CSTF Safeguarding Children (Healthcare) - Level 2

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    CSTF Safeguarding Children (Healthcare) - Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    120 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours

    Accreditation

    CPD Certification Service

    Certification

    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This online CSTF safeguarding children level 2 course is designed for all non-clinical and clinical staff within healthcare settings who have any level of contact with children, young people, and/or their parents/carers, or any adult who may pose a risk to children. This includes both direct and indirect contact, ensuring all staff members are equipped with the knowledge to act appropriately in safeguarding situations.

    Course content

    The CSTF safeguarding children level 2 online course delves into comprehensive topics designed to empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for safeguarding children within healthcare settings:

    Child maltreatment:

    • An in-depth examination of various forms of child abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, grooming, and exploitation. Participants will learn to identify the early signs and symptoms of maltreatment to ensure timely intervention.

    Parental Impact on child wellbeing:

    • Exploration of how parental or caregiver physical and mental health conditions, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness, can affect a child's emotional and physical well-being.

    Professional roles and boundaries:

    • Guidance on understanding and navigating the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in safeguarding children, emphasising collaboration within multidisciplinary teams and multi-agency settings.

    Documentation and reporting:

    • Training on the proper documentation and reporting of safeguarding concerns, ensuring that records are detailed, accurate, and maintained in line with legal and organisational policies.

    Legal framework and guidelines:

    • Overview of key legislation and guidance relevant to child protection, including the Children Act, Female Genital Mutilation Act, Sexual Offences Act, and strategies for combating trafficking, radicalisation, and online exploitation.

    Advocacy and support:

    • Strategies for providing effective advocacy and support to children and young people at risk, focusing on empowering and safeguarding those who are vulnerable due to disability, immigration status, or being in care.

    *This course aligns with the UK CSTF, CQC, and Care Inspectorates, ensuring it meets rigorous health and social care regulations. It offers healthcare professionals a comprehensive, regulatory-compliant education focused on child welfare and protection.

        Course aims

        This CSTF safeguarding children level 2 online training course aims to deepen healthcare professionals' understanding of safeguarding children, enhance their ability to identify and respond to concerns and ensure they can effectively collaborate within a multidisciplinary team to protect children and young people.

            Learning objectives

            This CSTF safeguarding children level 2 course will:

            • Discuss how to act as an effective advocate for the child or young person.
            • Establish the impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on child wellbeing to identify a child or young person at risk.
            • Review one's professional role, responsibilities, and boundaries, as well as those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and multi-agency setting.
            • Consider when to refer to social care if there are safeguarding/child protection concerns and maintain appropriate records, including distinguishing between fact and opinion.
            • Classify appropriate and relevant information and discuss it with other teams.
            • Establish what constitutes child maltreatment and identify signs of child abuse or neglect.

                Learning outcomes

                Upon completing this CSTF safeguarding children level 2 e-learning course, learners will be able to:
                • Know potential indicators of child maltreatment in its different forms – physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation).
                • Be aware of child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse, sexual exploitation, and county lines (young people involved in organised crime who are coerced to traffic drugs or other illegal items around the country).
                • Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking.
                • Be aware of the vulnerability of looked after children, children with disabilities, unaccompanied children, care leavers and young carers, and missing children.
                • Understand the impact a parent/carers' physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic abuse and violence and substance misuse.
                • Understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context.
                • Know what action to take if they have concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice.
                • Be aware of relevant legislation (Children Acts 1989, 2004, Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003).
                • Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify signs of child abuse or neglect.
                • Act as an effective advocate for the child or young person.
                • Understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the well-being of a child or young person to be able to identify a child or young person at risk.
                • Identify one’s own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and understand those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency setting.
                • Know how and when to refer to social care if a safeguarding/child protection concern is identified.
                • Document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately.
                • Know how to maintain appropriate records, including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion.
                • Identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams.
                • Be aware of the risk of FGM in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history where appropriate to the role, know who to contact if a child discloses impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support, including the FGM mandatory reporting duties to the police: in accordance with current legislation.
                • Be aware of the risk factors for grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation) and know who to contact regarding preventive action and supporting 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.
                *These learning outcomes meet the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, and other UK health and social care regulations, ensuring comprehensive education. Additional learning needs beyond this training may be addressed through clinical experience and supervision.

                Accreditation and Certification

                This online CSTF safeguarding children level 2 training course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Successful completion awards a CPD certificate valid for 3 years, meeting the requirements of HealthTrust Europe (HTE), Crown Commercial Services (CCS), and the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) frameworks.

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                Why is the course important?

                The online CSTF safeguarding children level 2 training course is essential for healthcare professionals to protect children and young people in healthcare settings effectively. By addressing various forms of child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, it equips participants to identify early signs and intervene promptly.

                Understanding the impact of parental health on child well-being and navigating professional roles and boundaries are emphasised, fostering a collaborative approach within multidisciplinary teams. With a focus on documentation, legal frameworks, and advocacy, this course ensures compliance with CSTF, CQC, and UK health regulations, promoting a culture of child safety and well-being in healthcare practice.

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