An introduction to safeguarding

This CACHE endorsed short course highlights the topic of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. This course will acquaint the trainees with types and possible signs of abuse, whistle-blowing, learn about the specific policies and correct procedures for reporting concerns, and gain significant knowledge on 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused' (DfE). The course is targeted towards professionals working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.

Learning outcomes

You will learn about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as ‘inadequate’ by inspectors
You will learn the aspects of running a setting that needs to be focused on to promote safeguarding
You will learn why having a basic understanding of safeguarding is one of the first things you should study when working with children and young people

Advantages of this course

Safeguarding is an essential area of knowledge for those working with children and vulnerable people
Through this course, you have access to up to date resources from the UK government and child protection agencies offering advice and legislation on safeguarding
The course also identifies the different signs, symptoms and effects of abuse and neglect, and the different kinds of abuse
Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.

Endorsement statement

Our short course has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and endorsed by CACHE demonstrating the quality and rigor. CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. This is an unregulated programme and is not a nationally recognised qualification.