Safeguarding Children & Young Adults (Level 2)

Safeguarding is a core responsibility in the healthcare industry, and the protection of children and young adults is a fundamental part. This course will give you all the groundwork to work effectively in protecting the individuals in your care that are the most vulnerable.


This course is CPD accredited #1007454 and is worth 2 CPD Credits.

Safeguarding is the protection of the health, well-being, and fundamental rights of vulnerable people, including children and young adults. This is achieved by learning to recognise the signs of abuse, understanding how to prevent future abuse, and correctly reporting suspected abuse. It is a critical skill in all healthcare professions, and this course will cover everything you need to know at Level 2.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Learning objectives
  • Recognising abuse
  • Abuse risks
  • Types of abuse
    • Child trafficking and exploitation
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Radicalisation risks
  • Your role and responsibilities
  • Legislation
    • The Children Act (1989, 2004)
    • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
    • The Sexual Offences Act (2003)
    • The Human Rights Act (1998)
    • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
  • Recording and reporting abuse
  • Summary
  • End of course quiz.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the signs of abuse
  • Explain and identify what factors can make children and young people more at risk of abuse
  • Understand different kinds of abuse and neglect, including child trafficking, exploitation and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Recognise the risk factors that can lead to radicalisation
  • Know your role in safeguarding children and young adults
  • Know the key legislation surrounding safeguarding children and young adults, and apply this knowledge where necessary (including The Children Act, Working Together to Safeguard Children, The Sexual Offences Act, The Human Rights Act, and The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
  • Understand what to do if you have a safeguarding concern, including writing reports and liaising with the relevant authorities.


This course has been mapped to the UK Core Skills Training Framework subject ‘Safeguarding Children & Young Adults (Level 2).’

You can view this course on The CPD Group website by clicking this link.

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