The content will offer guidance on how to take action in relation to safeguarding and it is suitable for anyone working in an education setting.

There are also versions for those based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to account for some regional variations in the course content. You can choose the most appropriate route at the start of the course.

Once you have completed the course, you will:

  • Have an awareness of the legislation and guidance surrounding safeguarding and the protection of children
  • Be able to define the different types of child abuse
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the various indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Be able to recognise vulnerabilities to radicalisation
  • Understand potential online safety risks
  • Be aware of the effects of personal values and attitudes towards abuse
  • Understand your responsibility to report concerns
  • Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the actions to take in the event of suspected abuse

The content intersects with the aims of several areas of legislation and guidance, such as The Children Act (1989), The Prevent Duty (2015), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and other key statutory and non-statutory regulation and support.

This short, scenario-based module is designed to help you assess your current knowledge and begin thinking about issues surrounding abuse and safeguarding that may manifest.

By the end of the module, you will have a clearer understanding of your own level of knowledge.

It is a sad truth that child abuse, radicalisation, cyberbullying and child sexual exploitation are all still common in the United Kingdom. This module will introduce you to the terminology of safeguarding and will define key words and concepts that will inform the rest of the course.

By the end of the module, you will have an increased awareness of those most vulnerable to abuse, on what scale abuse occurs and the definitions of key terms such as ‘child’ and ‘safeguarding’.

Over the years, a number of pieces of legislation and guidance have been implemented to help safeguard and protect young people and children in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this module is to help you understand what legislation is in place and why it is needed. You will not be expected to be able to quote the laws themselves, but it will help with good safeguarding practice if you have an overview of them. It is vital that all staff understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person (DSL), so this module also looks at their responsibilities.

Depending on the regional variant you select, England, Wales, Scotland or NI the course takes into account:

  • Working Together 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (England)
  • The Rights of Children and Young Persons Measure (Wales)
  • Getting It Right for Every Child (Scotland)
  • Co-operating to Safeguard Children and young people in Northern Ireland

By the end of the module, you will have a better understanding of the main safeguarding-related legislation and guidance. You will also consider the vital role played by the DSL in ensuring that effective safeguarding takes place.

This module will support your ability to recognise those children and young people who are potentially at risk. You will look at what safeguarding is concerned with and this will help you to define the main kinds of child abuse. It will then move on to consider the specific categories of abuse.

By the end of the module, you will have a clearer understanding of the difference between child protection and safeguarding. You will also know more about the specific categories of safeguarding and the impact they can have.

The increased use of technology by young people and children brings many benefits and, sadly, a few dangers. This module looks at the role of safeguarding when it comes to online safety. The content will give you an overview of the potential for risk when children are online, in relation to, amongst other areas, grooming, sexting and cyberbullying. The module will remind you of the legal position should you become aware of an incident, and will outline ways of empowering children to be safe and report issues when online.             

By the end of the module, you will have extended your knowledge of the risks associated with technology, the different aspects of online safeguarding in education, specific risks children may be exposed to, and effective online safety practice.

All schools have a legal duty to prevent pupils from being drawn into extremism. Staff are expected to challenge extremist ideas and recognise when children are at risk, and Ofsted will expect to see school leaders and governors taking steps to protect children from radicalisation and extremist views.  

This module places the Prevent strategy in context and considers the ways in which radicalisation can affect a young person, and the groups that may attempt to induct a young person into their ideology.

By the end of the module, you will have a greater understanding of the signs of radicalisation in young people and what to do should you feel a child or young person is in danger under the Prevent strategy.

As you will have seen in earlier modules, children often find it difficult to discuss abuse and abusers can become very skilled at covering their tracks. It is therefore vital that we can recognise the possible signs of abuse.

At the end of this module, you will have better understanding of the signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect. You will also have an outline of the professional responsibilities expected from educational establishments.

The focus when working on safeguarding or dealing with potential abuse must be the safety of the child or young person. Maintaining a child focus is key to the process of identification and reporting, because unfortunately, children sometimes report several times before any action is taken. The learning you will complete in this module will be contextualised in a realistic situation, so that you can see how a child focus can be achieved.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of what it means to be child-centred in your approach, and the responsibilities of educators in relation to documenting decisions.

This part of the course builds on the work we did in earlier modules. Children can disclose in a number of ways, so while you want to maintain confidentiality where appropriate, you also need to know when to report and to whom. It is vital that you respond quickly and appropriately when presented with a disclosure of abuse, and this module covers the right process to follow and what to do (and what not to do) to achieve the desired outcome.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the correct procedures to follow in response to a potential abuse situation and will know what to do if you have concerns about the behaviour of an adult. A step-by-step guide is included, which will help you to refer any concerns you may have.

You will now take all you have learned and apply it to an assessment of your knowledge. The final assessment is your opportunity to show how much you have absorbed and why it is so important to have child protection training.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 70% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

Schools Trust Us

5 star review

"I found the course engaging and not at all difficult to understand. Practical aspects, such as logging-on and resumption were perfectly straightforward. Thank you for presenting this difficult subject in a calm and measured way."

Barbara Hart, Victoria Park Infant School

5 star review

"The Safeguarding in Education course provided a vast amount of information and advice to enable me to feel more confident and knowledgeable about this subject when I am teaching or working in an educational establishment. It was easy to use with the ability to revisit previous pages if more clarification was needed. I recommend this course."

Amanda Moretta, Levenshulme High School

Details / Benefits

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time – no need for staff to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Cheaper than face-to-face training
  • No need to take time out of work to undertake training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Downloadable Excel reports so you can monitor completion
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Provides information, scenarios and downloads specific to the education sector

FAQ

This online training course covers the safeguarding requirements for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When you begin the course, you will be offered a choice of location. Your learning channel is designed to meet the needs of Ofsted, Education Scotland, Education Training Inspectorate and Estyn, depending on the country you select.

The content of the safeguarding course draws on appropriate guidance from sources, such as:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland
  • Getting it Right for Every Child
  • Safeguarding Children – Working Together Under the Children’s Act 2004 (Wales)
  • Co-operating to Safeguard Children and young people in Northern Ireland

This safeguarding course offers an introduction to child protection specifically for staff working in the education sector. This includes all staff who are employed in a school setting, including admin staff, governors, teachers, leaders and managers. If you do not work in a school or education setting, you may find one of our general safeguarding courses more suitable.

We offer a variant of this online safeguarding training course, titled Safeguarding In Early Years, which is specifically written for staff who work exclusively in the early years sector.

We regularly update the Safeguarding in Education course to ensure that it is in line with any new legislation or policy changes. This means there will be changes when you come to retake your safeguarding training. We offer a refresher option, which means that rather than taking the course all over again, you can choose to just read a synopsis of each module and details of any legislation and policy changes. You will still need to complete the end of course assessment to obtain your safeguarding training certificate.

Why not try another course?

Further Child
Protection

    

£23.25 + VAT per course

Discounts apply for multiple purchases
An online child protection course for the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person who has already completed an Introduction course.

e-Safety
Training

    

£23.25 + VAT per course

Discounts apply for multiple purchases
Online e-Safety training for the education sector, introducing key e-Safety issues, risks and how to use social media for parental engagement.

Keeping Children Safe In Education

£195 + VAT per Primary School per year

£295 + VAT per Secondary School per year

Ensure that all of your staff have read and understood Keeping Children Safe In Education.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to download a personalised safeguarding training certificate valid for 2 years.

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Course Costs

Number of Courses

  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100

Total Cost (ex VAT)

  • £28.95
  • £137.50
  • £260.60
  • £492.20
  • £1,158.00
  • £2,027.00

Total Cost (inc VAT)

  • £34.74
  • £165.00
  • £312.72
  • £590.64
  • £1,389.60
  • £2,432.40

Cost Per Course (ex VAT)

  • £28.95
  • £27.50
  • £26.06
  • £24.61
  • £23.16
  • £20.27
Number of Courses:

1

Total Cost (ex VAT): £28.95

Total Cost (inc VAT): £34.74

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £28.95

Number of Courses:

5

Total Cost (ex VAT): £137.50

Total Cost (inc VAT): £165.00

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £27.50

Number of Courses:

10

Total Cost (ex VAT): £260.60

Total Cost (inc VAT): £312.72

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £26.06

Number of Courses:

20

Total Cost (ex VAT): £492.20

Total Cost (inc VAT): £590.64

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £24.61

Number of Courses:

50

Total Cost (ex VAT): £1,158.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £1,389.60

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £23.16

Number of Courses:

100

Total Cost (ex VAT): £2,027.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £2,432.40

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £20.27

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