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Safeguarding Children - for Education (Levels 1 and 2)

Sanctuary Training

Safeguarding Children - for Education (Levels 1 and 2)



If you work in education and at some point might have to make safeguarding referrals to police or Children’s Social Care, then this course is for you. Preparing you for such incidences and combining safeguarding levels 1 and 2, it’s a comprehensive programme covering key elements of the protection process in an easy-to-understand format.


Governors, Head-teachers, teachers, lecturers, designated senior people in education who could potentially be involved in assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing a safeguarding case, where such issues have been raised.


This in-depth online seminar combines a collection of five high quality safeguarding courses, offering an attractive cost effective solution. In addition there’s an excellent refresher guide, useful links and recommended resources for learners to also explore independently. Broadly, topics include:

  • A background to safeguarding children in education
  • Child abuse awareness and recognising abuse and neglect
  • What to do if you have a concern or are responding to a disclosure
  • Avoiding dangerous safeguarding practice
  • Referring safeguarding – processes and procedures
  • Chronologies

However, if you’ve undertaken Safeguarding Children Level 1 training (and / or have taken our online 'Safeguarding Children - for Education (Level 1) course'), then you only need to take Safeguarding Children (Level 2) to cover this content.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • Background, legal basis and definition of safeguarding, child protection and child abuse
  • Serious case reviews and core functions of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Concept of significant harm, what to do if child abuse is suspected as well as the key principles of child protection
  • Who abuses children and the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Recognising signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator
  • Causes and effects of abuse on children
  • Information to record and what to do if you have concern
  • Responding to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect
  • Types of questions that can be asked, should be asked, and should be avoided
  • Considerations before referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care
  • Information you should provide to Children’s Social Care and the questions you should ask
  • What you and Children’s Social Care should do following a referral
  • The Framework for the Assessment of Children and their families and its principles
  • Assessing children’s needs
  • Understand the ‘Domains’ and ‘Dimensions’ of the Framework
  • Importance of keeping an up to date chronology and how to record one
  • Purpose and possible outcomes of a Strategy Discussion and Section 47 Enquiries
  • Initial Child Protection Conferences


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