Non-Clinical Safeguarding Children - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Non-Clinical Safeguarding Children - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This non-clinical safeguarding children level 1 online course is intended for all non-clinical personnel who interact with children, including volunteers, childminders, health and social care workers, carers, care assistants, and parents or guardians. It is essential for anyone whose role involves direct contact with children or young people in various settings.

    Course content

    This online non-clinical safeguarding children level 1 course includes:

    Key definitions

    • Clarifying essential terminology related to safeguarding.

    Importance of safeguarding children

    • The legal and moral grounds for protecting children.

    Child abuse awareness

    • Understanding the various types of child abuse and their indicators.

    Roles and responsibilities

    • Your duties within safeguarding protocols.

    Proactive measures

    • How to act on concerns regarding child welfare.

    Case studies and scenarios 

    • Practical applications and problem-solving in safeguarding contexts.

    Course aims

    This non-clinical safeguarding children level 1 online course aims to:

    • Enhance awareness of the critical importance of safeguarding children, emphasising that protecting children is a fundamental responsibility of all individuals in contact with young people.
    • Educate participants on the various types of child abuse, the contributing factors, and the preventive skills needed to identify, respond to, and report signs of abuse effectively.

        Learning objectives

        This non-clinical safeguarding children level 1 elearning course will:

        • Explain the legal and ethical frameworks that underpin safeguarding children and young people, ensuring participants understand their responsibilities.
        • Identify and describe the different forms of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect, and discuss the factors that contribute to these abuses.
        • Outline staff responsibilities in safeguarding scenarios, emphasising the importance of vigilance and proactive measures.
        • Teach the procedures for reporting child abuse effectively, including how and when to escalate concerns within appropriate channels to ensure timely and effective interventions.
        • Discuss the short-term and long-term effects of child abuse on victims, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of abuse.

            Learning outcomes

            On completion of this non-clinical safeguarding children level 1 e-learning course, you will be able to:

            • Describe the different forms of child abuse. 
            • Explain the impact of abuse on a child or young person.
            • Indicate what you should do if you have concerns about child abuse.
            • Describe the risks associated with the internet and online social networking.
            • Explain what the term 'looked-after child' means.
            • Recognise possible signs of child abuse that you might come across in your role.
            • Discuss factors that contribute to child abuse.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited non-clinical safeguarding e-learning course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

            The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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            Why is the course important?

            Safeguarding children is a fundamental component of healthcare and social services. This course ensures that all non-clinical staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to protect children from abuse and neglect, aligning with legislative and best practice guidelines.

            Non-Clinical Safeguarding Children - Level 1 | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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