Safeguarding Children for Volunteers - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Safeguarding Children for Volunteers - 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 safeguarding children for volunteers online course is suitable for all staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and/or any adult who could pose a risk to children.

    Course content

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

    Key definitions 

    •  Understanding terms related to safeguarding, such as "child abuse", "neglect", and "vulnerable child".

    Importance of safeguarding children 

    • Exploring why protecting children is crucial for their safety and development.

    Roles and responsibilities 

    • Outlining the specific duties of volunteers and staff in safeguarding scenarios.

    Child abuse overview 

    • Discussing the nature of child abuse and the impact on victims.

    Factors contributing to abuse 

    • Identifying conditions that might predispose children to abuse or neglect.

    Types of child abuse 

    • Detailed examination of physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect, including indicators and examples.

    Case studies 

    • Real-world scenarios to illustrate how to handle various types of safeguarding issues effectively.

    Your role in safeguarding children 

    • Specific actions and decisions required from volunteers when faced with potential abuse.

    Sharing information 

    • Guidelines on legally and safely sharing information related to safeguarding cases.

    Summary and course review 

    • Recap of all topics covered with key takeaways for practical application.

    References and resources 

    • Additional materials for further reading and understanding.

    End-of-course assessment 

    • A test to evaluate the learners’ understanding and readiness to apply the knowledge in real-world situations.

      Course aims

      The aims of this safeguarding for children for volunteers online course are to:

      • Instil a comprehensive understanding that safeguarding children is a critical duty for all volunteers and staff, emphasising the responsibility to protect and promote the welfare of young people.
      • Equip volunteers with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify various forms of child abuse, respond effectively to safeguarding issues, and understand the profound effects abuse can have on child development.

        Learning objectives

        In this safeguarding children for volunteers elearning course, participants will:

        • Review the necessity of safeguarding children and young people.
        • Define the roles and responsibilities of staff and volunteers in safeguarding.
        • Explore the factors that contribute to child abuse.
        • Categorise the different types of abuse that children and young adults may face.
        • Examine the impact of abuse on children’s development and well-being.
        • Discuss the specific roles of volunteers in the safeguarding process.
        • Identify the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse.
        • Learn the procedures for reporting and addressing safeguarding concerns effectively.

            Learning outcomes

            On completion of this safeguarding for children for volunteers e-learning course, the learner 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 the possible signs of child abuse that you might come across in your volunteering role.
            • Discuss the factors that may contribute to child abuse.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited safeguarding children e-learning course for volunteers 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?

            Understanding safeguarding is crucial for anyone working with vulnerable groups, especially children. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to protect children from abuse and neglect, fulfilling both a legal and moral duty to promote their welfare.

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