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Safeguarding Children Level 3

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This Safeguarding Children Level 3 course is specifically aimed at those who have designated safeguarding responsibilities within their organisation, such as the Designated Safeguarding Lead in a school. This online training uses expert guidance and content from legitimate authorities such as NSPCC and UK Government.

Course Duration: Approx 90 mins

Those who work with children have a responsibility to safeguard and protect the children in their care from harm. The NSPCC defines safeguarding children as “the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.”

This course guides learners through definitions, key legislation, the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, frameworks and guidance for assessment and referral, multi agency partnerships and the importance of records.

By the end of the course learners will be aware of the key legislation which governs safeguarding children in the UK and who is responsible. This includes the Children Acts of 1989 and 2004, the children and young persons act 2008, Children and Social Work act 2017 and various education acts.

It can be difficult to spot signs the signs of child abuse, therefore delegates also learn about the different forms of abuse and how to recognise the signs. The course will also provide instruction on how to correctly report any disclosures or suspicions and the importance of record keeping.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction to safeguarding childrenThe definition of ‘Safeguarding,’ Key statistics, Why is safeguarding children important, Impacts of abuse and maltreatment of children, Who is responsible for safeguarding children
Module 2 - Legislation and guidanceThe Children Acts 1989 and 2004, The Education Act 2002, The Children and Young Persons Act 2008, The Children and Social Work Act 2017, Guidance from all UK nations
Module 3 - Forms of abuse, signs and impactsSexual abuse, Physical abuse, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Grooming, Neglect, Bullying and cyber-bullying, Child sexual exploitation, Child trafficking, Criminal exploitation and gangs, Female genital mutilation, Non-recent abuse, Online abuse, Risk Factors, Why children don’t disclose abuse
Module 4 - The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)Roles and responsibilities of the DSL, Background checks, Code of conduct
Module 5 - Safeguarding structuresFour step approach to responding to concerns, Having a difficult conversation with a child, Types of disclosure, What to do if you suspect abuse, Policy statement, Code of conduct, Continuum of need, What happens when you make a referral
Module 6 - Record keeping and sharingRetention and storage of records in line with data protection legislation, Keeping information secure, Sharing records, Multi agency relationships and strategic safeguarding positions, Communication, Team work

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Who should take this Safeguarding Children Level 3 Course?

This Safeguarding Children Level 2 course is specifically aimed at those who hold management, supervisory or designated child protection roles in their workplace. This can include designated safeguard leads in schools, nurseries, sports clubs and places of worship.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Fully understand your role and responsibilities as designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • Be familiar with the laws which underpin child safeguarding and protection in the UK
  • Apply your learning by working with your team to create a safeguarding children policy for your organisation
  • Determine whether or not a child or young person is at risk and at one level
  • Differentiate between the different types of abuse and recognise the signs
  • Describe the impacts of child abuse and neglect on the victims and wider society
  • Make referrals and keep appropriate records
  • Work with multi-agencies to provide the best outcomes for children in your care

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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