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Safeguarding Children Level 1

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£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
1 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This Safeguarding Children Level 1 online course will give an overview of safeguarding and the statutory duty of all staff to safeguard children


1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the term safeguarding
  • Define the terms ‘child’ and ‘young person’
  • Explain who is responsible for safeguarding and what your role is
  • Define the terms ‘abuse and ‘child maltreatment’
  • Understand how parents’ and carers’ physical and mental health, exposure to domestic violence, and substance abuse impacts children’s safety and wellbeing
  • Describe the risks associated with the internet and social networking
  • Describe local procedures for reporting concerns
  • Identify sources of support with issues associated with child protection and safeguarding

Course Content

Unit 1

  • Safeguarding Children Level 1 – Course Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Key Concepts
  • Risk Factors
  • Levels of Vulnerability
  • What is Abuse and Child Maltreatment
  • The Rights of Children
  • Whose Job Is It?
  • Function of Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • The Work of LSCBs
  • Role of Local Authorities

Unit 2

  • Types of Maltreatment
  • Sexual ABuse
  • Characteristics of Sexual Abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse
  • The Sexual Offences Act 2004
  • Sexual Approaches to Children Online
  • Online
  • Online Legislation
  • Physical Abuse
  • Signs of Physical Abuse
  • Scalds and Burns
  • Fractures
  • Bruising and Smacking

Unit 3

  • Seek Advice
  • Neglect
  • Who is Vulnerable to Neglect?
  • Associated Legislation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse Online
  • Connection to Child Abuse
  • Coercive and Controlling Behavior
  • Child Trafficking
  • Female Genital Mutiliation
  • Radicalisation
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Prevent
  • Making a Difference
  • Asking Simple Questions
  • A Safe Environment
  • National Organisations

Who is this course for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement


It is suitable for the following:

  • All individuals who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children
  • Education Workers including Physical Education, Teachers and Support Staff
  • Health Care workers including Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport services and volunteers

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Certificate of completion

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.