Understanding Safeguarding Children Distance Learning CourseCC209

Are you interested in providing a safe environment for children? Keen to understand the legislation that applies? Then this would be an ideal course for you.

It covers everything from exploring and understanding roles, to legislation and policies and developing effective personal skills to protect children. 

Your tutor will be available to help you every step of the way and the course is broken down into bite sized sections to make studying as easy as possible. So Start Learning today!

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Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements


There are no entry requirements. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Understanding Safeguarding Children. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Unit 1 - Legislation: 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

Unit 2 - Supporting Framework: 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

Unit 3 - Safeguarding Development Skills: 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

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £299

6 Monthly Instalments of £50.00

The first instalment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan.  




NCFE Level 3 Award in Safeguarding Children. Plus a Start Learning Diploma.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 Award certificate of achievement from NCFE. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Awarding Body Information


NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland



This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Language of Course



Q: How does the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: No entry requirements

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A:  If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: info@start-learning.co.uk or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.