Introduction to Safeguarding
Delve into the concept of safeguarding with this in-depth course, you will soon understand just how important the topic area is. Whether you work within an early years setting, or your job focusses on older children or vulnerable adults, you will already understand that safeguarding them is one of the most important aspects of your job role. If you’re hoping to train to work in one of these professions, safeguarding is one of the most crucial areas to fully understand, even though it can be challenging at times.
A Basic Introduction
This introductory course focusses on the definition of abuse and how to spot the warning signs, as well as the importance of a setting’s safeguarding policy. Students will also cover whistleblowing within your own setting, as well as basic information regarding child abuse and what to do if you’re concerned about the welfare of a child in your care.
The Importance of Speaking Up
During this easy-to-navigate course, you will learn just how important it is to safeguard the welfare of those you care for, even if this means having the courage to speak up rather than stay quiet.
Key Learning Points
Students of this course will benefit from a general introduction to the concept of safeguarding and its importance within any learning environment. Therefore, enrolment would be especially suited to anyone who is planning to become an early years practitioner, in a range of settings, but individuals in other similar job roles may also benefit.
- Understand the basic issues relating to safeguarding and when you should be concerned.
- Learn how to promote safeguarding by addressing aspects of your service that are related.
- Appreciate the importance of safeguarding, and why it should be a priority during training.
- Read up about the relevant legislation, guidance and practice in the UK with regards to the child protection system.
- Understand some of the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect.
- Learn how to identify poor practice, with the help of a PowerPoint presentation that is delivered as part of the course.
- Gain insight into how children can keep themselves safe, and how you can help them to develop these skills.
- Explore a setting’s policy and procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns.
- Work through the guided learning and independent study, including relevant news stories, NSPCC guidance, the EYFS standards of care, charities that can provide info and advice on safeguarding children, reports and Ofsted documents.
Advantages of this course
- Work through the syllabus in the comfort of your own home. There’s no need to try and squeeze study time into hectic schedules; you can pick up the course material whenever it suits you.
- Online delivery means you can sign in and study at any time of the day. Study on the move or at home; it’s your call.
- Support is available if you struggle using the courseware, via the technical team.
- Recap quizzes, downloadable activity sheets and extended reading materials are all available to help to monitor your progress and further your knowledge base.
- Finish the unit by completing a simple 10-question multiple choice test.
- Build your expertise of safeguarding and be confident in the knowledge that you’d be able to speak up and report a concern if someone’s welfare was at stake.
Safeguarding is essential – sign up to this introductory course and you will be able to see its importance in any setting where you have vulnerable service users.
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