Safeguarding Children in Social Care Settings

All health care staff who come into contact with children and people have a legal responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare and should know what to do if they have concerns about safeguarding issues, including child protection. The Care Certificate's Safeguarding Children Standard is aimed at those working in adult health and social care who may in the course of their role come into contact with children.

Subjects covered include: 

  • This video sets out how to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment including physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect
  • Understand the potential impact of a parent or carers physical or mental health on the wellbeing and development of a child or young person
  • Knowledge of relevant information (children’s act 1989 & 2004, sexual offences act 2003)
  • Take appropriate action if they have concerns including appropriately reporting concerns and seeking advice
  • Know the importance of sharing information
  • Know the risks of associated with internet and online social networking
  • Know what the term ‘looked after child’ means

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
30 Minutes approximately
Course Content 9 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
ConsultantJulie Campbell, Children England
 Standards   England

Care Certificate Standard 11


RQF: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Section 6


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews:

"We have found the videos to be of a very high standard and very professional.”

Brian Hilton, CIC (Community Integrated Care)

"I really like the videos from BVS. They are very well linked to the required legislation and are perfect for induction and refresher training. The quality of the videos is excellent! I'd definitely recommend BVS!”

Anika Gondhia - Carewatch Barnet