Safeguarding Children for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1

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    Safeguarding Children for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - 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 foundational safeguarding children online course is designed for all staff within homecare settings who interact with children. It ensures they understand the critical safeguarding procedures necessary to protect children and young people. It is suitable for homecare workers, social workers, and any professionals who may come into contact with children in their roles within domiciliary care settings.

    Course content

    This online safeguarding children for homecare level 1 course covers the following:


    ·        Context and importance of safeguarding in homecare.

    Indicators of abuse: 

    ·        Recognising signs of emotional, physical, sexual abuse, and neglect.

    Child exploitation:

    ·        Understanding exploitation in various forms, including online risks.

    Vulnerable children:

    ·        Identifying children at higher risk due to multiple factors.

    Parental impact:

    ·        Examining how parents' health affects child well-being.

    Children's rights:

    ·        Overview of legal rights ensuring child protection.

    Taking action:

    ·        Steps to take if abuse is suspected.


    ·        Key laws and regulations guiding safeguarding practices.

    Summary and end of module assessment

          Course aims

          The aims of this online safeguarding children for domiciliary care level 1 course are to:

          • Equip participants with the ability to recognise various forms of child maltreatment.
          • Enhance understanding of children’s rights and the legal framework supporting safeguarding.
          • Prepare participants to act effectively when child welfare concerns arise.

                Learning objectives

                This safeguarding children for homecare 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

                        Upon completing this safeguarding children for domiciliary care level 1 e-learning course, learners will be equipped 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 level 1 e-learning course for homecare 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 within homecare settings is crucial; professionals must be adept at recognising and responding to signs of abuse or neglect. This course provides the essential knowledge and skills to ensure the safety and welfare of children and comply with statutory requirements.

                        This course is supported by the latest CSTF recommendations and meets requirements from the CQC, Care Inspectorates, and other significant UK regulatory bodies.

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