Level 3 Award in Principle of Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults Course

Level 3 Award in Principle of Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults Course

Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect by the actions, or lack of actions, of another person. In order to safeguard and protect persons from abuse or neglect we need to learn how to identify vulnerable individuals and
take necessary steps to stop abuse and neglect.

Everyone has the right to be safe and live without the fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation and this course aims to teach you how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what actions you can take to stop this from happening and occurring again in the future. Abuse, neglect and exploitation can occur anywhere and by anyone, quite often being a person of trust.

Who should attend

  • Child Care Professionals
  • Professional Carers
  • Volunteers working with vulnerable children, young people or adults
  • This course is designed for all persons, no matter the field that they are directly involved in, to give them the tools and knowledge to make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life. It will also let the practitioner reporting the abuse know how they can safeguard themselves in every day work, while seeking help and reporting the incident identified.

Course syllabus

  • Safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • Indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Making judgements
  • Communication
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Sharing information
  • Dealing with and reporting of allegations and complaints

Course duration

  • Seven hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over a one eight-hour day but other combinations are available, such as three, three-hour evenings etc.
  • Weekend courses are available for your group

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you.
  • Individual places available on courses at our various Training Centres.  Please visit our Book Here page for courses close to your location.


  • A ten question multi-choice assessment paper conducted in 30 minutes (may be conducted orally)
  • Candidates must achieve seven or more correct answers to be awarded the certificate
  • Delegates will require sufficient fluency in written and spoken English at national literacy level 2 to cope with the course
  • On successful completion, students will be awarded a First Aid Awards certificate.
  • Due to the content of this course, delegates must be over eighteen years of age

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