Online Safeguarding Course for Education (Level 2)

Safeguarding for educators course
Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate

Online Safeguarding Course for Education (Level 2) 


Online Safeguarding Course Accreditation

This Online Safeguarding course is a Level 2 course for teachers and education staff. It is accredited by NPQH highly experienced Headteacher David Barnett. David was Headteacher of Chudleigh CofE Primary School in Devon. The course is also accredited by CPD accreditation service and quality assured by iQualifi. 

Who is this course online safeguarding course for?

This online safeguarding course is for staff in primary and secondary education schools and settings. Staff are trained with the essential knowledge to work in all food safety roles in schools and educational settings . The syllabus covers all aspects of safeguarding ensuring staff are thoroughly trained. 

Have a question about the course or group purchasing services? Call us on 0800 8611896 or enquire

Your training space

You will login to your own dashboard where you will complete your course, download and print your certificate at any time. We will print and post a card certificate for you to display. Business accounts will be given evidence of their team members training and qualifications.

Time effective

Save yourself time, travel and Covid-19 risk with this online Safeguarding course. Available at any time, log in and out of this self-paced course. Interactive lessons take around 1 to 2 hours to complete. They are easy to set up and use with telephone support on hand to assist you. You will have immediate course access on checkout completion.

Online Safeguarding Course Customer Support

Our sales, finance and education team are on hand to support you with any questions. Call us on 0800 8611896.


An Engaging Course

Level 2 Food Hygiene Course

Learning with us

The online safeguarding course is divided into sections which are unpacked and clearly illustrated. Knowledge and understanding are built up and tested after each lesson in our continuous assessment model. An optional audio recording is available. The audio describes and reads aloud the content. 

Volume discount

You can enrol your whole team onto the course with our online checkout. For 5 or more enrolments the course cost £14.99 per person.  


Learn more about safeguarding here

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding as defined by The Department for Education in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2020) is;

Protecting Children from maltreatment – this means protecting children from harm, abuse and neglect.

  • Preventing impairment of Children’s health and development – this means ensuring children have access to the care and support they need.
  • Ensuring that Children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care – which means safe and effective parenting
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes – giving children equal opportunities in life.

What is the difference between Safeguarding Children and Child Protection?

Safeguarding children is the term used to cover all aspects of promoting a child’s welfare, including all the things listed in the definition above. Child protection is the single aspect of safeguarding children. It is focussed on protecting a child who is suffering from, or has the potential to suffer from, significant harm. Significant harm can include maltreatment, abuse and neglect, pre-meditated abuse, a single traumatic event. An accumulation of events that damage the child’s physical and/or psychological development can also considered significant harm. 

UK and International commitment to Safeguarding

Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment. [Whether] by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.” United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1992

The United Kingdom is signed up to this convention yet there are still startling statistics for England & Wales

According to the Office for National Statistics (2020); In March 2020, 52260 children in England were the subject of a child protection plan. 2820 Children were filed on the child protection register in Wales. 

It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults have experienced at least one form of child abuse before the age of 16.Many cases of child abuse remain hidden. 1 in 7 adults contacting the National Association for People Abused in Childhood helpline – had not told anyone about their abuse before. 52% of adults who experienced abuse in childhood also experienced abuse later in life. This compared with 13% of those who did not experience abuse before the age of 16.

The NSPCC report How Safe are our Children 2020 found that suicide rates amongst 10-19 year-olds have risen significantly since 2011. This is often the result of a combination of factors, such as abuse, neglect, family problems or mental health issues.  

Statutory Documentation

In the last twenty years, there has been serious case reviews into a number of tragic and disturbing cases of child abuse. These included significant cases such as Victoria Climbié and Baby P. The government then launched several major inquiries to investigate the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements in the UK. These resulted in a suite of statutory documents that anyone working with children is required to work within. These are summarised below with links to the full documents from the Safeguarding Level 2 course.

Children and Families Act 2004

Link to full document

This Act introduced measures to ensure that children are better protected from abuse and neglect both in their homes and in the community.

The key themes focused on: Adoption; Child Welfare; Childcare; Children with Medical Needs; Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. Other themes include Children’s Homes; Family Justice System; Free School meals; Looked After Children and Young Carers.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 (updated 2020) 

Link to full document

This is the government’s statutory guidance for all organisations and agencies who work with, or carry out work related to, children in the United Kingdom. The guidance aims to set the goalposts for coordinated, inter-agency working and for promoting the welfare of children from all backgrounds, in all settings.

Key Themes Include;

Assessing Need and providing help; Processes for managing individual cases; Organisational responsibilities; Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements. Other themes include Improving child protection and safeguarding practices; Child death reviews.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015 (updated 2021)

Link to full document

This is the government’s statutory guidance for all schools (maintained and independent) and is for headteachers, teachers and staff as well as governing bodies, proprietors and management committees.

It sets out the legal duties that must be followed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

It is a legal requirement that all school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. The remaining sections are for those with specific responsibilities for safeguarding and school leadership. The key themes include: Safeguarding information for all staff; The management of safeguarding; Safer recruitment. Allegations against staff and volunteers; Child on child sexual violence and harassment. If you would like to learn more about or complete the online safeguarding course click here