Basic Safeguarding Awareness

Course description:

This Basic Safeguarding Awareness course is designed to increase your general knowledge about safeguarding. It has been specifically designed for those who need to gain an understanding of this subject quickly and effectively and is ideal for those who need to learn about safeguarding for the first time, as well equipping those who want to refresh their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding in between completing any other safeguarding courses.

By the end of this course you will have an awareness of:  

  • What abuse is, what safeguarding is and why its important 
  • Some of the key issues and responsibilities in safeguarding children and adults 
  • How to respond to concerns and the importance of responding well 

Course details:

You will need to allow at least 1 hour for this elearning course and you have 12 months in which to complete it from date of purchase. 

The course can be done completely online but will require a device that can access the internet and has audio capabilities. The course has been designed to be completed in one go, so we recommend that you make time to complete the course from start to finish once you access it.

Who is it for?

This course has been designed for anyone who wants to develop a basic awareness of safeguarding and should be viewed as a gateway to our foundation level courses that will equip you with more in-depth knowledge if your work or volunteering means you have regular, ongoing contact with children, young people or adults at risk of harm. You can view our whole suite of training courses currently on offer here.

For orders of over 50 or to talk to us about branding and tailoring the course for your own organisation email us on: [email protected] 

Course content:


Members £15.99
Non-members £17.99

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Module 1

  • What is safeguarding and why is it important?
  • Who is vulnerable?
  • How does safeguarding apply to faith-based organisations?
  • What does the law say?

Module 2

  • The categories of abuse

Module 3

  • The signs and indicators of abuse
  • Responding well to disclosures

Module 4

  • The role of the Safeguarding Coordinator
  • Reporting and actions to take
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