Safeguarding Children and Young People


This course identifies a number of factors that can harm children and young people and how to deal with the issues effectively.

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Course Outline

The Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People is an ideal programme for those who work with children and young people who require specific training in this area.

A child may be defined as a young person between the stages of infancy and youth. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) defines a child as an individual aged 0 to 18 years old, but within British Criminal law, a child is considered any person up to the age of 14, although they can be convicted of an offence from the age of 10.A young person may be defined as someone in the first or an early stage of life, growth or development or more specifically an individual between the ages of 14-19. It is important to note that a person’s development depends on a number of genetic and environmental factors and where these are affected in a negative way, so will the young person’s development.

Although Safeguarding has not been given a specific definition in law, it may be considered in its simplest form as ‘keeping children safe from harm, such as illness, abuse or injury.’ Following the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, the term ‘Child Protection’ has been replaced by ‘Safeguarding’ and is the responsibility of all professionals who work with children and young people. All professionals i.e. professional careers, parenting workers and care assistants, now have a duty of care to the children and young people they work with and are expected to protect a child’s emotional, physical and sexual well-being as well as to ensure the child is not being neglected.

A child or young person may be harmed in many different ways and it is not always obvious to the outsider as to what is happening in a young person’s life or if they are safe or being harmed.

Children and young people can be harmed by a number of different factors:

  • People
  • Environment
  • Health Issues
  • Accidents
  • Injuries

This course has undergone a rigorous independent accreditation process by The CPD Group.

Our training materials, support structure and processes have been certified as robust and of the highest quality,

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Why Study This Course?

  • Gives the best professional approach for the management of Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Helps staff understand Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Enhances your career development


  • Module 1: Explore and understand roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Module 2: Understand legislation and policies which safeguard children and young people
  • Module 3: Develop personal skills to effectively contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people

How it Works

The programme is carried out using a comprehensive blended learning resource pack which can be kept to record a staff members development in the subject. Assessment is through a multiple choice question paper and completion of workbook.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing the Safegaurding Children and Young People course, therefore the registration fee, certification fee, Tutor guide and end of unit examination is included in the course price for you.