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Basic Safeguarding Awareness

Safeguarding is a system for keeping people you work with safe from harm, and it plays a vital role in many jobs. So, being aware of basic safeguarding issues is essential. This course is for anyone who wants to better understand safeguarding and abuse, but especially people who work in education, health, social care, policing, or another field which involves children or vulnerable adults. You might not be on the ‘front line’ in these sectors, if you have a cleaning, administrative, or maintenance role for instance. But you should still be aware of your safeguarding responsibilities.

What you will learn

By taking this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of what abuse is, and how to spot it. You’ll also be able to identify the factors that put certain people at high risk of abuse, and recognise the key safeguarding principles, so you can help protect people from harm.

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About this course

Some dangers are easy to spot. But others are less obvious, such as abuse. Victims of abuse often struggle to, or simply can’t, speak out about what’s happening. This leaves them trapped and in danger. Abuse can happen to anyone. However, some people are more at risk than others. Safeguarding is about taking responsibility for protecting the health, well-being, and human rights of people who might be vulnerable to abuse. Everyone needs to be aware of the risks of abuse and know how to respond to the warning signs.

Engaging the learner

Abuse is a very emotive subject, so tackling areas like safeguarding must be done in a sensitive way. Storytelling is a powerful way of delivering messages, especially with subjects that are difficult to approach. This course aims to do that. Approved by IOSH, the world’s largest health and safety organisation, we use simple but effective line drawn animation, instead of our usual full colour characters and sets, to echo the sensitivity of the subject.

Alongside this, we added interactive sections that allow learners to remain in control, and knowledge checkers that encourage learners to identify real-world scenarios to aid retention. An interactive quiz, containing a variety of different question formats, also allows learners to apply their knowledge in different ways, and demonstrate understanding of the subject.

Piece of mind with testing

Peace of mind with testing

This course also has an assessment at the end which allows learners to test their understanding and helps businesses demonstrate a level of competence in the topic.

With a bank of questions learners will get randomised assessments which means if people do fail the assessment, they aren't faced with the same quiz again; after all you want to test learners knowledge and not their ability to remember the right button to press second time around.



Everyone has the right to learn and learner need can vary demanding on environment or disabilities. This course comes with transcripts so people have text options for an media, subtitles for all videos and is screen reader friendly with alternative text.

We take a number of steps to ensure visuals and navigation is easy for your people.

Certified training

This course is an IOSH approved courses which means you're getting industry best practice content in health and safety.