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CSTF Safeguarding Children Level 3

4.5 Hours (Approx)
Multiple Choice

The content of this course has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

It is strongly recommended that users must complete classroom training first before undertaking this eLearning refresher course. Click the link provided for details of our classroom CSTF Safeguarding Children Level 3 Course

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 requires that employers ensure their staff are competent in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting children's welfare. Safeguarding children is a vital part of a healthcare workers role and their intervention can often be life changing for the child. Understanding key indicators and child abuse signs greatly improves the chances of early intervention. Any member of staff that works directly with children must have a deeper understanding of child safeguarding, how abuse can impact on a child's behaviour and development and when and how to raise concerns.


The Health and Safety Group would recommend approx. 4 ½ hours to complete the course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:
  • Be able to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect including radicalisation, child trafficking and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Understand the impact a parent/carers physical and mental health can have on the well-being of a child or young person, including the impact of domestic violence
  • Understand the importance of children's rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • Know what action to take if there are concerns, including to whom concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • Understand the risks associated with the internet and online social networking
  • Be aware of relevant legislation (i.e. Children Acts 1989, 2004 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003)
  • Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  • Be able to act as an effective advocate for a 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 their own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
  • Know how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  • 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 differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  • Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
  • Be aware of the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, 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
  • Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
  • Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation.
  • Be able to identify possible signs of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect using child and family-focused approach
  • Know what constitutes child maltreatment including the effects of carer/parental behaviour on children and young people
  • Understand forensic procedures in child maltreatment, and know how to relate these to practice in order to meet clinical and legal requirements as required
  • To be able to undertake forensic procedures and demonstrate how to present the findings and evidence to legal requirements
  • Know how to undertake, where appropriate, a risk and harm assessment
  • Know how to communicate effectively with children and young people, and how to ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in decisions affecting them as appropriate to their age and ability
  • Know how to contribute to, and make considered judgements about how to act to safeguard/protect a child or young person
  • Know how to contribute to/formulate and communicate effective management plans for children and young people who have been maltreated
  • Understand the issues surrounding misdiagnosis in safeguarding/child protection and to know how to effectively manage diagnostic uncertainty and risk
  • Know how to appropriately contribute to inter-agency assessments by gathering and sharing information
  • Be able to document concerns in a manner that is appropriate for safeguarding/child protection and legal processes
  • Know how to undertake documented reviews of safeguarding/child protection practice as appropriate to role (e.g. through audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of refresher training)
  • Know how to deliver and receive supervision within effective models of supervision and /or peer review, and be able to recognise the potential personal impact of safeguarding/ child protection work on professionals
Course includes
  • Statistics
  • Every Child Matters  Responsibilities
  • Definitions of Abuse
  • Regulations
  • Children's Act 1989
  • Human Rights Act 1998 Overview
  • Referrals and Contacts  What Information is Needed
  • Normal Childhood Development
  • Work Ethics & Dilemmas
  • Parental Ill Health
  • Barred Lists
  • Attachment Behaviour
  • Looked After Children
  • Child Centred Care
  • Internet Use and Online Grooming
  • What is Abuse
  • Types and Signs of Abuse Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect, Bullying
  • Radicalisation Overview
  • Child Trafficking Overview
  • Female Genital Mutilation Overview
  • Fabricated or Induced Illness
  • Behavioural Signs
  • Reporting, disclosure's and investigations
  • Forensic Examinations
  • Risks to Unborn Children
  • Disabled Children and Abuse
  • Role of the Police and Social Services

(The certificate is valid for 3 years )

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular

  • Existing staff to update existing knowledge
  • New starters to the organisation

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This activity has been accredited by The CPD Standards office and equates to 4.5 hours of CPD.

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