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Family Support Worker, Family Law & Safeguarding Diploma

Winter Save 33% | CPD Accredited | Updated 2024 | Free PDF Certificate + 2 Additional Courses Included | Lifetime Access

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34 hours · Self-paced
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No formal qualification
25 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Family Support Worker, Family Law & Safeguarding assist parents to provide a healthier environment and lifestyle for their children. Their ultimate goal is to empower parents, provide a healthy home environment, and lessen the likelihood of children entering care. This Family Support Worker course will assist you in preparing for this incredible career.

With a comprehensive approach, this course empowers you to assess family needs and offer assistance within legal boundaries. It also prepares you to safeguard children, an essential aspect of family support. The knowledge you gain is grounded in UK family law and safeguarding principles, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the unique challenges of the field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquaint yourself with the ten principles of family support.
  • Become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of a family support worker.
  • Know the personal qualities required for building relationships.
  • Understand the impact of parental mental health on children and parenting.
  • Understand the significance of gender equality and feminist perspectives in the context of Family Law.
  • Learn the benefits of conversations in the family support work.
  • Navigate the complexities of divorce, separation, and the legal implications in Family Law.
  • Be proficient in assessing the risk of parental alcohol and drug misuse.
  • Explore the nuances of gender equality and feminist perspectives in family law.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of family law.

So, if you're seeking to make a positive impact on families in need or take steps for related career, enrol now and become a knowledgeable advocate for their support and protection.


25 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Family Support Worker, Family Law & Safeguarding course provides a comprehensive understanding of family support dynamics and the legal framework surrounding them. It covers concepts like safeguarding, child development, abuse identification, and disclosure tools, equipping individuals to provide valuable assistance to families facing diverse challenges.

Here is the curriculum breakdown of the Family Support Worker, Family Law & Safeguarding course below:

**Family Support Worker**

  • Module 01: Introducing the Concept of Family Support
  • Module 02: Relationship Building
  • Module 03: Support for Mental Health Problem
  • Module 04: Dealing with Divorce and Separation
  • Module 05: Talking about Difficult Topics
  • Module 06: Substance Misuse and Domestic Abuse
  • Module 07: Legislation Related to Family Support
  • Module 08: Family Support Policy and Guidance
  • Module 09: Safeguarding
  • Module 10: Assessing Need and Providing Help

Curriculum breakdown of additional courses down below:

**Family Law**

  • Module 01: Introduction to Family Law
  • Module 02: Framing Family Law
  • Module 03: Marriage in Family Law
  • Module 04: Civil Partnership and Cohabitation
  • Module 05: Nullity in Marriage
  • Module 06: Divorce and Family Law
  • Module 07: Child Custody
  • Module 08: Property and Finance on Divorce
  • Module 09: Child Support and Family Law
  • Module 10: Adoption Process
  • Module 11: Domestic Violence
  • Module 12: Gender Equality in Family Law
  • Module 13: Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

**Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 and 3**

  • Module 01: Laws and Guidance
  • Module 02: Social and Emotional Development
  • Module 03: Personality and Intellectual Development of Children
  • Module 04: Child Abuse
  • Module 05: Sexual Abuse
  • Module 06: The Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children
  • Module 07: Risks and Risk Assessment
  • Module 08: Responding to Disclosure and Reporting
  • Module 09: Things to Do after Referral
  • Module 10: Safeguarding Trafficked Children
  • Module 11: Infant Mental Health and Early Attachment
  • Module 12: Assessing Need and Providing Early Help

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring Family Support Workers
  • Legal professionals seeking to specialise in family law
  • Social workers aiming to enhance their safeguarding knowledge
  • Individuals passionate about making a positive impact on family well-being


  • No prior knowledge needed
  • Compatible with any internet-enabled device, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Consistent learning experience
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime
  • No limitations on access
  • Use Wi-Fi or mobile data

Career path

After finishing the course, you can advance your profession. Look into jobs like:

  • Family Support Worker: £18,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Social Worker: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Child Welfare Officer: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Counsellor: £24,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Early Years Educator: £18,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Youth Outreach Worker: £20,000 - £35,000 per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a CPD Accredited PDF certificate completely free of cost as a proof of your accomplishment.

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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