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Understanding Safeguarding Children Level 3

Understanding Safeguarding Children Level 3

[ UCLD15 ]


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Safeguarding children is an issue that people working in a wide range of disciplines need to be aware of. The need to take measures to safeguard a child impinges on everyone in the education and child care sectors. This course will give you the theoretical background in terms of the essential legislation and advisory information to enable you to understand better the principal issues.

•Course Length - 12 Months
•Award Received- Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
•Course Code: UCLD15


Safeguarding Children provides an outline of the relevant legislation relating to children, the reasons why a child may become known to social services or other agencies, and the steps that may be taken to ensure the child’s welfare and wellbeing needs are met. Case studies from real life events are used to provide students with an example of the kinds of issues facing those working in this challenging area .The course further discusses the communication techniques it is important for practitioners to have grasped before beginning work with service users.

Successful completion of the course provides students wishing to become social workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, childminders and any others who come into contact with children and their families, with the underpinning knowledge they need to ensure the child’s welfare is paramount.



•Child Protection Timeline
•The Children Act 1989
•The Protection of Children Act 1999
•The Children Act 2004
•Every Child Matters
•Childcare Act 2006
•United Nations Convention in the Rights of the Child 1989
•The Sex Offenders Act 1997
•The Sexual Offences Act 2003
•The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
•Guidance on Offences Against Children
•Hidden Harm
•Working Together to Safeguard children
•Common Assessment Framework
•Local Safeguarding Children Boards
•Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
•What is Neglect?
•Child Protection Plan
•Model of need
•Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
•Emergency Protection Orders
•Care and Supervision Orders
•Social Policy and Social Exclusion
•Child Poverty
•Safeguarding Children
•Domestic Abuse
•Emotional abuse
•Physical Abuse
•Effects of domestic violence on children
•Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
•Parental Substance Misuse
•Impact of Parental Substance Misuse on Children
•Child Abuse
•Munchausen by proxy syndrome
•Sexual abuse
•Ritual abuse
•Parental Mental Health
•Personality Disorders
•Parental Mental Health: Facts
•Working with Service Users
•Barriers to communication
•Effective Communication
•Communicating with children
•Clarification and challenge
•Goal setting
•Values and Anti-Oppressive Practice
•Anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice
•Case Studies

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales


 The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

 The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

 This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

 You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.




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