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Safeguarding Children Refresher Training

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of legislation and guidance and maintain the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

The government guidance suggests that refresher training should take place every three years. Whilst necessary, this can be costly for organisations and frustrating for staff, who may have heavy case loads and find it difficult to get away from work to attend a refresher course.

This online Safeguarding Children Refresher course has been developed in collaboration with experts from six Safeguarding Children Boards, which covers all the changes in Safeguarding Children over the last three years.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify the changes to practice over the past three years
  • Identify different levels of harm and the appropriate safeguarding processes to be followed
  • Receive safeguarding children information from both a local and national context.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Why is Change Necessary?
  • Recent Legislation and Guidance
  • Integrated Working
  • Further Information and Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed at the four million people in the UK who work with children, young people and their families.


With over 63 interactive screens including, it is estimated (depending on learning speed) that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. However, as an e-learning module you can complete it in convenient stages as 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

Links to main pieces of legislation and guidance and interaction on screen, questions to answer etc to keep you going.
ZH 12/02/2014

I like the fact that I could work at my own pace. Also like the option to read the relevant documents on safeguarding.
SD 18/02/2014

I found the 'layers' i.e. the documents being available to download for future use, to be a useful feature. It is very easy to negotiate.
RB 23/02/2014

I liked that there was plenty of information at each stage that I could look at and keep to review at a later date. I felt no time pressure and the visual and audio modes of the module were motivating and effective. It felt more like a face to face course.
HA 09/03/2014

I like the fact that you can leave the courses at any time and continue at your convenience. I like that you can print you certificate immediately.
EG 14/03/2014

I can complete courses in my own time and haven't to waste time travelling to venues at unsuitable hours. I can train when I have a spare half hour or 2 hours. I love this way of learning and will be purchasing more courses in the future for myself and my assistant.
PH 02/04/2014

It was a refresher course and therefore it was a good update.
KP 08/04/2014

It was good how both writing and pictures where used. The fact that there were diagrams and things to click on made it more interactive, which I believe keeps you alert and helps you to take in the information more fully.
AW 14/05/2014

Interactive. Not all information was just placed in a boring way. Able to click on things and images were useful in understanding
SR 02/06/2014

Easy to understand and follow the modules, with further indepth reports and information to extend the subject.
PG 16/06/2014

Access to full documents, though I didn't know how much detail I needed to explore so I probably spent more time than necessary. Nevertheless, good information to know.
MK 22/06/2014

Information could be accessed to different levels. Slides showing many points within a segment could be clicked on one at a time. Visual imagery and colour was useful. Easy to go back and recap a slide or check again. Particularly liked the multi-choice assessment throughout.
LO 20/07/2014

The course content was easy to follow and understand, I was able to get on the course easily.
Lt 06/09/2014

As someone who really isn't good with computers. I found it really easy and would definitely do another online course
MH 04/11/2014

Easy to use; concise information in a logical sequence; access to downloadable documents for further reading.
RS 06/01/2015

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 us 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.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


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 consist 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 2-3 hours.

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