safeguarding and prevent course

Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2 Course

Our Level 2 Safeguarding & Prevent online course is accredited by NCFE Cache. You’ll learn about Prevent Duty and safeguarding including online safety. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to understand their role in safeguarding and how to protect individuals from abuse.

This free Safeguarding online course is a valuable qualification in sectors such as:

  • healthcare
  • social care
  • leisure
  • entertainment
  • education and training
  • nursing

A Safeguarding & Prevent Level 2 qualification may support your progression towards a role Designated Safeguarding Lead role.

Achieve a ‘Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent’ to add to your CV!

 

Unit ReferenceUnit NumberUnit TitleUnit TypeUnit LevelGuided Learning Hours
K/616/8129Unit 01Understanding the Prevent DutyKnowledge235
H/616/8131Unit 02Understand SafeguardingKnowledge245
K/616/8132Unit 03Understanding Online SafetyKnowledge235

You’ll cover the following topics on the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent.

  • What is Safeguarding?
  • National Safeguarding policies.
  • How to recognise or react to signs of potential harm.
  • Prevent Duty: What is it and what is my role?
  • Understanding radicalisation, extremism and terrorism and their effects.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English, if required.
  

This course is funded by the government and is subject to eligibility criteria. Please visit www.thinkemployment.com/eligibility-checker/ for more information.

Getting started on this course is easy!

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Sign up using our online enrolment form

Click the ‘apply now’ button above, or visit www.thinkemployment.com/eligibility-checker to start your application for the course of your choice.

 

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Complete our short pre-course assessment

Once you have submitted the online form you will be sent a short-pre course assesment to complete via email. This simply allows us to establish your starting points and ensure the course is right for you.

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Recieve your log in and you’re ready to go!

After completing the assessments a member of the Think team will give you a call to confirm your details and provide you with your login details. As soon as you receive them you are free to start your learning!

Unrestricted Online Learning

This online course allows you to work around your busy schedule, whilst still providing you with high-quality, 1-1 tutor support.

In addition to 24/7 access to learning materials, we provide free, optional, online webinars that you can watch live or play back at a later date. They allow you to learn directly from a tutor and interact with others on your course. Ask questions, get clarification and be part of a learning community.    

On demand playback

Missed a webinar? Don’t worry! All sessions are recorded and allow you to watch back at a time that suits you.

Fully-flexible learning

Want to learn at any hour of any day? No problem! Our learning platform gives you 24/7 access to your learning materials, so you can learn at a time that suits you.

Unlimited tutor support

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be able to help you at every step of the way. Contactable via phone, email or video call.

Nationally-recognised Qualification

After completing the course, you will be awarded with a fully-accredited, nationally-recognised qualification to help you find work or access higher education.

What you’ll learn on the Level 2 Safeguarding and Prevent Course

 

Unit 01: Understanding the Prevent Duty

In this unit you’ll learn about the Prevent Duty, why it exists and what your roles and responsibilities are in relation to it. You’ll also learn about terms including; ‘radicalisation’, ‘extremism’ and ‘terrorism’, and how to reduce the risk of radicalisation.

1. Understand the Prevent Duty.

1.1 Describe the key features of the Prevent Duty.

1.2 Define the following:

  • terrorism
  • extremism
  • radicalisation.

1.3 Explain why the Prevent Duty exists.

1.4 Identify the three strategic objectives of the Prevent Duty.

1.5 Identify who needs to comply with the Prevent Duty.

1.6 Explain own roles and responsibilities in relation to the Prevent Duty.

2. Understand the terms ‘radicalisation’, ‘extremism’ and ‘terrorism’.

2.1 Identify current examples of extremist groups.

2.2 Explain the difference between radicalisation, extremism and terrorism.

2.3 Explain why some individuals or groups of individuals can become vulnerable to radicalisation.

2.4 Explain how some extremist groups aim to exploit these vulnerabilities.

3. Understand how to reduce the risk of radicalisation.

3.1 Identify ways to reduce the risk of radicalisation.

3.2 Describe when attitudes, behaviours or actions might indicate signs of potential radicalisation.

3.3 Explain how your own actions or statements could adversely affect the use of evidence in future investigations or in court.

3.4 Explain the referral process where an individual is at risk of radicalisation.

3.5 Describe the intervention process for an individual at risk of radicalisation.

Unit 02: Understanding safeguarding

In this unit, you’ll learn to understand the term ‘safeguarding’ and identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding. You’ll also learn how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm and know how to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged.

1. Understand the term ‘safeguarding’.

1.1 Define what safeguarding is.

1.2 Identify current key legislation relating to safeguarding.

1.3 Explain the right to stay safe.

1.4 Explain the difference between safeguarding and child protection.

1.5 Describe the current vetting process (for staff).

2. Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.

2.1 Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse.

2.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse.

2.3 Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse.

2.4 Identify sources of information and advice about your own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse.

3. Know how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm.

3.1 Define the following types of abuse:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional/ psychological abuse
  • financial abuse
  • institutional abuse
  • self-neglect
  • neglect by others
  • sexual exploitation
  • domestic violence
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • forced marriage
  • fabricated and induced illness.

3.2 Describe the signs and/or symptoms that may be associated with different types of abuse.

3.3 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse.

3.4 Explain why individuals might not disclose abuse.

4. Know how to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged.

4.1 Identify actions, behaviours and situations that may lead to harm or abuse to the individual.

4.2 Explain when the behaviour of others might be unacceptable.

4.3 Describe what actions to take where there are concerns that an individual might have been harmed or abused.

4.4 Explain the actions to take if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged.

4.5 Describe the boundaries of confidentiality.

4.6 Explain how following procedures helps protect staff members from allegations and complaints as well as protecting other people from harm and abuse.

4.7 Explain how your own actions or statements could adversely affect the use of evidence in future investigations or in court.

4.8 Explain how to access support in situations that are outside your expertise, experience, role and responsibility.

4.9 Describe what whistleblowing is.

Unit 03: Understanding online safety

The aim of this unit is to understand the potential consequences of inappropriate or illegal online activity, how to reduce the risks posed online, and how to spot signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern.

1. Understand the potential consequences of inappropriate or illegal online activity.

1.1 Describe the potential consequences of online conduct.

1.2 Describe the potential consequences of online contact.

1.3 Describe the potential consequences of online content.

2. Understand how to reduce the risks posed online.

2.1 Explain the contents of an acceptable use policy in the following contexts:

  • workplace
  • home
  • educational
  • establishment.

2.2 Describe how having an acceptable use policy reduces the risks posed online.

2.3 Outline the consequences of noncompliance with an acceptable use policy.

2.4 Explain why learners should ask who, what and why when interacting with information or others online.

3. Know about potential signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern.

3.1 Describe potential signs or behavioural changes of a person that may be a cause for concern.

3.2 Identify sources of support for those who have been affected by an issue online.

3.3 Identify sources of advice regarding online safety.