Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

Course overview

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding children to:

  • recognise abuse and common obstacles
  • share information safely
  • identify professional blind spots
  • understand the role of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)
  • the voice of the child
  • use supervision effectively
  • identify training needs.

This Level 3 (groups 3 - 4) safeguarding training is modelled on the core competencies as outlined in the 'Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff': Intercollegiate Document 2014, 3rd Ed; Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2017; the London Child Protection Procedures 2015 and the NICE Clinical Guidance 2009: 'When to Suspect Child Maltreatment'.

The day will be divided into three sections: overview and formal presentation, case studies (small groups) and thinking about practice and the impact of the work.

The presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility
  • How do you distinguish between safeguarding and child protection?
  • What are the potential obstacles to recognizing child abuse?
  • When to breach confidentiality and sharing information without consent
  • How to use the public interest test and proportionality
  • Sharing information safely
  • Escalating concerns
  • Responsibilities held by all agencies.
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Serious Case Reviews.
  • Professional Blind Spots
  • Impact of the work

This course is suitable for health, education and social care practitioners requiring Level 3 (Groups 3-4) training.

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link ( to check your set up before booking.
Additional resources for this course will be provided using Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.

Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at to discuss how we can best help you.

New course dates will be added here soon. In the meantime please contact us at to be added to our waiting list for the next course.


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Course lead:
Sonia Appleby

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