A Guide to Safeguarding

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A Guide to Safeguarding

The procedures needed to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm, abuse and neglect

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

This course provides a guide to the safeguarding procedures that medical practices and other service providers need to have in place to guard against abuse.

Safeguarding procedures are needed within doctors’ surgeries, schools, nurseries, clubs and associations and any organisation dealing with children and young people, and vulnerable adults.

This is not a course about the clinical detection or escalation of safeguarding concerns

The aim of the course is to help providers design the administrative procedures in place that they need for safeguarding

The focus of the course is the United Kingdom but the principles covered in the course, and the procedures presented, should apply anywhere.

The agenda for the course includes:

1.What is Safeguarding?

2.Who is covered by safeguarding?

3.The Responsibilities of Service Providers

4.Key Decisions for Service Providers

5.Documents relating to safeguarding

6.Registration of new service users

7.Identification of Concerns

8.Proactive Analysis of Issues

9.Collaborative Review

10.Audit of Effectiveness

Who this course is for:

  • Practice managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Administrators and managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Staff working in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults


What will you learn in this course:

  • The safeguarding procedures that organisations dealing with young people and vulnerable adults need
  • The definition of Safeguarding
  • The types of organisation that need safeguarding procedures
  • The responsibilities of organisations for safeguarding
  • Sources of information on safeguarding


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • No pre-course requisites
A Guide to Safeguarding


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

A Guide To Safeguarding
12 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to Safeguarding 02:10 02:10
  • play icon What is Safeguarding? 01:50 01:50
  • play icon Key Decisions for Service Providers 05:19 05:19
  • play icon What does this mean for Service Providers 02:56 02:56
  • play icon Documents relating to Safeguarding 02:11 02:11
  • play icon The Registration of New Service Users 03:00 03:00
  • play icon Identification of Concerns 01:31 01:31
  • play icon The Proactive Analysis of Issues 01:34 01:34
  • play icon Collaborative Review 02:03 02:03
  • play icon Audit of Effectiveness 01:28 01:28
  • play icon Embedding Safeguarding Procedures 04:42 04:42
  • play icon Relevant Safeguarding Legislation 02:56 02:56

Instructor Details

Ross Maynard

Ross Maynard

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