Safeguarding awareness

Safeguarding awareness

Course overview

Our half day (4 hour) safeguarding awareness course covers the syllabus set down by Skills for Health and meets the requirements of Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children at Level 1 of the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

The course covers the following topics: 

  • What is safeguarding?
  • Safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and policies
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Responding well to concerns
  • Recording concerns
  • Referring concerns appropriately
  • Barriers to responding effectively to concerns
  • Self care and worker mental health
This course includes case studies and examples that are tailored to your workforce and environment. 

Who is this course for?

This course is for any paid or voluntary staff that require an introduction to safeguarding. Typically level 1 training is for those that work around children or adults at risk, but not directly with them, for example cleaning, reception or administrative staff. 

Staff working directly with children or adults at risk are more likely to need level 2 training and those with a particular responsibility for managing concerns (usually called a safeguarding lead or DSL) will require our level 3 training


This course lasts around 4 hours over half a day. Usually we will begin at either 9am or 1pm but can be flexible around your staff and their working day.  

 Students must attend the whole course to be able to receive their certificate. 


When you successfully complete a course you will be sent a secure e-certificate to print and proudly display in your workplace. 

We can also provide full colour, hard copy certificates with industry-leading security features or credit card style plastic certificates on request. Additional charges apply, please contact us for more details.  

Certificates are valid for three years. After this you must attend the full course again to requalify. Ongoing training and refreshing is strongly recommended to remain current. 

What's included in the price?

Your course booking fees includes:

  • Registration on your course
  • A full colour course book 
  • A secure, printable e-certificate on completion
  • Refreshments throughout the day – tea, coffee and snacks
  • Access to our resources area for ongoing continuing professional development
  • Free certificate expiry reminder service

Before booking, please check to see if you qualify for any of our discounts.

If you are booking for an organisation or group, we can offer this training for £350 for up to 12 students.

Hear what our students say about this course

"Ben was exceptional in his knowledge and delivery of the training. He allowed for open debates and a free dialogue around this important subject."

Huseyin Hasan
Kent Street Pastors
Any questions?

You can call us on 0330 133 2444,  email us at or click below to contact us through our website for more information

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Page updated on: 16 February 2023

Updated by: Ben Robinson