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Diploma in Safeguarding Children and Young People - Level 3

South London College
Course summary
200 hours
149 GBP
Online courses
Next available date: This course is available anytime in anywhere. - Online courses
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Professional Training

Course description

Safeguarding children and young people from any harm or mishap is very important to ensure their wellbeing and longevity. Parents are the main parties responsible with this role, after which the teachers and the general society come into picture. Failure to properly safeguard children and young people might lead to disastrous consequences, which is why this Diploma in Safeguarding Children and Young People – Level 3 has been introduced to guide you on how to safeguard children legally and ethically.

This Ofqual regulated course will thoroughly explore the roles in safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people. You will get to discover the various legislation and policies established in relation to safeguarding children and young people, followed by modules that will relay the strategies for promoting personal safety for children and young people.

This course will also provide you with the opportunity to help your children achieve more and to develop personal skills to contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people. This esteemed qualification is a great way for you to get into a career that works closely with children and young people.

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*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Professionals related to the welfare of children and young people
  • Anyone interested in learning about safeguarding children and young people

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).Course Code: QLS-04847

Training Course Content

Course Curriculum

Unit 1 Explore and understand roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

1 Introduction

2 Factors



3 Abuse

3.1 Physical abuse

3.2 Emotional abuse

3.3 Sexual abuse

3.4 Neglect

4 Additional types of abuse in children and young people.

4.1 Bullying

4.2 Domestic Abuse

4.3 Institutional Abuse

5 What is a ‘safe and healthy’ environment?

6 What is a multi agency team and why do we work with other agencies?

7 The Department for Education states

8 What types of professionals can work in a multi agency team and what do they do?

8.1 Social Worker

8.2 health Visitor

8.3 School Nurse

8.4 Police Officer

8.5 Education Welfare Officer (EWO)

8.6 Educational Psychologist (EP)

8.7 Youth Offending Team Officer (YOTworkers)

8.8 Housing Officer

8.9 Voluntary Support Service staff (domestic violence advisors, youth workers, counsellors, advocates etc.)

8.10 Special Educational Needs coordinators(SENCO)

8.11 Parenting Workers

9 How do we communicate effectively and develop working relationships with other practitioners and professionals?

9.1 Referral procedures

9.2 The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

9.3 Multi agency meetings

9.4 Multi agency working

10 How do we establish rapport and respectful relationships with children, young people, their families and carers?

10.1 Appropriate questioning & effective listening

10.2 Boundaries of personal competence and responsibility

11 When should I involve others and where can I seek advice and support?

12 Confidentiality and the Data Protection Act 1998

13 Reporting procedures

14 What is the impact of aggression, anger and violence from carers onpractice and how do we manage this?

15 Further reading

Unit 2 Understand legislation and policies designed to safeguard children and young people

1 Introduction

2 The Children Act 1989, amended 2004

2.1 The main principles of the act are outlined below

3 The Children Act 2004 and the Role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

3.1 6 Functions of LSCBs

4 Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations (2006)

5 The Childcare Act 2006

5.1 What it means for children, young people and their families

5.2 What it means for the local authority and its partners

6 The Crime and Disorder Act 1998

7 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

8 The Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000

9 The Protection of Freedoms Act (2012)

10 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice 2001

10.1 Special Educational provision is defined as being

11 The Equality Act (2010)

12 Discrimination

12.1 Types of discrimination

12.1.1 Direct discrimination

12.1.2 Discrimination arising from disability

12.1.3 Indirect discrimination

12.1.4 Harassment

12.1.5 Victimization

13 The Equality Act (2010) and disability

13.1 Who is protected?

13.2 Definition of disabled

14 The Equality Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

14.1 The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

14.2 The Education Act (2011)

14.3 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

14.4 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

15 How are children and young people protected by law?

16 The Disclosure and Barring Service

16.1 Disclosure

16.2 Referrals

16.3 Barring

17 Who must be checked?

18 Whistle blowing

19 Further Reading

Unit 3 Helping Children to Achieve More-Change for Children

1 Be healthy

2 Stay safe

3 Enjoy and achieve

4 Make a positive contribution

5 Achieve economic well-being

6 Helping Children to Achieve More and multi-agency working

7 The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

8 Common Core of Skills for the Children’s Workforce

9 Child and young person’s development

10 Supporting transitions

11 Multi agency working

12 Sharing information

Unit 4 Develop personal skills to contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people

1 Introduction

2 The roles, responsibilities & values of family members

2.1 The role of the parent, carer or guardian

3 How parents can ensure positive outcomes for their children and factors on parenting

3.1 Finance

3.2 Housing

3.3 Environment

3.4 Education

3.5 Unemployment

3.6 Disability

3.7 Health

3.8 Language barriers

3.9 Culture and Diversity

3.10 Isolation

3.11 The role of other family members

4 Further Reading

Unit 5 Strategies for promoting personal safety for children and young people and the parental role.

1 In the home

2 Out and About

3 Other factors for consideration

4 Personal vulnerability and how professionals can protect themselves from allegations of abuse

5 Risks to professionals

5.1 Professionals can be at risk from

6 Professionals need to be aware of the following factors when working with children and young people

6.1 Where they work with the child

6.2 When they work with a child

6.3 The relationship they have with the child

6.4 Changes in the child’s behavior

6.5 Rumors and hearsay from others

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in safeguarding children and young people – level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.



Continuing Studies

This course will help you in working for a number of jobs related to childcare. This diploma can also help pave way for your career progression by putting you in line to demand for job promotions or salary increments from your organisation. 

  • Social worker – £28,205 per annum
  • Childcare Worker – £14,642 per annum
  • School Counsellor – £20,828 per annum
  • Child advocate – £25,000 per annum

About provider

South London College

South London College is a well-established Professional online education provider in the United Kingdom and it aims to meet the employment needs of the youth and people in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. South London College...

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