Safeguarding Children - Level 3 (CSTF aligned)
Aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the aim of this advanced course is to provide learners with the key knowledge and skills necessary to understand the issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Incorporating and expanding upon the 7 key learning objectives from our Level 2 course, this includes:
- Understanding safeguarding definitions, legislation, inter-agency frameworks and policies
- Professional responsibilities towards children
- Recognising signs and types of abuse
- Assessment and Escalation
- Responding to, recording and preventing child abuse
- Case management and handling information about a child and their parent(s), guardian or carer
- Clinical knowledge, skills and responsibilities and working with other professionals
This course costs
£10 (+VAT) = 2 Tokens
Learning Outcomes (in detail)
Learning Outcomes and Course
By the end of this course learners
- Know and understand what constitutes child maltreatment.
- Identify possible signs of child maltreatment using a child and family approach.
- Know about and be able to recognise potential indicators of child
maltreatment including physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect.
- Be aware of relevant legislation including the Children Acts 2004 &
1989, and the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
- Know about, and understand the importance of, children’s rights in the
context of safeguarding and protecting children.
- Understand the impact a parent’s/carer’s behaviour or physical and mental
health, can have on the well-being of a child or young person in order to be
able to identify a child or young person at risk.
- Understand the impact of domestic violence on the well-being of a child.
- Recognise the importance of sharing information and know what action to
take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported, and
from whom to seek advice.
- Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social
- Recognise potential indicators of female genital mutilation may have
occurred. Have knowledge of cultural situations where FGM is prevalent and be
prepared to ask relevant questions in order to identify cases.
- Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person.
- Be able to identify their own professional role, responsibilities and
professional boundaries, and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team
and in multi-agency setting.
- Know how and when to refer to social care if a lack of proper child
protection or safeguarding is identified as a concern.
- Be able to appropriately record and document concerns relating to child
protection and safeguarding, in a format that informs the relevant staff and
agencies whilst differentiating between facts and opinion.
- Know how to maintain appropriate and relevant information and how share
it with others.
- Understand key statutory and non-statutory, guidance and legislation
including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act.
- Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding
preventative action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be
at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity.
- Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of
trafficking and /or sexual exploitation.
- Understand forensic procedures in child maltreatment and know how to
relate these practices in order to meet clinical and legal requirements as
- Be able to undertake forensic procedures and demonstrate how to present
the findings and evidence to legal requirements.
- Understand the basic principles of preventing child abuse.
- Know how to undertake, where appropriate, a risk and harm assessment.
- Know how to communicate effectively with children and young
people, and how to ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in
decisions affecting them as appropriate to their age and ability.
- Know how to contribute to, and make considered judgements
about how to act to safeguard/protect a child or young person.
- Know how to contribute to/formulate and communicate
effective management plans for children and young people who have been
- Understand the issues surrounding misdiagnosis in
safeguarding/child protection and to know how to effectively manage diagnostic
uncertainty and risk.
- Know how to appropriately contribute to inter-agency
assessments by gathering and sharing information.
- Be able to document concerns in a manner that is
appropriate for safeguarding/child protection and legal processes.
- Know how to undertake documented reviews of
safeguarding/child protection practice as appropriate to role (e.g. through
audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of
- Know how to deliver and receive supervision within
effective models of supervision and/or peer review, and be able to recognise
the potential personal impact of safeguarding/child protection work on
Course Content and Training Modules
What is meant by Safeguarding Children?
Dealing with Abuse
Acting as a Child's Advocate
Forensic Procedures in Child Maltreatment
Important Reference Documents
Effects of the Behaviour, Circumstances and Health of Parents or Carers
Female Genital Mutilation
Complex Abuse Scenarios
Management of Child Death
Risk and Harm Assessment, and Escalation
Serious Case Reviews
Family Risk Factors
Children in Need
The Internet, Mobile Technology and Social Networking
Designated and Named Health Professionals
Maltreatment of Children
Misdiagnosis of Maltreatment
Prevention of Child Abuse
Personal and Professional Development