Safeguarding Children and Looked After Children Level 2

Aims and outcomes:

By the end of this module, you will have an understanding of:

  • Statutory obligations regarding child safeguarding/ protection and Looked After Children
  • The importance of being an effective advocate for the child or young person at risk of maltreatment
  • The normal development of children and young people and how maltreatment may affect this
  • The nature, types and range of child abuse
  • The scale and health impact of child maltreatment
  • The potential child and parental vulnerability factors that may lead to child maltreatment or neglect
  • Your own role and the key roles and responsibilities of other key colleagues in contributing to effective safeguarding. The importance of maintaining a child and young person focus
  • Knowing when and where further support is needed to undertake the required action to ensure effective safeguarding
  • Being able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns and maintain appropriate record keeping
  • Knowing how, appropriate to your role and within context of agreed local arrangements, how to make a referral to Children’s Social Care, if a safeguarding issue is identified
  • The sources of evidence and processes that can be helpful in learning lessons, including the findings and implications from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, and reviewing the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements
  • The paramount importance of the child or young person’s best interests as reflected in legislation and key statutory and non-statutory guidance
  • The ethical, legal and professional obligations around information sharing related to safeguarding children/ Looked After Children including the consequences of not appropriately raising safeguarding concerns




Course length:

Approximately 45 – 60 minutes.


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