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Level 2 - Safeguarding Children


This course introduces key areas of safeguarding and is suitable for a range of roles including administrators, teaching assistants and early years practitioners.  This course will ensure you have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance, and includes ways you can reduce the risk of abuse, the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse, and the impact well-known child abuse and neglect cases have had on legislation.

Course description

This Level 2 Safeguarding Children introduces safeguarding as a topic and covers key safeguarding areas such as, safeguarding jargon, working in a multi-agency approach and best practice.

This Level 2 course will give learners the knowledge they need to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what they need to do if they suspect a child is being abused or discloses sensitive information to them.

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance so they can proactively focus on keeping them safe from harm and maintain the ability to act on any concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Why take this Level 2 Safeguarding Children course

If you are someone who regularly comes into contact with children in your work and needs to reach a more advanced level of safeguarding knowledge, then this course has been designed for you.

This Level 2 safeguarding children training gives you a deeper understanding of safeguarding issues and how to effectively report them when abuse is suspected.

To help you apply your knowledge in everyday life, real-world scenarios are used.  These scenarios and the supporting case studies will enable you to see how your training can apply to you in your role.  A key aim of this training is to provide you with strong context to the training so they can easily relate to the situations presented to you within the the training.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:-

  • Apply the changes to practice made over the past three years to your work.
  • Identify different levels of harm and follow the appropriate safeguarding procedures.
  • Collect safeguarding children information from both a local and national context.

To ensure that the training is based on industry best practice, the content has been mapped to the following best practice frameworks:-

  • Intercollegiate Framework
  • Core Training Skills Framework
  • National Competency Safeguarding Framework

What will you learn?

  • The profound impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation.
  • The ability to explain the importance of multi-agency co-operation.
  • How to define safeguarding in respect to children and young people.
  • What you need to do if a child makes a disclosure or if you suspect abuse.
  • What whistleblowing is, what it is not and why it is important.
  • Ways you can reduce the risk of abuse.
  • The signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse.
  • The roles and responsibilities Level 2 early years and young people practitioners may have.

Who should take this course

This Level 2 course is suitable for a range of roles which includes those who may frequently or regularly work with vulnerable children.  Some of these roles may include administrators and reception staff, teaching assistants, early years practitioners and safeguarding teams.


Approximately one to two hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Please note that whilst this e-learning course is free, failure to complete within 30 days of allocation will result in a £15 charge.

To register for this course, please click here


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