An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Finding out the basics - introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (8 ratings)
677 students
1hr 8min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

To understand what safeguarding children means
To know the different levels of child protection


  • To be able to read instructions and slides


This course gives you the basic idea of what Safeguarding and Child Protection are, what the guidance and legislation tell us, what sort of events have contributed to the need for restorative action in children's social care and what the different levels of need look like.

This would work well as an introduction to the field of Safeguarding Children, prior to taking the Level One course.

And the plus side is, you could then skip to part four of our Level One Course when you do choose to complete it.

Who is it for?

Anyone considering taking the Level One course - basically if you work with children or parents or even come across them as part of your role - you have a duty to safeguard and protect them.

School staff, police staff, fire, social care, childminders, taxi drivers, park attendants, sports coaches, tutors and just about anyone!

Why me?

I was a Primary Educator for over 16 years, I am a Mum of 2, I am an experienced Safeguarding Training Officer and highly rated Udemy teacher!

What next?

Level One Safeguarding Training

What do I need?

A pen, paper and people who you can chat with and reflect on what you have learned.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who comes into contact with children
  • Beginners in childcare
  • Frontline workers


Kate Bowers
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 136 Reviews
  • 988 Students
  • 3 Courses

Kate Hennessey Bowers is a former primary school teacher, author and experienced trainer in Safeguarding and Wellbeing.

Kate Hennessey Bowers has over fifteen years experience in the field of education and safeguarding, originally as a teaching assistant, then teacher and subsequently as a Training Officer on behalf of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board. It was there she became involved in the area of multi-agency child protection training and development and managed safeguarding training services for the joint LSCB. She has PGDip in Education, from Derby University alongside a PGCert in Community and Participatory Arts.

Kate has delivered across the county in Multi-Agency settings, schools, private organisations and more. She is the author of Give Me Strength, an Amazon Number One Best Seller, in multiple categories including Young People’s Wellbeing. She has delivered workshops and conferences on issues of wellbeing, safeguarding and personal development.

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