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The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited safeguarding training programmes, and Ofqual approved qualifications, including: 

  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Child protection
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Prevent radicalisation
  • Child sexual exploitation.

Click here to see the complete list of our safeguarding children and adults courses and training programmes.

What are safeguarding procedures for adults?

Safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect; Treated relatively and with dignity and respect; Protected when they need to be; Able easily to get the support, protection, and services they need.

What is safeguarding for vulnerable adults?

Safeguarding vulnerable adults means making sure their lives are free from neglect and abuse, encouraging or helping them make decisions about their own lives and care, and creating a risk-free environment.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is what we do to protect individuals’ health well well-being human rights. Safeguarding allows children, young people and adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. All professionals must safeguard themselves. As a volunteer, you must understand how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect and report any concerns you may have.

Do you offer safeguarding courses online for free?

Yes. Click here to register for free online safeguarding training courses.

Do you provide free online safeguarding courses with certificates?

Yes. Once you complete your online safeguarding course, you will be able to download a free certificate.

What are the different types of abuse for children?

There are four types of abuse for children:

  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse.

What are the different types of abuse for adults?

There are ten types of abuse for adults at risk:

  • Physical
  • Domestic
  • Sexual
  • Neglect or acts of omission
  • Self-Neglect
  • Psychological or Emotional
  • Financial or material
  • Modern slavery
  • Discriminatory
  • Organisational or institutional.

What should you do if you have a safeguarding concern about a child or adult at risk?

If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of significant harm or has already been harmed or abused, you should contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Please do not keep your worries to yourself.

What is Section 42 Care Act?

The Care Act 2014, Section 42 (2) requires a local authority to make statutory enquiries, or cause others to do so, where it has reasonable cause to suspect that an adult with care and support needs is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect and as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect.

What does the Care Act 2014 do?

The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to ensure the provision or arrangement of services, facilities or resources to help prevent, delay or reduce the development of needs for care and support.

What does ‘safeguarding is everybody's business’ mean?

The government has stated that safeguarding is everyone's business and have produced information and guidance for people who may not have been trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect.

What does ‘safeguarding children is everyone's business’ mean?

Protecting children from maltreatment. Preventing impairment of children's health or development. Ensuring that children grow up in the circumstances consistent with safe and effective care.

What are the aims of safeguarding?

The aims of adult safeguarding are to:

  • prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
  • stop abuse or neglect wherever possible
  • safeguard adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live
  • promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adults concerned
  • raise public awareness so that communities as a whole, alongside professionals, play their part in preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect
  • provide information and support in accessible ways to help people understand the different types of abuse, how to stay safe and what to do to raise a concern about the safety or wellbeing of an adult
  • address what has caused the abuse or neglect.

Who might need safeguarding services?

Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 states that safeguarding enquiries should be made where:

  • a person has needs for care and support;
  • is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
  • As a result of their care and support needs, they cannot protect themselves against abuse, neglect, or risk.

Which people need safeguarding?

They may be a person who:

  • is elderly and frail due to ill health, physical disability or cognitive impairment;
  • has a learning disability
  • has a physical disability and/or a sensory impairment
  • has mental health needs, including dementia
  • has a long-term illness or condition
  • misuses substances or alcohol
  • is a carer (family member/friend) and is subject to abuse
  • does not have the capacity to make a decision and needs care and support.

Where does abuse occur?

Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you're in a hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home. You may be living alone or with others. The person causing the harm may be a stranger, but, more often than not, you'll know and feel safe with them.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Providers in the UK

The Mandatory Training Group provides a wide range of safeguarding and child protection training courses, eLearning programmes, and Ofqual approved qualifications in all UK regions.

Click here to book online safeguarding children and adults training courses.

Safeguarding Courses in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast

What do we mean by safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting citizens' health, well-being and human rights, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility.

What are the six principles of safeguarding?

  • Empowerment
  • Prevention
  • Proportionality
  • Protection
  • Partnership
  • Accountability.

What is an example of safeguarding?

Examples of safeguarding issues include suspected abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, grooming, allegations against staff, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

What are the different types of safeguarding?

Here is a list of those ten categories and how safeguarding training can help professionals deal with their effects.

  • Safeguarding against Physical Abuse
  • Safeguarding against Psychological Abuse
  • Safeguarding against Sexual Abuse
  • Safeguarding against Neglect
  • Safeguarding against Self-Neglect.

How do you safeguard someone?

Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent. Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring. Promote their wellbeing take their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.

What is my role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals?

It is the responsibility of people who work in Health and Social care to work in a way that will help to prevent abuse. This means providing good quality care and support and putting the individual at the centre of everything, empowering them to have as much control over their lives as possible.

How do you deal with safeguarding?

Remain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up. Listen carefully and give the person time to speak. Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed but never promise confidentiality. Act immediately, and do not try to address the issue yourself.

What is disclosure in safeguarding?

Disclosure is how a child will let someone know that abuse occurs. This may not happen all in one go and may be a slow process over a long period.

Who is at risk of abuse?

Children and adults with care and support needs are more likely to be at risk of abuse. Adults can be at risk because of many reasons. They may:

  • be getting older
  • have a physical or learning disability, or have trouble seeing or hearing
  • not have enough support
  • have mental health problems
  • be socially isolated
  • live in inappropriate accommodation
  • misuse alcohol or drugs
  • have financial circumstances which make them higher risk.

What happens when a safeguarding concern is raised?

When the enquiry is finished, we will organise a final safeguarding meeting in most cases. The adult at risk will always be invited to safeguarding meetings about them, and they can bring someone with them to help support them. The adult at risk will always be told what was discussed and what will happen next.

What happens in a safeguarding investigation?

Safeguarding investigation outcomes are as follows:

  • Substantiated - There is sufficient evidence to prove the allegation that a child has been harmed or there is a risk of harm.
  • Malicious - There is sufficient evidence to disprove the allegation, and there has been a deliberate act to deceive.

What does safeguarding mean in the workplace?

Safeguarding is the practice of ensuring that vulnerable people have their health, well-being and rights protected in society.

Safeguarding Children Courses

What is the safeguarding process for children?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

What are the three primary laws for child protection?

The three key pieces of legislation that you might be aware of are:

  • The Children Act 1989 (as amended)
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.

What is the paramountcy principle?

The Paramountcy Principle is that the child's best interest and welfare is the first and paramount consideration. The Care of Children Act outlines things a Judge must consider when making orders around the care and protection of children: Protecting the child’s safety.

Who is responsible for safeguarding children and child protection?

All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Why are safeguarding policies and procedures important?

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, schools, hospitals and sports clubs.

What is safeguarding children?

Safeguarding is the action taken to promote children’s welfare and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Is child protection part of the safeguarding process?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

What are child safeguarding issues?

It includes the failure to properly supervise and protect children from harm and provide nutrition, shelter and safe living/working conditions. It may also involve maternal neglect during pregnancy due to drug or alcohol misuse and the neglect and ill-treatment of a disabled child.

What's the difference between safeguarding and child protection?

Safeguarding ensures children grow up with the best life chances and that all individuals receive safe and effective care. In short terms, we do safeguarding to prevent harm, while child protection is how we respond to harm.

Why is safeguarding so important?

Safeguarding involves keeping children and vulnerable adults safe from abuse and maltreatment, ensuring they have the best outcomes and providing safe and effective care. They can grow and develop happily and healthily without the risk of abuse or neglect.

What is the toxic trio in safeguarding?

The 'toxic trio' is 'the interaction of:

  • Domestic violence and abuse (DV&A) within the household
  • Parental substance misuse (alcohol or drugs)
  • Parental mental health issues.

What is Level 3 safeguarding?

Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 3 covers a wide range of topics, including management of sudden or unexpected death in childhood, parental risk factors, unexplained injuries, neglect in a disabled child, fabricated and induced illness and adolescents presenting with suspected sexual assault.

What level is a designated safeguarding lead course?

Our Safeguarding Children Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSL) course is for anyone responsible for Safeguarding Children within their establishment such as:

  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Head of years
  • Safeguarding Officers
  • Children's Home Children's
  • Early Years Managers, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Teachers.

How often should Designated safeguarding Lead training be refreshed?

The designated safeguarding lead should undergo updated child protection training every two years. This course is for people who have previously attended a safeguarding lead face-to-face training course and need to update their knowledge and skills.

Safeguarding Adults Courses

How does the Care Act define safeguarding?

The Care Act statutory guidance defines adult safeguarding as:

Protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their circumstances.

What is safeguarding, and who does it apply to?

Safeguarding procedures apply to adults who have care and support needs that may mean that the person cannot prevent them from being the victims of abuse. Safeguarding procedures apply to children as, due to their age, they cannot take measures to prevent abuse from occurring.

What are the safeguarding statutory responsibilities?

The Care Act 2014 sets out statutory responsibility for integrating care and support between health and local authorities. NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups work with local and neighbouring social care services. Local Authorities have statutory responsibility for safeguarding. In partnership with health, they must promote wellbeing in local communities.

What is safeguarding, and why is it important to us?

Safeguarding means protecting citizens’ human rights, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility.

Those most in need of protection include:

  • Children and young people
  • Adults at risk, such as those receiving care in their own home, people with physical, sensory and mental impairments, and learning disabilities.

All staff, whether they work in a hospital, a care home, in general practice, or in providing community care, and whether they are employed by a public sector, private, or not-for-profit organisation, have a responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect in the NHS.

What are safeguarding procedures for adults?

Safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect; Treated fairly and with dignity and respect; Protected when they need to be; Able easily to get the support, protection, and services they need.

Who can raise safeguarding alerts?

A Safeguarding Alert can, however, be made by any person. The person might make it at risk, a friend or family member, a member of the public, a paid carer, a volunteer or anyone else. Making a Safeguarding Alert just means reporting the concerns addressed within the safeguarding procedures.

Safeguarding Train the Trainer Courses and Training Providers

How often should staff be trained in safeguarding or have their training updated?

Ultimately, your employer will decide how often you must take safeguarding training. Still, at the Child Protection Company, we recommend you refresh your training at least every two years or whenever your safeguarding certificate expires—whichever happens first.

What qualification do I need to teach safeguarding?

To qualify as a safeguarding trainer, you must:

  • have a minimum of two years of practice experience in promoting and safeguarding children's welfare
  • have delivered training to those who regularly work with children, young people and adults who are parents/carers
  • have a strategic role in own agency or inter-agency safeguarding training.

What is staff training on safeguarding?

Safeguarding training breaks down the appropriate courses of action to take, empowering your staff by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to report abuse and neglect appropriately.

What does training the trainers mean?

A train the trainer program is about training new and inexperienced instructors. Sometimes, train the trainer sessions are appropriate for existing instructors as well. These courses cover the best way to deliver training materials to other learners.

What do you learn in safeguarding training?

Safeguarding training will teach you the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. There are many signs and indicators of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and other forms of maltreatment that you need to be aware of as someone who works around children and vulnerable adults.

Why is it essential to have safeguarding training?

Safeguarding training helps to improve your communication skills, mainly how you communicate with children. By establishing a rapport with students and establishing trust, you can ensure a child feels comfortable enough to speak to a staff member about abuse or neglect.

Why is it important to have safeguarding training?

Safeguarding training helps to improve your communication skills, mainly how you communicate with children. By establishing a rapport with students and establishing trust, you can ensure a child feels comfortable enough to speak to a staff member about abuse or neglect.

How often do teachers need to do safeguarding training?

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and any deputies should undertake training, "which should be "updated every two years" (page 16). It also states that they should update their skills and knowledge regularly, but at least annually, to keep up with any developments relevant to their role.

What should I cover in safeguarding training?

This should cover:

  • recognising and responding to issues.
  • building a safer organisational culture.
  • safer recruitment.
  • developing or implementing safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • information sharing.
  • local child protection procedures.
  • relevant legislation and guidance.

What training does a designated safeguarding lead need?

As the NSPCC states, the designated safeguarding lead must be trained in: The law and guidance on safeguarding. Types of abuse and the signs and indicators to look for. How to build a safe culture so that people are safe and willing to share concerns.

What is Level 2 safeguarding training?

A Level 2 safeguarding course should give you a firm understanding of what to do (and what not to do) in response to a potential abuse situation and/or if you have concerns about an individual's behaviour. No safeguarding course should be complete without an assessment to test your knowledge.

What does DSL training mean?

DSL stands for 'designated safeguarding lead' whose role is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the pupils and families within your school.

What is a designated safeguarding officer?

Every organisation has a named person for the designated safeguard lead, specified in the Children Act 2004. A designated Safeguarding Officer is the person who must ensure a company's safeguarding policy is followed by all members of staff in the setting.

Who does the designated safeguarding lead report to?

The nominated child protection lead ensures that safeguarding records are kept securely according to the organisation's safeguarding policies and procedures. They also report to the organisation's board or management committee about safeguarding issues.

Does the designated safeguarding lead need to be a teacher?

The Designated Safeguarding Lead need not be a teacher but must have the status and authority within the management structure to carry out the duties of the post.

What is a designated safeguarding lead?

The designated safeguarding lead is appointed to take responsibility for child protection issues in school. In large schools, it is advisable to have other senior staff who can also take on this role and work as part of a 'designated safeguarding team'.

Do schools have to have a designated safeguarding lead?

All schools must have a designated safeguarding lead to deal with child protection concerns. The DSL or a deputy should always be available during school hours for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns.

What training does a designated safeguarding lead need?

The designated safeguarding lead (and deputies) should attend training to carry out their role. This should be updated every two years as a minimum.

Which online safeguarding training courses are available for schools?

The Mandatory Training Group offer the following safeguarding training courses for schools:
  • Child protection in schools
  • Safer recruitment in education
  • Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools
  • Keeping children safe online.

What is safeguarding and child protection online training for EYFS and schools?

Our range of online training courses is expertly designed to support you in learning about all aspects of child protection and safeguarding.

What is safeguarding and child protection online training?

Our range of online training courses is expertly designed to support you in learning about all aspects of child protection and safeguarding.

What is child protection for school governors?

Safeguarding governors are integral liaisons between a school and a governing body. They're crucial for several reasons, including ensuring a school has an effective safeguarding policy in place. Ensuring safer recruitment practices are put in place. Our 3-hour CPD-certified course covers safeguarding and child protection policies, procedures, principles and practice.

What is child protection in schools?

Our CPD-certified 3-hour courses for primary and secondary schools will help anyone working in schools or colleges develop or refresh your awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children and young people you work with safe.

What is child protection in sport and physical activity training?

Understand your role and responsibilities in protecting children and young people from abuse or harm in your sport or physical activity setting with our 3-hour CPD-certified eLearning course.

What does the child protection online training package for schools include?

We offer cost-effective online training packages for schools in the UK. Covering topics to help increase your confidence in recognising abuse, online safety, safeguarding children with SEND and responding to sexualised behaviour.

What is child protection training for tutors?

Understand your role and responsibilities as a tutor in protecting children and young people from abuse or harm with our 3-hour CPD-certified course.

How is the copying with crying programme delivered?

Our CPD-certified online training for health visitors, midwives and children’s centre staff managing and delivering Coping with Crying to parents.

What does the harmful sexual behaviour in schools training cover?

Increase your confidence in recognising and responding to harmful, problematic or inappropriate sexual behaviour displayed by children and young people in your primary or secondary school with our 2-hour CPD-certified course.

What does the introduction to safeguarding and child protection training course include?

Increase your confidence in identifying and responding to possible signs of child abuse and neglect with our 3-hour CPD-certified online course.

What does the online community management training course include?

Developed with assistance from experts at Childline, our 3-hour CPD-certified interactive course will give you the guidance you need to set up or manage an online community and ensure your virtual environment for children and young people is safe.

What does the online safety course include?

Developed by the NSPCC in association with CEOP, the child protection unit of the National Crime Agency, our 4-hour interactive CPD-certified course will help you to understand how children use the internet and how to respond to risks they may face online.

What does the protecting children in entertainment course include?

Our 1-hour CPD-certified online course for chaperones on protecting children during rehearsals and productions. Available in English and Welsh.

What is safeguarding for 16 to 25-year-olds?

Developed by the NSPCC in association with the Ann Craft Trust, our 3-hour CPD-certified online course will help you better understand your role in safeguarding young people or young adults at risk from abuse, neglect or harm.

What is safeguarding awareness training for workers who enter people's homes?

A safeguarding awareness course helps workers who enter people’s homes recognise the signs of possible abuse and neglect.

What does the safeguarding children with SEND training course include?

Our CPD-certified 3-hour online course will help you better identify concerns when safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs.

What is safeguarding training for bus and taxi drivers?

A CPD-certified short online training course provides safeguarding guidance for bus and taxi drivers who encounter children during their job or managers who employ drivers to transport children and young people.

What does the safeguarding training package for voluntary groups include?

An online training package for anyone who works in the charity, voluntary or community sector. Covers topics to help increase your confidence in recognising abuse and neglect, online safety, safer recruitment and managing online communities.

What does the safer recruitment training course include?

For anyone responsible for selecting and recruiting candidates for posts that come into contact with children in a non-educational setting, our 4-hour CPD certified course would teach you how to safely recruit the right staff and volunteers to work with young people.

What is safer recruitment in education?

Our 4-hour CPD-certified online course is for anyone responsible for recruiting, shortlisting and vetting the right people to work with children in schools or colleges.

What is Trustee safeguarding training?

Our 3-hour online course will help trustees carry out their safeguarding duties in protecting beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, visitors and any organisations they may fund.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safeguarding Training Courses

What qualifications do you need to be a safeguarding officer?

  • Counselling Skills
  • The Ability to Stay Calm and Focussed
  • Excellent People Skills
  • The Ability to Work Well Under Pressure
  • Active Listening Skills
  • The Ability to be Sensitive and Understanding.

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Safeguarding Officer

What Do You Need to Become a Safeguarding Officer?

To be a safeguarding officer, you will also need to pass all relevant advanced DBS checks to work with children and have no criminal background or history that prevents interacting with young people or vulnerable adults.

How do I get a safeguarding certificate?

How do I get a safeguarding certificate? To get a safeguarding certificate, purchase and complete the level of training you require for your job role, and you will receive a professionally printed certificate in the post. You can also download a digital copy immediately upon course completion.

What are safeguarding courses?

Safeguarding training breaks down the appropriate courses of action to take, empowering your staff by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to report abuse and neglect appropriately.

What is safeguarding training?

Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come into close contact with children and vulnerable adults for many years. It ensures children grow up with safe and effective care and are given the best life chances.

What is a safeguarding qualification?

The Safeguarding Children and Young People and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults qualifications enable candidates working in or preparing to work in a setting where they have a duty of care to children and young people or vulnerable adults to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to protect children.

Who needs Level 3 safeguarding training?

Safeguarding Level 3 - This level of training is appropriate for those responsible for investigating, reporting and recording any safeguarding concerns.

What is Level 3 safeguarding training?

This course is designed for people who work around children and need a strong knowledge of safeguarding. This course goes further into safeguarding procedures and how you should tackle suspected abuse to safeguard children from future harm.

How long does an online safeguarding adults course take?

On average, it takes between 90 and 120 minutes to complete.

Can you do a safeguarding course online?

Take our online safeguarding training to give you a clear understanding of your child protection responsibilities in your school. New to a safeguarding supervisory role? This course will improve your supervision skills, so you can protect children and support staff with safeguarding concerns.

Who can deliver safeguarding training?

Each person who works or has direct contact with children, young people, and/or their families and carers should take and pass a Standard Child Safeguarding Course.

What do you do at safeguarding training?

Safeguarding training breaks down the appropriate courses of action to take, empowering your staff by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to report abuse and neglect appropriately.

What is basic safeguarding training?

Basic training outlines the core principles of safeguarding good practice, responding to concerns and legislation. This training is a helpful precursor to more specialist training, introducing the responsibilities of those working with children.

Does safeguarding training have to be accredited?

For many roles, such as those in a school, or if you work as a Childminder, it is a legal requirement for you to have a safeguarding training certificate that is within date. But it is important to remember that Ofsted does not approve any safeguarding courses from any training provider. 

Who needs Level 3 safeguarding training?

Safeguarding Level 3 - This level of training is appropriate for those responsible for investigating, reporting and recording any safeguarding concerns.

What level of Safeguarding training do I need?

Level One safeguarding training is recommended to raise the awareness of workers of all occupations who work with children and vulnerable adults. The following may need this training as a minimum: Teachers, nursery workers, carers and child-minders. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and health workers.

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