Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk

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Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect by the actions, or lack of actions, of another person. In order to safeguard and protect persons from abuse or neglect we need to learn how to identify vulnerable individuals and take necessary steps to stop abuse and neglect.

Everyone has the right to be safe and live without the fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation and this course aims to teach you how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what actions you can take to stop this from happening and occurring again in the future. Abuse, neglect and exploitation can occur anywhere and by anyone, quite often being a person of trust.

This course is designed for all persons, no matter the field that they are directly involved in, to give them the tools and knowledge to make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life. It will also let the practitioner reporting the abuse know how they can safeguard themselves in every day work, while seeking help and reporting the incident identified.

Qualification details and validity

The Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children Young People and Adults At Risk (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 3) qualification has no formal expiry date, but ongoing refresher training is important to ensure that learners stay up to date.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes an overview of… Safeguarding legislation and guidance | Indictors of abuse or neglect | Making judgements | Communication | Roles and responsibilities | Sharing of information | Dealing with and reporting of allegations and complaints

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper after each day. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 12 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.