Safeguarding Children Level 2

This course covers the statutory and mandatory training for Safeguarding Children Level 2. It has been designed to meet the learning outcomes in the UK Core Skills Training Framework.The course consists of an e-learning micro skills course and an eAssessment. The eAssessment should be passed to demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding and to complete the training. To gain a certificate you will need to complete BOTH this micro skills course AND the eAssessment.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health

What will I learn?

  1. Understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  2. Be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
  3. Understand the potential impact of a parent€™s/carer€™s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  4. Be able to identify professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in a multi-agency setting
  5. Know how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  6. Be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
  7. Know how to maintain appropriate records including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion
  8. Be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  9. Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
  10. Be aware of the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support
  11. Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
  12. Be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.