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Safeguarding children and young people from any harm or mishap is very important to ensure their wellbeing and longevity. Parents are the main parties responsible with this role, after which the teachers and the general society come into picture. Failure to properly safeguard children and young people might lead to disastrous consequences, which is why this Diploma in Safeguarding Children and Young People – Level 3 has been introduced to guide you on how to safeguard children legally and ethically.
This Ofqual regulated course will thoroughly explore the roles in safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people. You will get to discover the various legislation and policies established in relation to safeguarding children and young people, followed by modules that will relay the strategies for promoting personal safety for children and young people.
This course will also provide you with the opportunity to help your children achieve more and to develop personal skills to contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people. This esteemed qualification is a great way for you to get into a career that works closely with children and young people.
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
What Will I Learn?
- Explore and understand the roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
- Understand legislation and policies designed to safeguard children and young people.
- Learn how to help children achieve more.
- Develop personal skills to contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people.
- Understand the strategies for promoting personal safety for children and young people and the parental role.
Unit 1 Explore and understand roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
3.1 Physical abuse
3.2 Emotional abuse
3.3 Sexual abuse
4 Additional types of abuse in children and young people.
4.2 Domestic Abuse
4.3 Institutional Abuse
5 What is a ‘safe and healthy’ environment?
6 What is a multi agency team and why do we work with other agencies?
7 The Department for Education states
8 What types of professionals can work in a multi agency team and what do they do?
8.1 Social Worker
8.2 health Visitor
8.3 School Nurse
8.4 Police Officer
8.5 Education Welfare Officer (EWO)
8.6 Educational Psychologist (EP)
8.7 Youth Offending Team Officer (YOTworkers)
8.8 Housing Officer
8.9 Voluntary Support Service staff (domestic violence advisors, youth workers, counsellors, advocates etc.)
8.10 Special Educational Needs coordinators(SENCO)
8.11 Parenting Workers
9 How do we communicate effectively and develop working relationships with other practitioners and professionals?
9.1 Referral procedures
9.2 The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
9.3 Multi agency meetings
9.4 Multi agency working
10 How do we establish rapport and respectful relationships with children, young people, their families and carers?
10.1 Appropriate questioning & effective listening
10.2 Boundaries of personal competence and responsibility
11 When should I involve others and where can I seek advice and support?
12 Confidentiality and the Data Protection Act 1998
13 Reporting procedures
14 What is the impact of aggression, anger and violence from carers onpractice and how do we manage this?
15 Further reading
Unit 2 Understand legislation and policies designed to safeguard children and young people
2 The Children Act 1989, amended 2004
2.1 The main principles of the act are outlined below
3 The Children Act 2004 and the Role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
3.1 6 Functions of LSCBs
4 Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations (2006)
5 The Childcare Act 2006
5.1 What it means for children, young people and their families
5.2 What it means for the local authority and its partners
6 The Crime and Disorder Act 1998
7 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
8 The Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000
9 The Protection of Freedoms Act (2012)
10 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice 2001
10.1 Special Educational provision is defined as being
11 The Equality Act (2010)
12.1 Types of discrimination
12.1.1 Direct discrimination
12.1.2 Discrimination arising from disability
12.1.3 Indirect discrimination
13 The Equality Act (2010) and disability
13.1 Who is protected?
13.2 Definition of disabled
14 The Equality Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)
14.1 The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
14.2 The Education Act (2011)
14.3 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
14.4 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
15 How are children and young people protected by law?
16 The Disclosure and Barring Service
17 Who must be checked?
18 Whistle blowing
19 Further Reading
Unit 3 Helping Children to Achieve More-Change for Children
1 Be healthy
2 Stay safe
3 Enjoy and achieve
4 Make a positive contribution
5 Achieve economic well-being
6 Helping Children to Achieve More and multi-agency working
7 The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
8 Common Core of Skills for the Children’s Workforce
9 Child and young person’s development
10 Supporting transitions
11 Multi agency working
12 Sharing information
Unit 4 Develop personal skills to contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people
2 The roles, responsibilities & values of family members
2.1 The role of the parent, carer or guardian
3 How parents can ensure positive outcomes for their children and factors on parenting
3.8 Language barriers
3.9 Culture and Diversity
3.11 The role of other family members
4 Further Reading
Unit 5 Strategies for promoting personal safety for children and young people and the parental role.
1 In the home
2 Out and About
3 Other factors for consideration
4 Personal vulnerability and how professionals can protect themselves from allegations of abuse
5 Risks to professionals
5.1 Professionals can be at risk from
6 Professionals need to be aware of the following factors when working with children and young people
6.1 Where they work with the child
6.2 When they work with a child
6.3 The relationship they have with the child
6.4 Changes in the child’s behavior
6.5 Rumors and hearsay from others
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Method of Assessment
In order to complete the Diploma in safeguarding children and young people – level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).Course Code: QLS-04847
Awarding body (Accreditation)
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Who is this course for?
- Job seekers
- Professionals related to the welfare of children and young people
- Anyone interested in learning about safeguarding children and young people
- Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
- A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
- Social worker – £28,205 per annum
- Childcare Worker – £14,642 per annum
- School Counsellor – £20,828 per annum
- Child advocate – £25,000 per annum
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