AOFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People (England and Wales).
The AOFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People (England and Wales) course is designed to provide individuals with an awareness level of training in safeguarding. The emphasis of the course is based upon the recognition of abuse and encouraging the reporting of abuse to appropriate authorities and providing an overview of legislative requirements for information purposes.
The course is suitable for those who come into contact with children as part of their working role, including voluntary work and those who work with children on a daily basis e.g. teachers, dental staff, nursery nurses, child minders, foster carers, teaching assistants, administration staff etc.
The course has been designed around legislation and guidance from various departments of Her Majesty’s Government including the Working Together to Safeguard Children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, what to do if you are worried about a child being abused and the All Wales Child Protection Procedures documents.
The course has the flexibility in the syllabus for the core content to be taught and assessed as a requirement for the certification, however additional content can be added to the end of the course to tailor the needs of specific client groups.
Session 1-The role of safeguarding children and young people in England and Wales. By the end of the session, you will be able to: Identify the role of safeguarding children. Define the age of a child for safeguarding purposes. State what a “child in need” is. Define the term “child abuse”. List reasons why children and young people must be protected.
Session 2-The different types of abuse and how to recognise them. By the end of the session, you will be able to: Define the four categories of child abuse. State the recognition features of the different types of abuse. Identify the potential effects of abuse on a child or young person.
Session 3-Safeguarding Children and Young People Legislation. By the end of the session, you will be able to: State the main principles of the Children Act 1989 in safeguarding children. State the main principles of the Children Act 2004 in safeguarding children. State the main principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. State the main principles of the Protection of Children Act 1999. State the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service. State the role of local authority social services departments in protecting children and young people. State the role of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB).
Session 4- The process for reporting suspected child abuse. By the end of the session, you will be able to: Identify barriers to children and adults reporting concerns. State the reasons why suspected child abuse should be reported. State the information required to report suspected child abuse. State the process followed after a report of suspected child abuse has been received by social services. States the key principles of information sharing. State the actions to be taken if a child/ parent make a disclosure of child abuse to a person within your organisation.
ASSESSMENT & Qualification
Multiple choice questions .
Qualification is valid for 3 years