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Risk Assessment in Safeguarding

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 hours
towards your CPD

In 2006, the Government outlined the knowledge base and actions expected for those who work with children, young people and families. It was stated that all those involved must be able to recognise and know how to act upon evidence that a child's health or development is or may be impaired.

The aim of this module is to help practitioners from all agencies develop an understanding of theories of risk assessment and become competent in applying them when working with children, young people and their families.

By the end of this module, you should:

  • Be able to recognize and understand the concepts of risk assessment and risk management
  • Be aware of the key research and theories underpinning good assessment
  • Be familiar with the thresholds and criteria used in analyzing risk
  • Be aware of the indicators for abuse in relation to potentially dangerous families
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Overview - Definitions of Risk
  • Models for Risk Assessment
  • Completing a Risk Assessment
  • Role and Responsibilities

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.


With approximately 57 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 hour 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 print 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

That it included a very thorough explanation for every area of the course.
03/03/2016 SW
The whole module is very informative and important to people working with children.
22/01/2016 SR
Bitesize chunks of information on each slide. Practice questions.
19/01/2016 SP
I like how they read the information to you
03/11/2015 SA
It was easy to use and explained everything well
26/10/2015 CF
Found it all to be very interesting
16/10/2015 KY
I like the way questions are being set up or quite interactive as they pop up the screen
PA 05/05/2015
I like how it was simple and the information was all spread out and simple to understand making it easier to read. I also liked how the units weren't really long so you weren't sat there looking at the screen for ages
LM 19/04/2015
The modules are broken down into smaller sections meaning that you do not have to complete the whole course in one sitting
JP 15/04/2015

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 01943-605976.

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 1 hours.

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