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Safeguarding Children in Housing

  • About This Course
    Are you a health or social care professional that wants to understand the fundamentals of safeguarding children in housing? Do you want to have a career in housing support? Or maybe you just want to know how to safeguard children generally? Then Safeguarding Children in Housing is the course for you. It will teach you everything you need to know to keep children and adolescents safe. From recognising signs of abuse to understanding what to do if you believe that a child’s safety has been comprised, Safeguarding Children in Housing is the ideal course for anyone who wants to learn about child and adolescent welfare, in and out of a housing context. 

    Who is this course for?
    Safeguarding Children in Housing is an online safeguarding training course designed for anyone who works, or aspires to work, within housing support services with children and young people. Despite this, Safeguarding Children in Housing is suitable for anybody who wants to learn how to safeguard children in a range of different situations. So, if you’re a teacher, a nurse, a doctor or even a faith group organiser, the information in this course will be invaluable to you if you encounter children in your line of work. 

    What will you get from this course?
    Upon course completion, you will be aware of the importance of safeguarding and your own responsibility in keeping children and young people safe. This, in turn, will allow you to comply with safeguarding policies within housing support and other sectors. Safeguarding Children in Housing will also equip you with the skills to confidently recognise and respond to abuse and will give you a comprehensive understanding of the issues children and adolescents face that impair their quality of life.  

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Spread awareness of the importance of safeguarding 
    • Promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm
    • Understand fundamental safeguarding principles and what it means to safeguard children
    • Recognise types of abuse and the signs of harm 
    • Follow the procedure for reporting concerns to the relevant authority 

    Course features 
    • Interactive, audio and video-led content for an engaging study programme 
    • Quizzes and questions throughout to test your knowledge and develop your skills
    • Bitesize information so that you can get to grips with safeguarding children, quickly and easily
  • Course lessons
    • Types of child abuse and their warning signs 
    • Who can abuse a child?
    • What type of child may be abused?
    • Children’s rights 
    • Child protection and safeguarding 
    • Raising concerns
    • Legislation and safeguarding
    • Final summary on safeguarding children in housing and beyond  
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    Online Academy work with Quality Licence Scheme (Quality Licence Scheme). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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