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Safeguarding Children Level 2

Safeguarding Children Level 2
  • Safeguarding-Children


This course is available in Paper or Online format.

The Safeguarding Children course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding Children and Young People. This is an ideal course for those who work with children and young people who require specific training in this area.


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Safeguarding Children Level 2

Course code: SH232

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months (Approx. 120 hours)

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement

The objectives of the course are to:

  • enable learners to recognise their role and take considered action (in relation to their job role)
  • develop personal skills and communication skills
  • develop learners’ understanding of their roles & responsibilities for keeping records and reporting appropriately
  • develop the learners’ awareness and basic knowledge of legal procedural frameworks
  • develop an awareness and understanding of the wider contexts of services (this encompasses multi-agency working)


This course consists of three units of study:

Unit 1 Explore and understand roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to explore the definition of safeguarding children and young people and to identify the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed. Learners will investigate the different types of abuse and understand the importance of a safe and healthy environment.

This unit also seeks to introduce the skills required for effective communication with a range of different professional agencies.

Unit 2 Understand legislation and policies which safeguard children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners an overview of the different legislation and policies which safeguard children and young people. Learners will explore the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Common Assessment Framework for children and young people, and know how to use them.

Unit 3 Develop personal skills to effectively contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners a wider understanding of the role and value that parents and carers can have in supporting their children to achieve positive outcomes.

This unit also seeks to develop the skills required for promoting personal safety for children and young people and methods for protecting yourself from allegations of abuse.

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales


Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.


Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.