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Child Protection: Types of Child Abuse

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A harrowing fact reveals that approximately 1 in 5 children in the UK have experienced abuse or neglect. Understanding the various forms of child abuse and recognising the signs are crucial in helping to protect vulnerable children. Our "Child Protection: Types of Child Abuse" course aims to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to safeguard children in various settings.

Delve into the complexities of child protection and learn to identify the different types of child abuse, including physical, emotional, and sexual. Understand the importance of responding appropriately to disclosure and the process of reporting incidents. Finally, be prepared to navigate the challenges that may arise, including the impact of the pandemic on child protection practices.

Equip yourself with the tools necessary to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children. Stay updated on the latest legislative changes and statutory guidance in the field of child protection. Enrol in the "Child Protection: Types of Child Abuse" course today and become a champion for children's safety and well-being.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of child protection and safeguarding.
  • Recognise various types of child abuse and their effects.
  • Gain knowledge about child sexual exploitation and related abuses.
  • Learn appropriate responses to disclosures and reporting procedures.
  • Navigate recent challenges, including pandemic impacts on child protection.
  • Stay informed about changes in legislation, statutory guidance, and government advice.


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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The "Child Protection: Types of Child Abuse" course provides a comprehensive understanding of child protection and the various forms of abuse. Learn to identify the signs of abuse and develop appropriate responses to disclosures. The course covers essential topics, including child sexual exploitation and reporting procedures.

In addition, the course addresses recent challenges, such as the impact of the pandemic on child protection practices, and keeps you updated on legislation and statutory guidance changes. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge necessary to protect children and promote their safety and well-being.

Who is this course for?

  • Teachers, educators, and school staff.
  • Social workers and child protection professionals.
  • Health care providers and mental health professionals.
  • Parents and caregivers interested in understanding child abuse.
  • Volunteers or employees working with children in various settings.

Career path

  • Child Protection Officer: £25,000 - £35,000 per year.
  • Social Worker: £25,000 - £45,000 per year.
  • School Safeguarding Lead: £25,000 - £40,000 per year.
  • Health Visitor: £26,000 - £41,000 per year.
  • Family Support Worker: £20,000 - £30,000 per year.

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