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Safeguarding Awareness - for Higher Education

Overview

Many Higher Education employees and students do not have regular contact with children or vulnerable adults, but benefit from a basic understanding of the principles of safeguarding for both of these groups. This course looks at these key principles in a short, engaging e-learning course, giving employees and students confidence that they understand the basics of safeguarding required for their role.

Audience

This course is for all staff and students who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults as part of their work / placement.

This includes teaching staff, students engaged in research or off campus activities that bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults, administrative and support staff, security staff, employees in the student union, accommodation officers, health centre employees, etc.

Please note that people whose job or study routinely includes direct work with children or vulnerable adults should have in-depth training in safeguarding - this includes nursery workers, students of social work, nursing, medicine, etc

Objectives

In this course you will learn the following objectives from each module.

Recognising the signs of child abuse:

  • What is abuse
  • Types of abuse
  • Recognising abuse
  • Students under the age of 18
  • Your role in reporting and preventing child abuse:
  • Legislation relating to safeguarding children
  • When to report suspected abuse
  • How to respond to disclosed abuse
  • How to minimise the risk of abuse
  • Recognising the signs of adult abuse:
  • What makes an adult vulnerable?
  • Types of abuse
  • Recognising abuse
  • Issues of consent
  • Your role in reporting and preventing adult abuse:
  • Legislation relating to safeguarding adults
  • When to report suspected abuse
  • How to respond to disclosed abuse
  • How to minimise the risk of abuse
  • Treating adults with dignity and respect

    Content

    This 'safeguarding awareness' course contains four modules that will, in total, take around 1 hour to complete.

    1. Recognising the signs of child abuse

  • 2. Your role in reporting and preventing child abuse 3. Recognising the signs of adult abuse 4. Your role in reporting and preventing adult abuse