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Safeguarding Children Level 2

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Dependent upon roles, healthcare workers can be in an important position in helping to recognise child maltreatment. Healthcare staff need to be alert to signs and symptoms of maltreatment or neglect. They will have a vital role in ensuring effective recording, communication and sharing of information, to help improve identification and ensure appropriate support is put in place for children and young people in need or at risk of harm.

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a Safeguarding Children Level 2 certificate from their profile page. Our certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit purposes.

  • know potential indicators of child maltreatment in its different forms – physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation)
  • be aware of child trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse, sexual exploitation, county lines (young people involved in organised crime who are coerced to traffic drugs or other illegal items around the country)
  • understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • be aware of the vulnerability of; looked after children, children with disabilities, unaccompanied children, care leavers and young carers, missing children
  • understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic abuse and violence and substance misuse
  • understand the importance of children’s rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • know what action to take if they have concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • be aware of relevant legislation (Children Acts 1989, 2004, and Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
  • understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify signs of child abuse or neglect
  • be able to act as an effective advocate for the 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 one’s own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries, and understand those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
  • know how and when to refer to social care if a safeguarding/child protection concern is identified
  • 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
  • be aware of the risk of FGM in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history where appropriate to role, 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, including the FGM mandatory reporting duties to the police: in accordance with current legislation

You can access the E-Learning from almost any computer or device that has an internet connection and a browser. However, for the best usability, we are confident the following browsers will allow users to access all components of the platform successfully.

Operating SystemBrowserPublisherVersion
PCFirefoxMozillaLatest
PCChromeGoogleLatest
PCEdgeMicrosoftLatest
MACChromeGoogleLatest
MACSafariAppleLatest
Android 11ChromeGoogleLatest
iOS 14SafariAppleLatest

Please note that we do not support any versions of Internet Explorer, including version 11. Please use an alternative browser to access  E-Learning sessions.

Yes. You can access E-Learning if you have a smartphone or tablet with internet access. The modules are designed to be responsive, which means the screen layout will automatically re-organise itself to fit onto your device’s screen. However, there is a huge range of smartphones, mobile browsers and operating systems out there and we don’t have the resources to test all of them. We test on Android and Apple mobile devices using the most current browser version available at the time, but we cannot guarantee that our content will work on every mobile device and browser combination.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that data will be saved. We recommend that you close the browser down in the normal manner and log back in again.

The data is saved when the selected piece of E-Learning has been started, completed and at various points during the session. If your computer crashes in the middle of a session, for example, then your data may not be saved.

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