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Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents 1

Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents 1

Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents 1

School of Healthcare and Psychology

This 1-hour course is an introduction to safeguarding vulnerable children and adolescents.

All children and adolescents have the right to be safe and to live a life free from abuse.

All persons are entitled to this right, regardless of their circumstances.

In this course, you will explore safeguarding, its benefits, and the aims of it.

You will also explore warning signs of abuse, and what to do if you have a safeguarding concern.

Key Words: Safeguarding, vulnerable children and adolescents, abuse, safety


Course Code: HCP2L4325

Certified: YES

Level: 2

Credits: 1


Time: 1 Hour

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Define Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents.
  • LO 2. Define Children and Adolescents.
  • LO 3. Describe Safeguarding Policies.

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 4. Describe Abuse and its types.

C. Subject Specific Practical/Professional Skills

  • LO 5. Identify Risk Factors for Abuse.

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • About Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (50%)
  • Signs of Abuse and Your Role in Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (50%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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