1Course Overview

Understanding Safeguarding Children Level 3

Course code: SH025

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Develop your skills and knowledge in understanding safeguarding children, from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand the legislation and policies put in place to safeguard children
  • Learn theories used to help protect children
  • Study neglect and how there is a fail to care for children properly
  • Explore all the ways in which children can receive support
  • Understand how to communicate to children who are been neglected
  • Investigate different living environments and how they can effect children
  • Discover different types of abuse and how to support children

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 75,000 students that have already done so.

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2Course Content
  • 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
  • Alcohol
  • Impact of Parental Substance Misuse on Children
  • Child Abuse
  • Munchausen by proxy syndrome
  • Sexual abuse
  • Ritual abuse
  • Parental Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Parental Mental Health: Facts
  • Working with Service Users
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Barriers to communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Communicating with children
  • Clarification and challenge
  • Goal setting
  • Empathy
  • Values and Anti-Oppressive Practice
  • Oppression
  • Anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Power
  • Case Studies
  • Resources
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 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 Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

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

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. 

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).