Safeguarding Children in Housing

Course at a glance

  • 20 mins
  • English

About the course

All organisations that come into contact with children should have specific safeguarding policies and procedures in place.

This includes: voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, schools, hospitals, sports clubs and housing providers.

It's vital that anyone who is in regular contact with children is aware of their safeguarding responsibilities to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.

This course, forms part of your child protection training and will teach you the fundamentals of safeguarding children. You'll explore what safeguarding children really means and learn skills that will help you to confidently recognise and respond appropriately to abuse.

Key Insights

  • Why Safeguarding is Important - Statistics demonstrate the importance of this topic.
  • Types of Child Abuse - Explore the different types of child abuse. For each type, you’ll learn about the signs, symptoms and behaviours, so you know what to look out for.
  • Effects of Abuse - A look at the wide ranging and long lasting effects of abuse.
  • Be Vigilant- Who might abuse a child? And what type of children might be abused?
  • Children’s Rights Explained - Even if you don't directly care for, or support, children, you may come into contact with them through your work, so it's really important that you understand their rights.
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding- What's the difference?
  • Raising Concerns - What should you do if you are ever worried about a child?
  • Legislation and Safeguarding - Review key pieces of legislation relating to the welfare of children.

Who is it For?

It is everyone's responsibility to keep children and young people safe, so this course is applicable for all employees, at all levels. It is particularly focused at housing employees who come into contact with children as part of their job.

Course Format

The interactive course allows you to navigate the different sections, which include animated explainer videos, characterful voice-over and easy to read slides. At the end of the course, you’ll find a short quiz. It’s designed to help you understand the key insights and takeaways from the policy.