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Safeguarding Children

CPD Diploma Level 5 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 90 CPD Credits | Free Child Psychology Course

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Study method
Online, self-paced
450 hours
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Safeguarding Children

Diploma in Safeguarding Children Level 5. CPD Accredited Safeguarding Children Diploma with 90 CPD points available without extra study. This Safeguarding Children course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding is a subject that must be both taken seriously and prioritised by those who come into contact with children regularly in any capacity. Recent studies suggest that while the statistical probability of a child being neglected or abused is relatively low, mistreatment remains rife in today’s society. Safeguarding is a collective responsibility, shared by each and every individual who works with children, or comes into close content with them on a regular basis. From teachers to educational support staff to nurses to carers, child safeguarding is only effective when everyone plays their part. Every child has the right to a safe, nurturing and supportive upbringing, without the threat or fear of any form of physical or emotional abuse.

Safeguarding Children

This exclusive Safeguarding Children Course is ideal for anyone who works with children in any capacity. Whether pursuing a career as a specialist care worker or simply looking to improve your understanding of Safeguarding Children, this accredited online course comes highly recommended. Key topics covered include an overview of the six primary safeguarding principles, the objectives of child safeguarding, who takes responsibility for safeguarding children and how to identify the potential warning signs of neglect or abuse. Enjoy the freedom to study at a time and pace to suit your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed. Sign up online and get started in minutes, or call anytime to discuss this accredited safeguarding children course in more detail.


90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

Course media


Safeguarding Children


  • Discuss the problems of childhood
  • Identify the causes and development of fears in children and adults.
  • Provide a detailed definition as to what child protection means
  • Understand the importance of proactivity in child protection
  • Take practical steps top ensure children are safeguarded from harm
  • Understand the most important terminology in child protection
  • Discuss the long-term effects of various types of abuse
  • Draw distinctions between the different types of abuse and neglect
  • Discuss the various types of abuse and their potential consequences
  • Identify some of the most common indicators of abuse
  • Distinguish between the different signs and symptoms of different kinds of maltreatment

Safeguarding Children has 09 units as detail below:

Unit 1 Understanding Child Safeguarding

  • Who is Responsible for Safeguarding?
  • What is Safeguarding?
  • What is the Purpose of Child Safeguarding?
  • The Six Safeguarding Principles
  • Type of Actions if There is a Concern for Safeguarding a Child
  • What is Considered Neglect from a Child Safeguarding Perspective?
  • Safeguarding Responsibilities of School Staff
  • The Safeguarding Responsibilities of Teachers

Unit 2 Understanding Child Protection

  • Definition of Child Protection
  • Who Needs Protecting?
  • The Importance of Child Protection
  • Understanding Child Protection
  • Creating a protective environment for children
  • Roles and responsibilities in the protection of children
  • Child protection system in the UK
  • Child protection system in England
  • Child protection system in Wales
  • Child protection system in Northern Ireland
  • Child protection system in Scotland
  • Child Development
  • What are Positive and Negative Factors for Child Development?
  • Factors That Promote Growth

Unit 3 Understanding Child Maltreatment

  • Types of Child Maltreatment
  • What is Abuse?
  • Exploitation
  • Child Trafficking
  • Violence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Impact of Maltreatment on Children

Unit 4 Identifying Different Types of Abuse

  • Identifying the Various Types of Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Neglect
  • Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Unit 5 Consequences of Child Maltreatment

  • Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Physical Health Consequences
  • Psychological Consequences
  • Behavioral Consequences
  • Societal Consequences

Unit 6 Risk Factors in Child Protection

  • Age of the Child
  • Risk factors and adolescents
  • Definition of Domestic Violence
  • Messages from Research
  • Definition of Domestic Violence
  • Always consider the child’s immediate safety first
  • Other Important Issues to Consider During the Assessment
  • Risks to Children who live with Domestic Violence
  • Perpetrator Risk Assessment
  • Teenage Dating/Relationship Violence
  • Parental Mental Health Problems
  • Assessing Parental Mental Health as a Risk Factor
  • Parental Substance Misuse (includes Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Parental Intellectual Disability
  • Keep the Focus on the Child
  • Children with disabilities
  • Consider the Impact on the Child
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion

Unit 7 Responding to Abuse

  • Challenges to Reporting
  • How to raise concerns: A framework for actions
  • What should you do in these Cases?
  • How to talk to a Child Who’s Reporting an Abuse

Unit 8 Protective Factors for Child Maltreatment

  • Working With Families: The Six Protective Factors
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Concrete Supports for Parents
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Unit 9 Safeguarding: Information Sharing and Record Keeping

  • Information Sharing and Record Keeping
  • The Seven Golden Rules to Sharing Information
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect
  • Legislative framework
  • The Principles for sharing Information
  • When and how to share information

Course Benefits

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials

Safeguarding Adults & Children - Course Material

All course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Your course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the Safeguarding course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you.

Who is this course for?

Child Safeguarding

  • Teachers, health care staff, social workers and care providers pursuing their OHSC
  • Anyone currently working with children
  • Parents and carers interested in improving their knowledge of Safeguarding Children
  • Individuals looking to enhance their CV


Safeguarding Children

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited Safeguarding Children Certificate (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

Safeguarding Children Course Completion Certificate issued by CPD (Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

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Safeguarding Children

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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.

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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.

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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.