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Safeguarding Children Level 1 Course Online Training Overview

This Safeguarding Children Level 1 online course will give an overview of safeguarding and the statutory duty of all staff to safeguard children

Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

What You will learn?

Safeguarding Children Level 1 Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the term safeguarding
  • Define the terms ‘child’ and ‘young person’
  • Explain who is responsible for safeguarding and what your role is
  • Define the terms ‘abuse and ‘child maltreatment’
  • Understand how parents’ and carers’ physical and mental health, exposure to domestic violence, and substance abuse impacts children’s safety and wellbeing
  • Describe the risks associated with the internet and social networking
  • Describe local procedures for reporting concerns
  • Identify sources of support with issues associated with child protection and safeguarding

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Safeguarding Children Level 1 free course certificate.


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Safeguarding Children Level 1 Course free course certificate.

Who is this for?

Who is this Safeguarding Children Level 1 training course for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

It is suitable for the following:

  • Health Care workers including Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport services and volunteers
Target Audience Required Frequency of Refresher Training or Assessment by the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
All staff working in health care settings. every 3 years

Safeguarding Children Level 1 FAQ

Safeguarding Children Level 1 Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Safeguarding Children Level 1 course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

Safeguarding Children Level 1

All health and social care workers have a statutory duty to safeguard children, even if they only have occasional contact with children. For this reason, it’s imperative that all health and social care staff know the responsibilities of their own role and the safeguarding children policy and procedures put in place by their organisation and their local authorities. 

Specialist online training is an effective and efficient way to ensure that health and care staff develop the skills and knowledge they need to fulfill their statutory duty.

The Caredemy Safeguarding Children Level 1 course provides a thorough grounding in child safeguarding practice for workers in the care sector. The course complies with the requirements of the CQC safeguarding regulations and meets the outcomes of the Core Clinical Framework. It has also been assessed as being appropriate for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is covered by our 14 day Money Back satisfaction guarantee.

Who is Safeguarding Children Level 1 suitable for?

Safeguarding Children Level 1 has been designed as an introductory level course that is suitable for all clinical and non-clinical staff who work in health and social care settings. 

Health care workers and social care workers will find this child safeguarding training course useful, as will those involved in youth services such as activity leaders and passenger transport services. It is also suitable for people who volunteer in health and social care settings.

The course can form a valuable part of induction training for new staff. It is also appropriate as refresher training or ongoing CPD for existing staff.

What topics does the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course cover?

This course provides a broad overview of child safeguarding and the statutory duty

of all care staff to safeguard children.

Completing this course will enable you to define key terms related to child safeguarding such as child, young person and abuse. You will be able to explain who is responsible for child safeguarding and your own role in safeguarding children. You will also learn how child safety and wellbeing can be impacted by factors such as their parents’ physical and mental health, and the local procedures and sources of support associated with child safeguarding and child protection.

The course first introduces some of the key concepts, definitions and principles of child safeguarding before covering the relevant parts of UK legislation for safeguarding. It then discusses who is responsible for child safeguarding and the roles played by local authorities and child safeguarding boards.

Workers in health and social care need to be aware of a number of different forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The Safeguarding Children Level 1 course covers the most common forms of abuse, including the signs to look out for and the actions that carers should take. Topics such as radicalisation, FGM and child trafficking are also covered at an introductory level.

Instances of suspected child abuse or maltreatment need to be treated with great sensitivity. The Safeguarding Children Level 1 course will provide you with the knowledge you need to deal with these complex situations and create a safe environment in care settings.

How is the Safeguarding Children Level 1 course assessed?

Completing the Safeguarding Adults Level 3 online course will take around one hour of study. You will then need to complete the end of course online multiple choice exam.

A score of 70% is required to pass the exam and unlimited exam resits are included in the price of your course. Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will receive a free certificate to download or print.

How to book a Child Safeguarding Training course

You can book the Level 1 Safeguarding Children course online or call our Student Advisers on 0203 488 7599 to book over the phone. Once you have paid for your course, you will immediately receive 12 months’ online access to the course.

After completing this course, designated safeguarding leads may wish to progress onto one of our other safeguarding training courses such as Level 2 Safeguarding Children course.

If you are booking this child safeguarding online training course for staff at your health or social care organisation, our learner management system allows you to monitor their progress through the course and confirm their certification. We also provide a compliance matrix to assist with audits and inspections. 

What our customers say


May 16, 2024

The course was easy and informative to use and access

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May 16, 2024

Informative and straightforward to navigate.

Angelina Gabbiadini (verified owner)
May 16, 2024

This course was very informative and gave me a real good understanidng of the importance of child safe guarding.

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You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

On completion of the exam, a free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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