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Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD
See also - Awareness of Child Abuse - CORE

This course helps to address the 'stay safe' outcome of the Government's 'Every Child Matters' policy - the current government approach to children and young people, looking from a broad perspective at ensuring the well-being of everyone from birth to age 19.

This course covers a variety of child protection / Safeguarding Children issues and is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children. It is a slightly shorter version of the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Core) course and it is designed to be suitable for all, not just child specialists. It aims to inform about the various types of abuse or neglect to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.

Please be aware that this training content deals with potentially disturbing subject matter.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Summary

Target Audience

Anyone who comes into contact with children. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


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

Very easy to read and understand. Interesting throughout
15/02/2017 JE
The online course allowed me to proceed at a convenient pace and time - flexibility was ideal. Provides links to all sources of information needed, without having to do any online research myself. The course is created in a way so anyone can learn & understand.
02/02/2017 MK
Simple to understand language used throughout the information section of the module. - Constant ability to access glossary meant that unknown terms could easily be clarified.- Extra info was regularly provided but not required such as where the extra info was a governmental report for example.- The option to return to a safe space, whilst not used I am sure that this is a worthwhile option when dealing with the distressing cases.- Information given was concise and sufficiently detailed.
18/01/2017 CM
I liked the additional information it gave for keys words and phrases. I also liked the fact that you could listen to parts of the modules instead of just reading it. The whole module was very informative and easy to understand and it was good that it gave links to other sources if I wanted additional information on a certain topic.
04/01/2017 JB
The system is easy to navigate and the module is interested and interactive.
11/05/2016 HH
It was clear how far I had got in each section. It tested me appropriately, and it had fantastic links and resources available.
09/05/2016 CN
I just thought on the whole the course was very easy to go through and there was loads of information, that will help me to be a better Nursery practitioner
30/04/2016 JK
I liked that you could stop at anytime and go back to where you had left the training without having to go back to the beginning each time.
18/04/2016 JL
This course has made me aware on how to spot abuse.I will not only use this for my work but also be able to use this information in my everyday life around my own child. I think that every parent should take this course!
04/04/2016 CL
I think it is a good idea to have the sets of questions throughout your learning as this helps when you come to complete the test at the end.
22/03/2016 LW
The ability to complete in sections. It meant it was more convenient for me as I was completing it in my own time. I liked the challenges and scenarios set - it gives you the opportunity to think about how you would react, even if i didn't always get it right first time.
11/02/2016 LA
I like that it was very easy to use and the modules could be saved and picked back up from where you left off if you could not complete the course all at once.
24/01/2016 JG
It was clear to follow each step and provided enough information without going into too much distressing detail
13/01/2016 AL
It was easy to use, I liked the use of interaction between myself and the separate pages in each section of the module. It is better, I feel, to use interactive methods to complete this training rather than reading a solid piece of text
HG 19/08/2015
It was very accessible information which was very easy to grasp and understand quickly. The slides, pictures and interactive elements along with the quick challenges in between were excellent in terms of gaining important information quickly
RC 15/08/2015
The repetition, so I remembered information. The quick questions to test understanding. The progress bar, so I knew how far I had to go to complete. The fact I could do it in my own time, and come back to it to complete
AS 14/08/2015
The module was easy to follow, informative and I would definitely do another module online. I found it more useful than attending a face to face training event. I liked the visual aids and questions at the end of each section
LR 03/08/2015
I liked the way it was set out and the fact that everything was very clear e.g the instructions on what to do next, large writing, large clear buttons to click. Also the little questionnaire at the end of each module was very helpful
KB 29/07/2015
I liked the fact that it had audio that would briefly summarise what the page was going to be about. I also liked the definitions and more information given on the different topics
ZM 22/07/2015
Very interesting lots of information straight to the point without pages and pages of reading, which would have put me off. It was the right balance!
CC 17/07/2015
You couldn't click on to the next slide without seeing all of the information. Stops you rushing and makes you concentrate throughout
HW 08/07/2015
I haven't studied anything particularly for a number of years and was apprehensive about the content and assessment. On actually starting and progressing through intermittently. It was completely unthreatening, easy to log in and out of to my convenience and was as informative as required, regarding the reports given early on in the first modules
HB 23/06/2015
The voice overs we very helpful. This encouraged you to read further. I found this an excellent aid to learning, more should be done this way. Many thanks
RR 16/06/2015
I liked the ease of the system and the succinct way it is portrayed. A very good course. Easy to navigate and I have learnt a great deal
JW 15/06/2015
Very clear slides and narration Practice questions after each topic was useful Great broad overview of the topic
NH 02/06/2015div>
There were a very clear structure and good examples. Moreover I liked the different links where you could get additional information about certain topics
LB 19/05/2015
It talked you through the parts step by step and only allowed you to move on once each highlighted item had been clicked on. Breaking it down like this helped take in what was being read
AH 14/05/20
I enjoyed the online course, it was set out really well into modules and was easy to access all parts
VC 07/05/2015
I liked how you have to click 'More' and other interactive features. This made sure I had not missed any details, very helpful
JW 26/04/2015

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 UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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