CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 - Online Training Course

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CSTF Safeguarding Children Training - Online Training Course - Level 1 + 2 - UKCSTF Aligned.

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Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course. This online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Skills for Care  recommendations for healthcare & social care providers, as well as OFSTED recommendations for early years, educational and community environments.

Course content

This online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to the key principles of safeguarding children
  • Understanding why safeguarding children is important
  • The Human Rights of Children - The United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • An understanding of what safeguarding children means
  • An awareness of key safeguarding children legislation
  • An understanding of the common terms used in safeguarding children
  • An understanding of the complex nature of child abuse
  • The 'Toxic Trio' in relation to safeguarding children
  • An awareness of the main types of abuse in children and young people
  • An awareness of the dangers of radicalisation of children and young people
  • An awareness of the dangers of child trafficking
  • An awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls and young women
  • Awareness of the risks (to children and young people) from the internet and social networking sites
  • Emerging themes in relation to child protection, safeguarding children and young people
  • Knowing what to do if a child or young person discloses abuse
  • Knowing what to do if you suspect child abuse
  • Understanding your responsibilities in protecting children and young adults from abuse
  • Where to find useful information and resources regarding the safeguarding of children (online child protection learning resources)

Who is the course for?

This online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course should be completed by those who work with children and young people including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teachers and teaching staff
  • Community services

Our online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes voluntary staff and unpaid working in NHS and private hospitals. Locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants can also complete these e learning courses.

This online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course are also relevant for health and social care support workers, including those who work for nursing care homes, residential care homes and charities.

Course aims

The aims of this online CSTF Safeguarding Children - Level 1 + 2 training course are to:

  • To provide an clear understanding on the legislation regarding the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young adults across the UK
  • To inform learners about their responsibilities in safeguarding vulnerable children and protecting them from harm, neglect and abuse
  • To prevent harm and to reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to children
  • To provide essential child protection training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

Learning outcomes

The following section reflects the level and core learning outcomes in accordance with the Intercollegiate Document
(2019). However, it needs to be emphasised that dependent upon role/speciality there may be additional learning
needs which will need to be addressed. While some of these needs can be addressed through training, some will be
achieved through clinical experience and supervision.

Level 1
The learner will:

  • 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, 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, missing children.
  • Understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing 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, and Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the equivalent Acts for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales).

Level 2 (Level 1 Outcomes plus the following)
The learner will:

  • Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify signs of child abuse or neglect.
  • Be able to 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 wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk.
  • Be able to identify one’s own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries, and understand those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting.
  • Know how and when to refer to social care if a safeguarding/child protection concern is identified.
  • Be able to 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.
  • Be able to 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 role, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of 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 Page 53.
  • 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.

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