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Principles of Safeguarding


This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their knowledge of a variety of safeguarding issues including topics such as the six principles which underpin safeguarding, safeguarding in organisations, current safeguarding legislation, and much more.

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What will I learn?

Section 1: The national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse

    • What does safeguarding mean?
    • Safeguarding adults and learners
    • Six principles of safeguarding
    • The principles which underpin the safeguarding of children, young people and adults
    • The importance of safeguarding for individuals and organisations
    • Current safeguarding legislation
    • National policies and local initiatives relating to safeguarding
    • Roles of different agencies in safeguarding

Section 2: The responsibilities of adults to safeguard children and young people

    • Duty of care
    • Ways in which adults can safeguard children and young people
    • Ensuring consistent safeguarding

Section 3: How to recognise potential and actual abuse and harm

    • Forms and types of abuse
    • Signs and symptoms of abuse
    • Why individuals may not disclose abuse
    • Factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse

Section 4: How to respond if abuse is disclosed, suspected or alleged

    • Actions to take in the event of suspicions or allegations that an individual is experiencing abuse, including who to report suspicions of abuse to
    • Procedures to follow if abuse, exploitation or harm is suspected
    • Who to report concerns to
    • How to respond to a disclosure of abuse
    • What not to do if the disclosure takes place


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a series of quizzes and assessments throughout the course. The assessments are automarked by the system, so there is no waiting around for a tutor.

What qualification will I get?

You will get a CPD Principles of Safeguarding (CPD Certified) certificate.

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