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  •  IIRSM approved certificate and 2 CPD credit.
  •  Instant access to PDF certificate on completion.
  •  High quality printed certificate upgrade only £5.00 +VAT.
  •  Takes an average of 2 hours to complete.
  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment re-sits.
  •  Meets the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Fulfil your obligations and responsibilities with our online Safeguarding Children training course. Sign-up Today!

Safeguarding Children Level 1 Course - Target Audience

Safeguarding is a term used to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

There are certain requirements and responsibilities when working with children that should be adhered to.

This level 1 online awareness course describes these requirements and responsibilities. It is suitable for anyone to work with children including volunteers, nursery and school workers, activity club workers and those working in a nursing or care capacity.

Safeguarding Online Course Level 1

Safeguarding Children Awareness Course Level 1 - Objectives

This online course discusses the requirements of legislation such as the Care Act 2014 (UK) and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (UK) and how the requirements relate to anyone working with children including volunteers, nursery and school workers, activity club workers and those working in a nursing or care capacity.

The main objective of the course is to help protect children from abuse and neglect. All the main principles of safeguarding are covered so that candidates will have a good basic knowledge and be able to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect.

After completing the course candidates will :

  • Be aware of the requirements of safeguarding legislation and guidance, understand the various types of abuse, and the 4 R’s - with regard to Safeguarding.

  • Be aware of how to recognise the signs, respond, report, and record abuse.

  • Understand the obstacles to responding and disclosure.

  • Be aware of organisation responsibilities, the Disclosure Barring Service, codes of conduct on a personal and contractor level.

Safeguarding Children Awareness Training - Course Structure

The course comprises 5 interactive modules and a final assessment. Links to recommended reading and additional resources may be provided within the training modules. These links are not mandatory and will not be tested for in the final assessment.


It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 16 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from a larger question pool, and need to answer a minimum of 12 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be re-taken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

  • Safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Types of abuse
  • Myths
  • Your feelings, beliefs and values
  • Shared responsibilities
  • The 4 R's
  • Recognising abuse
  • Signs of abuse
  • Impact of abuse
  • Responding
  • Obstacles to responding
  • Disclosure
  • Obstacles to disclosure
  • Why report
  • What to report
  • Who to report to
  • After you report
  • Recording
  • Organisation responsibilities
  • The disclosure barring service
  • Contractors
  • Personal code of conduct
  • Contractor code of conduct

Level 1 certificate in Safeguarding online 

Click the link above for a short 3m 45s video taken from the level 1 certificate online safeguarding awareness training course showing the course summary, modules, resources and slides from the course.

Safeguarding Children Awareness Course - Accreditation & Certification

IIRSM Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a IIRSM Certificate and 2 CPD Credits.

The certificate has no expiry date because there is no national guidance on the timescale for safeguarding refresher training with the exception of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL). The designated safeguarding lead should receive appropriate training carried out every two years. However, it is recognised good practice to refresh all training at least every 3 years.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

Safeguarding Children Online Awareness Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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Safeguarding Children

This course is available in the following bundle deals:

IOSH Managing Safely Bundle

£125.00 +VAT

Only £20.83 per course!

Nursery and Care Worker Bundle

£30.00 +VAT

Only £3.33 per course!

Trade and Construction Bundle

£35.00 +VAT

Only £2.33 per course!

Catering Services Bundle

£30.00 +VAT

Only £3.33 per course!

3 Course Essential Bundle

£22.50 +VAT

Only £7.50 per course!

Awareness Bundle

£30.00 +VAT

Only £3.33 per course!

2 Course Essential Bundle

£17.50 +VAT

Only £8.75 per course!

Office and Warehouse Bundle

£30.00 +VAT

Only £3.33 per course!

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