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Safeguarding Children Level 3 Advanced

Course Summary

There is nothing more important than ensuring the well-being of children and as clinicians, that we have the skills to identify when a child needs help and protection. It is therefore important that we are able to work together in partnership with other agencies so that we can respond to the needs and interests of families.


This session aims to update your knowledge of current legislature and resources available to recognise red flags and identify children who are at risk. Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course is aimed at clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concern

Learning Outcomes

  1. Improve your knowledge of current law and policy around Children.
  2. Provide a systematic approach to taking a history from the parent/caregiver or child.
  3. Discuss terminology and its significance when assessing if there is risk of harm.
  4. Understand current law and resources available and raise awareness in:
  • The recognition of child abuse,
  • How to respond to concerns,
  • Who to contact when there is a concern,
  • Fulfilling “duty of care”,
  • Safe practice and keeping children safe, and
  • Vulnerability and protection

Who should attend

This webinar at Level 3 on  Safeguarding Children should be completed by those who work with children including in education, community services, healthcare and social care services including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • General Practitioners and GP locum staff
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Social workers and social care support workers
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants

Course Content

This webinar on Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course provides a thorough understanding of child protection by covering a breadth of topics relevant to anybody with a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. This online Safeguarding Children – Level 3 training course covers the following:

  • An understanding of what safeguarding children and young people
  • Child development and negative influences
  • An awareness of the key legislation and guidance about the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people,
  • How to be aware of your professional responsibilities, as well as those of your colleagues and partner organisations,
  • Understand what is compassionate and self leadership and why it is important
  • An overview of designated professionals and named practitioners and the role of national and regional safeguarding teams and national safeguarding steering groups.
  • What are clinical reference groups and national safeguarding networks and their role
  • Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework
  • How to be able to document and report concerns relating to child abuse or maltreatment, including:
    • Taking adequate history,
    • Performing a physical examination in ways that are deemed appropriate in line with current legislation relating to safeguarding and protection of children and young people,
    • Assessing parenting capacity,
    • The forms of abuse and signs of abuse, and
    • Recognising and responding to abuse, with specific guidance on note-taking and recording your concerns.
  • Contributing to inter-agency assessments, as well as the gathering and sharing of information and where appropriate analysis of risk posed.
  • How to participate in inter-agency working and be supportive to vulnerable children and young children, and their families/guardians where safeguarding concerns have been raised,
  • How to be familiar with your local organisational protocols and referral processes to your local safeguarding team and/or social services, and how to minimise barriers in the referral process, and
  • How to be aware of your information sharing responsibilities within and across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Questions to consider?
  • How easy is it to find your local safeguarding board?
  • What happens when you ask the local safeguarding board for support : Who is your designated professional, How do you connect with them. Who is the GP Safeguarding Lead or designated lead where you work.
  • How do we signpost to advocacy services? Safeguarding and resilience

What are your statutory obligations for children in care. What is CPIS?


Lecturer Kenny Gibson

Kenny Gibson, MBE, RN, QN is the National Head of Safeguarding for NHS England. He oversees  several portfolios including Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and Looked After Children.

Kenny has held various operational, management and strategic posts in both community and public health but always with nursing at the heart of these roles. 


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