Safeguarding Children Training

This Safeguarding Children online training is an in-depth course suitable for anyone who has a duty of care for children, or who works with children and/or families.

The course gives you a detailed knowledge about safeguarding children and explains key legislation and guidance.

This training course makes sure that you’re able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse in the children you work with and know how to respond appropriately to a disclosure. You’ll also learn about the correct procedures to follow including when and to whom to refer concerns.

The course also makes sure that you’re aware of the steps you must take to look after your own physical and mental health and to keep yourself safe and well.

  • Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
  • Detailed guidance and information around legislation
  • References real life, case studies help consolidate learning
  • Certificate available immediately upon completing the course
Duration: Approx. 75 minutes

*Annual price per unit 


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About the Safeguarding Children Training Course

This Safeguarding Children Training Course is for all individuals who work with children, in either an employed or voluntary capacity. Through engaging and interactive content, it explains what safeguarding is, why it is so important, and how to protect yourself as well as the children you work with.

Although most children are brought up in a loving and nurturing environment, and grow up to lead happy lives, the subject of safeguarding children needs to be considered by those working with children in order to better protect those children that need it most.

The course explores the different risk factors when working with to children, identifies the types of abuse children may suffer, and explains how to recognise the signs of abuse and the steps you should take to protect the children in your care. Legislation and guidance are provided and explained.

Aims of the course

The aim of the Safeguarding Children Online Training is to provide extensive and detailed knowledge about the safeguarding of children, and to define key terminology and legislation relating to safeguarding and protecting children. The course makes sure that you gain a thorough understanding of the importance of safeguarding and your personal responsibilities.

Who is this online training course for?

This course is for anyone who has a duty of care for or comes into contact with children in the course of their work. This can include (but is not limited to) those in the education sector, sport industry, social workers, medical staff and many others.

Course content

Throughout this training course, you will be fully briefed on the relevant documentation and record-keeping that you must undertake.

1What is Safeguarding?

The course opens by explaining what Safeguarding is and why it is important. You’ll hear some key definitions, facts and figures, and learn more about who is responsible for safeguarding.

2Types of Abuse

This chapter introduces introduces the different types of childhood abuse and looks at who may carry it out, why children may not tell and the different forms abusive behaviour may take. You’ll hear about physical abuse and bullying, cyber-bullying, emotional and psychological abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. Some users may find this section triggering or upsetting. Please discuss this with your line manager and take the appropriate self-care and debriefing steps where necessary.

3How to recognise signs of abuse

You’ll learn about your personal and professional responsibility and duty and find out the physical signs to look out for that may indicate abuse is occuring. You’ll find out about the behavioural changes children may display, and other factors your should be aware of.

4What to do if you suspect abuse

This chapter look at the common reactions you may experience if faced with a potentially abused child and explains reluctance and stereotypes. The chapter compassionately explains how to raise your concerns and looks at how to identify the perceived level of risk.

You’ll also explore the potential implications of inaction, the self-care mantra, and find out how to use your listening and observation skills if a child makes a disclosure. Do’s and Don’t are covered at the end of this chapter to help you feel more confident if faced with a disclosure situation.

5Safeguarding Legislation

This chapter offers information about the legislation, best practice and legal requirements relating to safeguarding.

You’ll learn about The Children Acts (1989 & 2004), Every Child Matters, The ‘Helping Children Achieve More’ Strategy, organisational lines of accountability, United Nations Convention on the Rights of A Child (1989), Data Protection Act (1998), Protection of Freedoms Act (2012), DBS Checks and Government Best Practice Guides.


To complete this course and obtain your certificate, you’ll complete a short assessment comprising of a series of true or false questions to help you reflect on what you have learned and to consolidate your knowledge.


You might also be interested in our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Training or Autism Awareness Training. We also have a number of other courses relating to the care sector or supporting children in our Social Care Course Catalogue.

Ready-to-go online training

This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What do you get?

Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

How is it delivered?

Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

Safeguarding Children Training

Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

Digital certificate – print, download, store

The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

Learning records

When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.


What they say…

Take a look at what organisations say about some of our online learning solutions

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“Excellent Course well presented, plenty of content and easy to follow.”

Scottish Water

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The RealSense team have the ability to really understand client needs and deliver exceptional results through their knowledge and passion for their craft. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

M Group Services

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“Realsense are extremely knowledgeable, authentic, flexible but most of all they listen to the specific requirements of their clients. Realsense pride themselves on knowing their clients and provide full customisation of courses. The menopause awareness programme designed for organisations to support their employees is a game-changer.”

Menopause 360

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“The piece of work designed and developed by RealSense, tested and rolled out for HSBC was simply the best safety e-learning that the Bank had ever commissioned. We could not have done it without your expertise, drive and enthusiasm.”


“RealSense proved to be helpful, responsive and supportive throughout… a very satisfactory innovative product design to meet customer need.”

Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“This e-learning training package is now even more flexible and easy-to-use, making it an excellent resource to assist employers in complying with fire safety legislation.”

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Product Specification

This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.


Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

Articulate Mobile Player

Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 10 or later on iPad
Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.4 or later (optimized for tablets)


Internet Explorer 11 must be installed.


OS: Windows 7+ | Browser: Up to date | Video: Up to date video drivers | Memory: 1Gb+ RAM | Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+/sec)
Courses accompanied by the VideoTile logo with the IIRSM and or CPD logos are approved courses owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and distributed under licence.


JavaScript must be enabled for published courses to work.
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Screen Readers

Windows: NVDA, JAWS 16 or later
Mac: VoiceOver
iPhone: VoiceOver
iPad: VoiceOver
Android: TalkBack

Accessibility Guidelines

Storyline 360 output supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA and Revised Section 508 standards. Click here for a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®).


Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

Activbase Online

Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

Other Devices

Most of our products are available on devices including Tablet, iPAD, smartphone or deliverable via media such as CD-ROM, USB memory stick and more. Let us know what you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pre-sale - Have a question about price, discounts, customising, demos, access?

Q: How do I access the online learning course?

A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

What is Activbase?

Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

Using our courses - Technical query? Forgotten my password?

Q: I have a technical issue, what should I do?

A: That’s an easy one. Please contact us. You can get in touch via our online form, email our support team or call your account manager or our technical support team today.

Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

Records and certificates - Is the course accredited? What if i fail? Can I download my certificate?

Q: Is the course accredited?

Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

Q: Will I get a certificate?

All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

Q: What if I fail my course?

If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

I have another question, can you help?

If you cannot find the answer to your question here or in our detailed Frequently Asked Questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help answer your queries, help get you started and make sure you are maximising our digital learning solutions throughout.

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Safeguarding Children Training