Safeguarding Children in Education v5

Our Safeguarding Children in Education v5 E-Learning course aims to help school and college staff protect children from abuse through increased awareness, recognition and knowledge of how to respond to suspicions of abuse.

Staff are in a key position to identify child protection concerns early, provide help and prevent concerns from escalating. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and working together is essential.

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Safeguarding Children Aims

The abuse of any child or young person- physically, emotionally, sexually or through neglect- can have a major long-term effect on all aspects of their health, development and well-being.

The statutory guidance from the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education: for Schools and Colleges’ July 2016 states that all staff have a responsibility to identify children who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or who are likely to suffer, significant harm’. It is important for all staff to recognise that in terms of child abuse ‘It could happen here’.

Everyone involved in the care and education of children has a duty to:

  • Prevent abuse and neglect
  • Identify those children at risk
  • Promote children’s welfare, health and development
  • Act to prevent them from harm

Safeguarding Children in Education v5 E-Learning Objectives

Safeguarding Children in Education v5 E-learning is designed to help staff in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors to:

  • Understand signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Be aware of the inquiries and legislation underpinning child protection
  • Know what to do if abuse is suspected
  • Develop some useful assessment skills
  • Be clear about sharing information with others
  • Understand local child protection systems
  • Link with the Common Induction Standards
  • Transfer Knowledge from this programme to the workplace

Safeguarding Children v5 E-Learning Course Content

The Safeguarding Children v5 e-learning course includes:

  • Introduction, Background and Aims of Safeguarding Children in Education
  • Defining Abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms including Female Genital Mutilation; Radicalisation; Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Underlying Factors
  • What to Do
  • Information Sharing
  • Safeguarding Systems
  • Case Studies including The Learning Support Assistant and Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Further Information and Guided Learning
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