Safeguarding Children for Care Homes - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Safeguarding Children for Care Homes - 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 level 1 safeguarding children online course is designed for all staff working in care home settings, including residential and nursing care homes, who may come into contact with children and need to understand safeguarding procedures.

    Course content

    This online safeguarding children for care homes level 1 course is divided into the following sections:


    Indicators of abuse:

    • Understanding the signs of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect.

    Child exploitation:

    • Including online abuse and exploitation scenarios.

    Vulnerable children: 

    • Identifying children at risk due to various personal and environmental factors.

    Parental impact: 

    • How the health and behaviour of parents or carers can affect child wellbeing.

    Children’s rights:

    • Understanding the rights of children under the law.

    Taking action: 

    • Steps to take when abuse is suspected or disclosed.


    • Overview of relevant laws and regulations.


    References and resources

    End of course assessment

        Course aims

        The aims of this safeguarding children for care homes level 1 elearning course are to:

        • To raise awareness of the different types of child maltreatment and how to recognise them.
        • To enhance understanding of child vulnerability and the impact of parental health on children.
        • To elucidate children's rights and the legislative framework supporting these rights.

              Learning objectives

              This safeguarding children for care homes level 1 e-learning course will:

              • Establish the different indicators of child abuse.
              • Discuss child exploitation and online abuse.
              • Establish the vulnerability of children.
              • Measure the impact of a parent/carer’s physical and mental health on child wellbeing.
              • Devise a plan on what action to take to safeguard children at risk of harm.

                      Learning outcomes

                      On completion of this safeguarding children for care homes level 1 online training course, you will be able to:

                      • Identify potential indicators of child maltreatment in its different forms.
                      • Explain child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse, sexual exploitation, and county lines.
                      • Analyse the risks associated with the Internet and online social networking.
                      • Distinguish the vulnerability of children.
                      • Describe the impact a parent/carer’s physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child, including the impact of domestic abuse, violence and substance misuse.
                      • Demonstrate the importance of upholding the rights of children.
                      • State the relevant legislation involving safeguarding children.

                      Accreditation and Certification

                      This CPD-accredited safeguarding children e-learning course for care homes level 1 is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. It meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), RQIA, Care Inspectorates, Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework, Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

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                      Why is the course important?

                      Understanding safeguarding is crucial for anyone working in environments where they interact with children. This course ensures that all personnel are equipped with the knowledge to protect children from harm and to act appropriately when they suspect abuse or neglect.

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