Explore the subject of safeguarding, and how it can be properly managed within a childcare setting. It’s saddening to know that so many welfare issues exist in today’s society, particularly when we see that a child is at the centre of the issue. However, as an early years practitioner, you can help to support every child and ensure that their right to be kept safe from harm is met.
Understand a Child’s Rights
For most children, safeguarding isn’t an issue. For some unfortunately it’s not quite so simple, and this is where safeguarding comes in to play. Upon completion of this course, you will understand more about the rights of a child, and how these rights are addressed by the various safeguarding regulations that are enforced in today’s society.
An Essential Subject
It’s an emotionally challenging subject to work through, but it’s one that is necessary if you want to provide the most effective childcare that you can. As an early years practitioner, team leader, supervisor or manager, safeguarding is one of the most essential topic areas to learn about, and signing up to this course (along with the Introduction to Safeguarding lesson) is a good place to start.
Key Learning Points
Completion of this course is recommended for all learners who are currently working in a management or supervisory role in an early years setting. It would also be appropriate for practitioners who work in a variety of childcare, play work and social care environments.
- Learn the details of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which considers how modern society believes a child ought to be treated and the various rights that safeguarding addresses.
- Explore the list of rights that safeguarding encompasses, from the right to parental care and family life to the right of protection, love and affection.
- Learn how these rights are equally appropriate for other vulnerable groups, including young people, and adults in residential care.
- Understand some of the ways in which we can protect babies and toddlers, as outlined on the NSPCC website.
- Get to grips with intervention procedures, and the need for good relationships with parents, as well as how the proper education and guidance of parents can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.
- Explore the practice guidance available for safeguarding disabled children.
- Understand the need for communication between numerous agencies, and learn how to build and promote relationships between them.
- Support safeguarding through the promotion, reflection, communication and evaluation process.
Advantages of this course
- All course material is delivered via online courseware, which can be accessed at any time of the day. Study when it is most convenient for you to do so.
- Technical support is available, should you need help with using the courseware at any point.
- Take the easy to navigate multiple choice test to complete your lesson in managing people.
- Use the online quiz to monitor your progress and see how much you have learned.
- Download the managing safeguarding activity sheet, and work through the suggested tasks, to extend your knowledge even further. Completion of these tasks does not count towards your final assessment.
- Use independent study recommendations to refresh your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of abuse, information sharing, difficulties of multi-agency work and read about some of safeguarding failures that have made the news in the last few years.
- Pass the final multiple choice assessment with flying colours, to complete the short course.
- Make positive changes in your work environment, to support the safeguarding regulations and to help ensure the safety, security and welfare or all the children in your care.
Sign up to this course today, and you will soon understand the need for communication and evaluation of safeguarding policies and practices, to ensure every child in your care is properly cared for and, above all, kept safe.