Safeguarding & Protecting Children L1 – Basic Level

This course is designed to give delegates an awareness and understanding of Safeguarding & Protecting Children. It also enables delegates to recognise and identify the signs and indicators of abuse. It also addresses the issues faced by people working with children who may suspect abuse it taking place.



To raise the awareness of professionals in relation to dealing with issues of child abuse. What to look for and what to do if they suspect a child is being abused. How and to who they report allegations/disclosures and concerns regarding child abuse and neglect.


  • Explain what abuse is and identify the different types/categories and indicators of abuse.

  • Identify who are children/young people and why they are vulnerable. Discussing what factors can make children more vulnerable than others.

  • Describe what Significant Harm means.

  • List the different pieces of legislation relevant to safeguarding and protecting children.

  • Discuss what to do if you suspect a child is being abused (using the relevant documentation).

  • Explore and discuss case studies explore the enquiries/investigations that followed and the recommendations illustrated within these reports.

  • Describe the meaning of ‘Duty of Care,’ and explain their role and responsibilities are.

  • Explore the process/action to be taken in relation to disclosing and reporting allegations of abuse.

  • Identify & explore their organisational safeguarding policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding and child protection.




Professionals directly working with children and families on a day to day basis.

The course is a 3hr course dependent on the audience size.