Safeguarding Children | Level 3 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.
Welcome to our online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have adequate safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.
Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs.
Certificate duration: 2 years
Entry requirements: No entry restrictions
Recommended prerequisites: N/A
Assessment type: End of course assessment
Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price
Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Who is the course for?
This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course should be completed by those who work with children including in education, community services, healthcare and social care services including:
- NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
- Locum doctors and nurses
- General Practitioners and GP locum staff
- Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
- Social workers and social care support workers
- Agency nurses
- Agency workers
- Healthcare assistants
- Support workers
- Care assistants
- Community services.
What is covered in this course?
This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course provides a thorough understanding of child protection by covering a breadth of topics relevant to anybody with a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course covers the following:
- An understanding of what safeguarding children and young people means
- Child development and negative influences on it
- An awareness of the key legislation and guidance about the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people
- How to be aware of your professional responsibilities, as well as those of your colleagues and partner organisations
- How to be able to document and report concerns relating to child abuse or maltreatment
- How to meaningfully contribute to inter-agency assessments, as well as the gathering and sharing of information and where appropriate analysis of risk posed
- How to work in partnership with others
- How to participate in inter-agency working and be supportive to vulnerable children and young children, and their families/guardians where safeguarding concerns have been raised
- How to be familiar with your local organisational protocols and referral processes to your local safeguarding team and/or social services, and how to minimise barriers in the referral process
- How to be aware of your information sharing responsibilities within and across multi-disciplinary teams.
This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course is aimed at clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.
This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course is designed to give everyone who works or has contact with children, young people and/or their families, an introduction to safeguarding and to raise awareness of the critical areas in the learning outcomes, including:
- The recognition of child abuse,
- How to respond to concerns,
- Who to contact when there is a concern,
- Fulfilling “duty of care”,
- Safe practice and keeping children safe, and
- Vulnerability and protection.
What does “safeguarding children” mean?
So what does safeguarding mean to those who use education, health and social care services? Safeguarding children means protecting children and young people’s health, their well-being and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is fundamental to high-quality healthcare and social care for children and young people.
Safeguarding children and promoting their welfare includes:
- Protecting children and young people from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development.
- Making sure that children and young people grow up in circumstances that allow safe and effective care.
We help to safeguard children and young people by:
- Using the information we receive (mainly when concerns are raised about abuse, harm or neglect) to look at the risks to people who use care services.
- Referring concerns to local councils and/or the police for further investigation.
- Carrying out inspections, where we talk to people who use services to help us identify safeguarding concerns.
- Publishing our findings on safeguarding in our inspection reports.
- Taking action if we find that care services don’t have suitable arrangements to keep people safe.
- Working with partners such as the police, local councils, health agencies, other regulators and government departments.
- Taking part in multi-agency children’s safeguarding inspections to get a picture of children’s and young people’s experiences and how well they are being safeguarded.
Why is online safeguarding children training essential?
All professionals working with children and young people across all sectors should complete appropriate safeguarding children training.
Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from maltreatment, abuse or neglect and/or preventing harm to children’s health or development. It means making sure children and young people are supported to get proper access to health care and stay well, ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care, taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes. It is wrong if professionals do not treat vulnerable people with the same respect as other patients.