The best Safeguarding Training at great prices

Children, young people and vulnerable adults can be harmed emotionally, physically, sexually, or through neglect of their essential needs. The effects on a child, for instance, of any of these types of harm can be severe and last long into adulthood. It is critical that any abuse of a vulnerable individual must be identified at the earliest possible stage and that person be protected from further harm. If you are a health or social worker and want to become more aware of your role in safeguarding children, young and/ or vulnerable adults, Interactive Healthcare Training offers up-to-date, relevant and accredited safeguarding training in this area.

What Is Safeguarding?

The Health and Social Care Act explicitly states that it is imperative to protect and promote the rights of people who use health and social care services. Safeguarding protects people’s general wellbeing and human rights, permitting individuals to live free from abuse and neglect. All regulated providers of healthcare, such as doctors, dentists and social workers, must take responsibility for safeguarding any children or vulnerable adults who are under their supervision and may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

What are the different types of child abuse?

While some signs of abuse are obvious to the naked eye, there are other types that are less easy to identify. Proper safeguarding training in schools or online will help course attendees to identify signs of the following types of abuse:

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is any behaviour of a parent or carer that is likely to cause severe and long-lasting harmful effects on a child’s emotions, such as:

  • Making a child feel that they are unloved.
  • Bullying
  • Not allowing the child to spend time with friends
  • Harbouring expectations of the child that aren’t appropriate for their age or stage of development.


This type of abuse fails to fulfil a child’s basic physical or emotional needs in a way that is likely to damage the child’s health or development. Examples of neglect are:

  • Not providing the three basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter.
  • Not protecting the child from any physical and emotional harm.
  • Not providing adequate supervision of a child.
  • Not helping a child to access the medical care or treatment they need.
  • Not fulfilling a child’s basic emotional needs.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is simply causing harm to a child anywhere on their body. Examples are:

  • Hitting.
  • Shaking.
  • Throwing.
  • Poisoning.
  • Burning or scalding.
  • Drowning.
  • Suffocating.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse involves forcing or encouraging the child or young person to participate in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. This may include:

  • Rape.
  • Non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the making of sexual images, or making a child watch sexual activities.
  • Encouraging a child to behave in sexually inappropriate ways.
  • Prostitution

Benefits of Regular Safeguarding Training

There is often a reluctance on the part of third parties to ‘get involved’. But it is critical that anyone with concerns about a child or vulnerable adult feels confident in identifying and raising such issues.  Safeguarding adults training and safeguarding children and young adults training are essential to give you an overview of the key knowledge and skills to identify signs of abuse and deal with the situation accordingly. This could help save lives.

 Below are some of the topics within the safeguarding training:

Identifying Vulnerable Children

A vital part of child protection safeguarding training is identifying children who are at risk. Abuse and neglect can have many forms, so it is crucial that all members of staff can spot the signs and take the necessary action as soon as possible.

Recognising the Common Signs of Abuse

Abuse doesn’t have the same effect on everyone. We have previously mentioned the types of abuse, and regular training ensures you know what to look out for so you can intervene and ensure the child gets the support they need.

Reporting Abuse Effectively

Once a staff member identifies a child who is possibly in need of support, they must know what to do next. Without proper and regular training, a staff member might be reluctant to intervene because they are unsure of the correct process. A child who has been brave enough to report abuse wants to know that the right people will be told. Regular training ensures the correct procedure is followed and the details of the case are passed to the relevant authorities.

Establish Trust

Young people want to know that a support network is in place if they ever need it. If they know that staff have completed regular training and implemented safeguarding practices, then they are more likely to feel comfortable enough to come forward if necessary.

Prepare for Disclosure

Training allows you and your staff to examine real-life disclosures to prepare for similar situations in the future. These discussions can be stressful, emotional, and complicated, but studying them is beneficial so  that you know what to expect when a difficult situation arises.

Feel More Confident

Trained staff are more confident to deal with any such situation they are presented with. Having regular training ensures that all team members can take decisive action if necessary. You’ll have the knowledge you need to effectively protect children and deal with difficult scenarios calmly and in the right manner.

Improve Team Communication

Safeguarding training helps to improve your communication skills, particularly how you communicate with children. Establishing trust plays an important role in ensuring a child feels comfortable enough to speak to a staff member about abuse or neglect.

Abuse and neglect of any type can happen to anyone, and children, young and/ or vulnerable adults are particularly at risk. Therefore, healthcare professionals who deal with these groups on a regular basis need to be aware of the issues related to safeguarding.

A simple, inexpensive training course could help save lives, and at Interactive Healthcare Training, we aim to provide our clients with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with these difficult situations. We understand the need for flexible and high-quality modern health and social care training and that it must be delivered at affordable prices. We offer a range of relevant courses at Levels 1 to 3 and packages of multiple courses, all accredited with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and closely aligned to the Care Quality Commission’s Skills for Care training standards.

The training we offer here at Interactive Healthcare Training is all available online and can be completed on a range of devices, from desktop computers to laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Whether you are looking for safeguarding adults training online or relevant courses for working with children and young adults, you can find all the necessary information by clicking ‘Package Information’ on given online modules by visiting

If you have any questions about our safeguarding training online, you can email us at or ring us on 01962 877999.


Why is it important to have safeguarding training?

Face to face or online safeguarding vulnerable adults training and safeguarding children and young adults training is mandatory for anyone who works, on a paid or voluntary basis, with these groups of people. Training helps staff to identify individuals at risk, signs of abuse, and what steps to take to address issues that arise.

Who needs safeguarding training?

Every employee who works with or has direct contact with children, young people, their families and caregivers should complete a Standard Child Safeguarding and Prevent Training Course. Equally, those who work with vulnerable adults need safeguarding training. This gives them the knowledge and skills needed to recognise, respond to and report any concerns about the welfare of those under care.

How long is safeguardING training?

Depending on the level of training undertaken, on average, safeguarding and child protection training takes between 60 and 120 minutes to complete. It doesn’t have to be done all in one go. Trainees can expect to learn about safeguarding principles relevant to several high-risk groups, such as children, the elderly and people with learning disabilities.

What are the six principles of safeguarding?

The six principles of safeguarding are:

  1. Protecting people from maltreatment.
  2. Promoting people’s welfare.
  3. Preventing harm and abuse.
  4. Promoting participation and independence.
  5. Providing support and advice.
  6. Taking action to protect people who are at risk.

These principles of child security training are underpinned by the core values of dignity, privacy, independence and inclusion.

How often should staff be trained in safeguarding?

Vulnerable adult or child safety training should be delivered as part of an individual’s induction into a new role and refreshed at regular, frequent intervals thereafter. The frequency depends on your role and where you’re based (rules may differ between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and even by local authority). Check the applicable guidance from your employer, regulatory body, etc.

What is Level 1 safeguarding training?

Level 1 safeguarding training courses offer the basic level of understanding of the principles behind safeguarding required to ensure the safety of all individuals. This level includes ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding, as well as how to report any concerns they may have.

What is Level 2 safeguarding training?

Level 2 safeguarding training online or face to face teaches participants how to apply the concepts of safeguarding in their jobs. It covers the fundamental safeguards, such as detecting and reporting abuse and neglect. Anyone who works with children or adults at risk of abuse or neglect should take this course.

What is Level 3 safeguarding?

The level 3 safeguarding training for children and young people framework 2012 covers a wide range of issues, including management of unexpected or sudden death in children, parental risk factors, unexplained injuries, fraud.

What defines safeguarding?

Safeguarding is promoting vulnerable individuals’ welfare and protecting them from harm. In effect, this means protecting them from abuse and maltreatment, preventing injury or death, and ensuring they are in good health and experience adequate and safe care throughout childhood and beyond. Adult and child welfare training helps those who are responsible for delivering care to understand their responsibilities around safeguarding.

How do I get a safeguarding certificate?

Once the appropriate level of training and safeguard coaching required for your job role has been completed, you can download a digital version of the certificate if you have booked your training on an individual basis or via your agency if your training has been arranged by them.

How Training in Safeguarding Can Benefit You in Your Role

Anyone who works with children or teenagers must follow strict safeguarding guidelines. Although you will have received training in safeguarding as part of the induction process when you joined your organisation, anyone working in health and social care must renew their training routinely to ensure they are up to date with current legislation and best practice.

Here are some ways that safety training may help you do your job more effectively.

  1. Identifying Vulnerable Children: The ability to spot children at risk is an important aspect of safeguarding. Abuse and neglect can take various forms, so all personnel must work past any preconceived notions or biases they might have.
  2. Recognising the Common Signs of Abuse: Not everyone is affected by abuse in the same manner. One child’s behaviour may alter, resulting in them becoming more withdrawn, quiet, and downcast. Another who is also subjected to violence or neglect might become increasingly louder and more disruptive than they were previously.
  3. Reporting Abuse Effectively: Staff must be aware of what to do once they have discovered a possible child needing service or assistance. Regular training guarantees that the case’s information is passed on to the appropriate authorities.
  4. Establish Trust Between Children and Staff: When it comes to mental health, many of us are familiar with the phrase “you’re not alone.” However, having an effective support network in place is crucial. If children see that employees have been trained on a regular basis and have implemented safety protocols, then they are more likely to feel comfortable enough to come forward if they need to.

All About Safeguarding Children

A youngster or adolescent may be emotionally, physically, or sexually abused, or may have their fundamental needs neglected. The consequences of any of these forms of abuse on a youngster can be severe and cause damage that lasts through to adulthood. Any form of child abuse must be identified and prevented from happening in the future.

Nobody knows exactly how widespread child maltreatment is. It is thought there are far more occurrences than are detected by social services. Moreover, self-reported abuse surveys suggest that official statistics are majorly undercounted.

The number of sexual assaults on minors under 16 in England rose from 52,339 in 2017 to 54,947 in 2018. It’s possible that more incidents are being reported due to increased awareness. Equally,  it is also possible that the increased prevalence of social media has given offenders greater access to children.

The issue of online abuse and sexual grooming has recently risen to prominence in the United Kingdom. In April 2017, a new crime of Sexual Communication with a Child was created. There were 4,373 cases in England and Wales this year.

According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), there were 15,204 incidents of child cruelty and neglect recorded between 2018 and 2019. This figure was higher than previous years, perhaps owing to an increase in reporting.

According to official data, there were 650,900 referrals in England in 2018-19, a drop of 1% from the previous year that reversed the upward trend seen between 2016 and 2018. The number of re-referrals, on the other hand, continued to rise and was at its highest level since 2015.

It might be difficult to get involved, but it is critical that anybody who has a concern feels empowered to speak up. This is the only way

Safeguarding training is mandatory for many care professionals and is strongly recommended for anyone else who wants to advance their career in their chosen field. At Interactive Healthcare Training, we offer a variety of courses that are flexible, convenient and affordable to help you update your skills and knowledge as well as prepare you for new challenges ahead. Visit our homepage to learn more.