Safeguarding Children Level 2

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the NHS Health Education England covers the statutory and mandatory training for Safeguarding Children Level 2. It has been designed to meet the learning outcomes in the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

 Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect

Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person

Understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk

Be able to identify professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in a multi-agency setting

Know how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern

Be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately

Know how to maintain appropriate records including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion

Be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams

Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act

Be aware of the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support

Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity

Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation