An introduction to safeguarding
In this course, learners will be given a general introduction to the concept of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn when to be concerned – what is abuse and the possible signs of abuse, understanding the setting policy for reporting concerns, and whistleblowing. Explore the document ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ by the Department for Education.
The course is intended for learners working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.
- You will learn about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as ‘inadequate’ by inspectors
- You will learn the aspects of running a setting that need to be focused on to promote safeguarding
- You will learn why having a basic understanding of safeguarding is one of the first things you should study when working with children and young people
Advantages of this course
- Safeguarding is an essential area of knowledge for those working with children and vulnerable people
- Through this course you have access to up to date resources from the UK government and child protection agencies offering advice and legislation on safeguarding
- The course also identifies the different signs, symptoms and effects of abuse and neglect, and the different kinds of abuse
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.
Disclaimer statement: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. CACHE has exercised reasonable care and skill in endorsing this programme, and makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the continued accuracy of the information contained in this programme. CACHE does not accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions from the programme or the consequences thereof.
Endorsement statement: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. These programmes have been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and are endorsed by CACHE, they are not a regulated qualification.
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