Children and Young People have rights of their own independent of those of their parents, guardians and carers.  These rights should be recognised and respected.


Where there is conflict of interest betweeen parents and children and in all decisions relating to their future the child's interests must be given primary consideration.


This course provides learners with a basic awareness of current safeguarding practice and procedures.  It is suitable for anyone who is working or volunteering with Children and Young People in any setting. 

Level 1 Introduction Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People

  • On completion learners will understand:

    • Current legislation and practice with regards to safeguarding
    • How to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
    • Know what to do if a child or young person discloses to you and the procedure to follow this
    • The different services that are available to support children and young people following an allegation of abuse