Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Introduction

Safeguarding is not a static subject. New threats emerge and better ways of working are developed that help to reduce the likelihood of harm and abuse happening to children and young people. The ‘new threats’ of our time include cyber-bullying and cyberstalking, as well as online grooming for sexual exploitation. They also include the radicalisation of children and young people by extremists. In some instances, this radicalisation has led young British nationals to carry out terrorist activities, both here in the UK and abroad.

Therefore, this important course combines three inter-related themes: safeguarding in general; online safety; and the Prevent duty. The Prevent duty came into force as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act in 2015. It places a duty on educational providers and other public bodies to help prevent children, young people and vulnerable adults from being radicalised and drawn into terrorism. This means identifying those at risk and taking the appropriate actions. Those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, have a legal duty in respect of safeguarding and Prevent.

This important course aims to provide candidates with the practical knowledge they need to be able to comply with this duty.

Course code

OUSP

Location

Varies

Duration

It will involve 115 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 20 weeks, averaging almost 6 hours of personal learning per week.

Additional Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

Course Content

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent comprises three mandatory units that are presented in two concise modular workbooks:

MODULE A
Unit 01:Understanding the Prevent duty

MODULE B
Unit 02: Understanding safeguarding

Unit 03: Understanding online safety

Assessments

The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learners should complete the assessment remotely and submit it via the college’s online learning platform.

Progression

Learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or allow them to progress on to further qualifications such as courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734199

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