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Safeguarding Children (Level 2)

Sanctuary Training

Safeguarding Children (Level 2)



Boost your knowledge of safeguarding procedures. This informative, Level 2 course will improve your understanding, fill in any gaps in your knowledge, and boost your confidence. The course is for those who: (i) assess, plan, intervene or review needs; (ii) make safeguarding referrals; or (iii) have responsibilities in relation to Section 47 Enquiries


This Safeguarding Children Level 2 course is intended for staff who fall into the following work groups:

Group 3: Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Group 4: Members of the workforce who are responsible for making safeguarding referrals to the Police and Children’s Social Care

Group 5: Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries, including professionals police and children’s social care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.


The course will explain what to do before referring a case to Children's Social Care, and what to do after a referral. It also will take you through the principles and requirements of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need – who is it for, what are Domains and Dimensions, and explaining Section 47 Enquiries.

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:

  • 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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