Awareness of Safeguarding

Level 1

Awareness Of Safeguarding - Level 1

Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect by the actions, or lack of actions, of another person. In order to safeguard and protect persons from abuse or neglect, we need to learn how to identify vulnerable individuals and take necessary steps to stop abuse and neglect.

This 4-hour course will provide an understanding of safeguarding which can be used in a workplace, activity group or any instance where a person comes into contact with children or adults at risk. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge to identify a safeguarding concern, record a disclosure and report to the appropriate person.

Qualification Outcomes

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

  • Define saferguarding
  • Know key safeguarding legislation
  • State which agencies the safeguarding partnership consist of
  • Know who within an organisation has responsibility for safeguarding
  • Know different types of abuse
  • Give examples of indicators of the following types of abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect
  • Identify what action to take if a safeguarding concern arises
  • Know who safeguarding concerns can be raised to

Assessment and Certifications

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day. Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, learners will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work. This qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further 3 years.