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Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

If you come in to contact with children for extended periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer this is the course for you.

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. You can ensure you are trained adequately in safeguarding and child protection issues in just a few hours with this online training.

This course contains all of the information in 'An Introduction to Safeguarding', and greatly expands on all of the included course topics in order to give those that work with children for extended timeframes the detailed information you need to safeguard the children in your care.

Essential topics covered in the course include: Understanding the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer. How you can identify the tell-tale signs. What is the correct course of action when you suspect a child is being abused or when a child or adult discloses abuse. You will also learn reliable methods of keeping accurate records.

If you come in to contact with children for short periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer you may want to consider completing An Introduction to Safeguarding..

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Key topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to safeguarding children / child protection
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect

The course also features a comprehensive summary

Target Audience

If you come in to contact with children for extended periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer this is the course for you.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

A good balance between practical examples and factual information. Able to go at your own pace. Able to investigate further on certain issues if necessary.
15/02/2017 BR
It was very much geared towards working at your own pace, which is great as my life is particularly hectic at the moment!The language used was excellent and the audio was also excellent.
01/02/2017 AG
I liked the challenges given within each section as well as the summaries which made it easy to understand what I had learned and the important points.
30/01/2017 RH
An appropriate course to access online, having easy to follow sections containing information needed in order to understand policies and how to act in situations. The course is interactive also, which makes it better to understand different sections that can only be approached in particular ways.The access to pause or stop at any point is also important, as this leaves time for processing the information given and if any discomfort occurs.
03/01/2017 LW
Very easy module to navigate just the right amount of reading and interaction to keep me interested. Other courses I have often just gone through the motions but feel my interest was held in this course
02/01/2017 SA
Easy to follow instructions, I could refer back to previous information, clear and concise information re definitions and acts
11/05/2016 JR
The way it's broken up into sections so between each section you are able to have a little break
09/05/2016 EC
I like that the voice over pointed out the main facts at the beginning of every page and the pages weren't ridiculously filled with information it was nicely spread out and each section had just the right amount of information
05/05/2016 NH
The example which you can chose to click on and regional information was really helpful and the access into further information was set out well.
03/05/2016 LK
That the text was split onto various transparencies rather than having one big text you have to read. It gave me time to properly read and think it through before clicking 'Next'.
03/04/2016 AL
I liked the way that alternative answers/options were explained in the case studies.The language used was very clear and held my interest.Clever use of graphics and links in the presentation kept the training interesting - pages of text might have been harder to digest.
26/03/2016 DO
How detailed it was as it is an important subject that all professionals working with children should be aware of and trained in.
06/03/2016 CC
Reminders that content may be upsetting and having to uncover the pictures yourself meant that you could prepare yourself first without having the images forced on you
20/02/2016 KA
I liked the fact that some of the text was spoken. I also liked the interactive nature of the modules. Use of colour and graphics was very good. It was also helpful to have the progress bar at the foot of the page
03/02/2016 CW
This has been the best e-learning i have completed so far. I liked the interactive parts where you had to write thoughts and also the pictures to show types of bruising was helpful.
26/01/2016 SM
I liked that there was the safe place setting, so that when studying the modules, if someone found a particular topic too distressing, they could go to the safe place, maybe talk to someone, until they calmed down enough to complete the module.I thought the tests throughout the modules were really good, especially as they would explain the answer once you had completed it.
08/01/2016 AC
Being able to do a section at a time & not having to commit to complete the whole course at one time was an advantage.
02/01/2016 TY

Cost and Discounts

£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone Sales on 01943 885083.

How it Works

  • Complete the course online at your convenience
  • Pages from the course can be printed
  • Notes can be recorded
  • Notes can be recorded, and you can re-visit any part of the training, even after you have completed the course.
  • Course material has been broken down into chapters, making it easier to complete in your own time
  • The Learning Management System automatically tracks your progress, making it easy to pause and resume at a later time.

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