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Child Protection and Safeguarding

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10 CPD hours / points
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[Updated 2024]

The Advanced Child Protection and Safeguarding course are designed to train teachers, childminders, child care practitioners, social workers, and other professionals who work with children. As an adult, it is your legal responsibility to have a comprehensive understanding of laws, policies, and procedures to ensure the welfare of children under your care and supervision.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of laws, policies, and practices
  • Conduct a single assessment to evaluate the needs of a child
  • Identify the different types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect
  • Spot the signs of abuse in children and recognise when a child is at risk
  • Report concerns and know when to make a referral
  • Understand the framework for promoting the welfare of children
  • Ensure their competency in childcare
  • Understand what happens after a referral and understand the role of social care services
  • Recognise what constitutes a high-risk situation
  • Identify the 5 p's in child protection and the objectives

Key Features

  • Accredited by The CPD Certification Service
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly learning
  • 24/7 Learning support and assistance

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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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In this in-depth training course, you’ll receive theoretical training on the fundamentals of Child Protection & Safeguarding, such as recognising when a child is at risk of abuse, the national safeguarding framework, how to make a referral and when to report your safeguarding concerns.

By the end of this course, you’ll have an excellent understanding of how to care for children who are at risk of harm, and how the safeguarding process works. Our trusted service ensures you’ll receive instant results and a Certificate of Achievement on successful course completion, as proof of your new skills.

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Module 2: The Children Act & Legislation
  • Module 3: Child Neglect & Bullying
  • Module 4: Child Exploitation
  • Module 5: Parental Risk factors & Risk Assessment Process
  • Module 6: Responding to Disclosure and Reporting
  • Module 7: Child Protection Plans & Framework
  • Module 8: Storing & Sharing Information


This course is fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course.

Who is this course for?

There are no particular learning requirements for this introductory training course, which is ideal for those who work with children or are responsible for caring for children, such as:

  • Teachers
  • Childminders
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Child Care Worker
  • Anyone in a profession where children are under their supervision


Learners do not require any prior knowledge or qualifications to enrol in this course.

Career path

  • Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Childminder/Nanny
  • Social Worker
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Children Youth Worker
  • Safeguarding Officer

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Samantha Tomlinson asked:

I work in a baby care centre. Will this course be helpful for my job?


Dear Samantha, Thank you for your question. The course is certified by the CPD, and the CPD is recognised nationally in the UK and internationally around the world. We believe that this course would add value to your CV and will help you to place yourself in a good position in the competitive employment market. Thanks

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Amelia asked:

Do I need any formal qualification to take this course ?


Dear Amelia, Thank you for your query. You don't need any formal qualification to take this course. Thanks

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Billy asked:

Will this course suitable for working with children in school/ private tutoring?


Dear Billy, Thank you for your question. The course is suitable for any professional that is responsible for supervising and caring for children and the Teacher/Teaching Assistant. Thanks

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z asked:

hi I manage a Sunday school with 7 teachers, I want to put all through the training hoe wo do this ? and do I give the login to all?


Dear Z, Thank you for your inquiry. This course is completely based on online. After purchasing the course you will receive access details by email. Thanks

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Maggie Bigland asked:

can I do this course if I live in Scotland


Hi Maggie, Yes, you can do the course from Scotland.

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Zoe asked:

How long do you have to complete these courses once you have purchased?


Dear Zoe, Good Afternoon. There is no time limitation. You can complete the course at any time at your own pace.

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Jemma asked:

Hello, would it be free to retake if needed. Thanks


Dear Jemma, Yes, you will get a free retake if you fail the exam.

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Olga asked:

Hello! Do you need to finish this course straight away the same day of buying, or can you split this 5 hours in a few days? Thank you


Hi Olga, Good Afternoon. The whole duration of this course is 5 hours. Since the course is a self-paced online course, you can complete the course at any time you want.

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Sissy asked:

I would like to now if this course is also available for non UK citizens. Thank you.


Hello Sissy, Thank you for your question. The course has no prerequisites so anyone interested to improve their knowledge can attend the course.

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Lisa asked:

I’m a parent , can I do this course


Hello Lisa, Thank you for your question. Yes, and there are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

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