Child Protection - Level 2 (what to do if?)

This half-day course aims to raise awareness of child protection and the issues surrounding abuse and its effects on children.  It is designed for those who need to have a greater understanding of this difficult subject and for staff / volunteers working in a care environment.

Course Aims

  • Gain a general overview of safeguarding and child protection issues
  • Realise the long-term impact of abuse on those affected by it
  • Identify your organisation's responsibilities in relation to child protection

Course Objectives

  • Establish what 'safeguarding' is and where you / your organisation fits into it
  • Identify how children can be abused and what signs to look for
  • Discover how to reduce potential risks within your organisation
  • Consider what you should do if you discover or suspect abuse

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Definition of childhood and abuse
  • Relevant statistics / facts
  • What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
  • The 4 types of child abuse                                                                  How children can be abused                                                        Signs & Symptoms
  • Child abuse - Where and by whom 
  • Long term effects 
  • How to reduce potential risks
  • What to do if you discover or suspect abuse
  • Why children might not report abuse
  • Who to contact 

Additional element
  • Senior staff Information.   (see below)  

Information for senior staff 

We offer a 1 hr 15 mins 'add on' session for senior staff.  It is focused on how to reduce potential risks to your organisation re: reporting, policies, procedures, recruiting, etc.  There is an additional charge of £120 for this when purchased with our standard course.   This can be purchased separately (POA)  

This session includes:

  • Organisation pathway & checklist
  • Who to contact
  • External support and guidance
  • When and how to 'go public'

Course Duration

Up to 3 hours (i.e. 10am to 1pm) 
Including a 15 minute break

Add 1 hr 15 mins for Senior Staff session

This course is suitable for

  • In-house 'face to face' training
  • Online training 'Live' (using Zoom)
  • Webinar sessions

Online training 'Live' (using Zoom)

Our Online training is adjusted to reflect distance working and includes an online etiquette to ensure a smoother learning experience for all participants.  Day courses will run as two half days to make it more manageable.  For details, see our Service Delivery page.   

Webinar (online seminar)*

Taking the main topics from our training day, allowing participants to focus on a specific area only.  Each session is delivered ‘live’ online using Zoom for approx 60 mins (plus Q&A).   For details, see our Service Delivery page.   

Webinar  Topic

What is Child Protection

Participants will explore what is meant by Safeguarding and where Child Protection fits in to it.  We will review various definitions of abuse along with relevant facts and statistics giving underpinning child protection knowledge.   

Types of Abuse (signs & symptoms) 

This webinar reviews the 4 main types of abuse helping you identify various signs and symptoms to look for within your organisation.  We will also discuss 10 other types of abuse pertinent to modern day child protection issues.  

Identifying a safeguarding incident

This webinar reviews a number of scenarios helping participants identify whether a possible incident could be considered a safeguarding issue.  Participants can also raise issues of their own to find a possible solution.

*Minimum number required for Webinar:   6 Participants

Safe 2a
Safe 2b

Course Fees

TYPE OF Delivery
per place 
face to face training

online training

webinar session
Training costs include:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates up to 14 participants
Webinar costs include:  Attendance of the Webinar session only 
Travel & Overnight costs
Travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles charged at 45p per mile or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Overnight costs are based on individual hotel bookings and reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.
Very clear and supportive in his delivery whilst giving lots of examples to participants to aid their learning

- Manager

Great Training.  Met all my expectations and much more

- Course participant

The trainer was very personable and thorough.  Open and willing to listen and answer any questions

- Course participant

Informative trainer with really good communication skills.  Made course fun.
- Course participant

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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