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This award aims to provide learners with an understanding of Safeguarding for children and young people (5-18yrs) in the UK today; exploring its meaning, implications, associated terms, and legal context in the UK workplace and volunteer settings today. It also seeks to explore the ways that abuse (physical, emotional, sexual and neglect) can manifest themselves, considering when to report an incident or allegation, what to report and how to report it. This unit follows latest legal and governmental guidance, and is appropriate for anyone working (paid or voluntary) with children and young people 5-18yrs of age.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Safeguarding (Children & Young People
Accredited Endorsed Level 2 award accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceASCY2SFG2017
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 2
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2016 (2019)

This Level 2 award is designed to address an identified and growing requirement in the UK for people in paid and volunteer roles to develop a practical and practicable understanding of Safeguarding for children and young people 5-18yrs in their care. This includes both professional (paid) and volunteer roles settings, including care, community centres and projects, events, charities, faith groups, and activity or sports groups or clubs dealing with children and young people 5-18yrs of age.
Significant changes in attitudes towards safeguarding, in particular the protection of children and young people, and identified failures within policies and procedures, have raised the profile of this issue and highlighted a lack of understanding, training and basic policies, procedures and preparedness within many organisations. This unit seeks to directly address this deficit through raising awareness, exploring a variety of response scenarios, and providing basic proforma materials for an organisation to develop a basic practical policy and reporting procedure.
This award initially explores the meaning of Safeguarding, what legal basis there is and who it seeks to protect, how to identify potential abuse, how to respond and how and what to record following an incident or allegation (indirect or direct disclosure). Finally, is seeks to embed this understanding by exploring a range of scenarios involving children and young people, inviting the learner to make decisions on how they would act and considering the consequences of their responses.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent (advisory minimum of Level 2 in English).

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30 question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 25 questions out of 30 correctly (83%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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