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Safeguarding Children Online Training

  • Explains what safeguarding is and the part everyone plays in protecting children from harm and promoting their welfare.
  • Discusses the different types of abuse and the signs that abuse or neglect might be occurring.
  • Describes what to do if you suspect a child is experiencing or likely to experience abuse.
  • Outlines appropriate ways to respond to a disclosure of abuse.
  • Identifies what to do if an allegation is made against you and what behaviour is appropriate when working with children.
  • Details how to report suspected or known abuse occurring within the organisation.


The EssentialSkillz Safeguarding Children’s eLearning course provides an introduction to the safeguarding process. In the past, safeguarding procedures were not as effective as they are today. New regulations such as the Children Act and the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children now place a bigger responsibility on organisations and agencies to work together to protect children and young people from harm.

The course describes the different types of abuse—physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect—and what signs and symptoms to look out for. The course provides a wide range of scenarios to give a clearer picture of what these forms of abuse might look like. Identifying the signs and symptoms of abuse is critical in order to protect children’s health and development and overall wellbeing.

The course gives advice on how to respond if child abuse is suspected or if you are told about abuse. Anyone who works with or around children is a part of the safeguarding process and has an obligation to report abuse and share information with other organisations and agencies to safeguard children. Professionals working with children might also find themselves in a situation where an allegation is made against them. They will learn about allegation criteria, what happens after a claim has been made and what type of conduct is appropriate when working with children.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Safeguarding Children eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A course administrator in your organisation can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that might be in place, all at no extra cost.



On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.


The course lasts approximately 70 minutes.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience 

This course is suitable as an introduction to safeguarding for anyone whose job role involves working with children, whether on a full-time, part-time or volunteer basis.

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Customise this course yourself

With our rapid authoring tool, you have the ability to make unlimited edits to this course at no extra cost. Maintain a complete, fully auditable archive of any changes made to your course with full version control for your future reference.

Regularly updated

This course, like all of our courses, is updated every 12-18 months to ensure your training is always consistent with current industry best practice and legislation.

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We can integrate with your LMS

If you already have an LMS, we can seamlessly integrate this course and any of our key features with your existing system to take your compliance to the next level. We can integrate with your system in multiple ways, including through SCORM.

WorkWize, our compliance LMS

If you don't have an LMS, our compliance-focused Learning Management System - WorkWize is the ideal solution for hosting your online training. Create visual reports that can drill down to the smallest detail on your compliance performance. Ensure you have the right data where you need it, when you need it.

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We created a short demonstration to show you just how easy it is to customise EssentialSkillz eLearning courses, to add or remove information and make it specific to your organisation. 

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