Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF)
The qualification covers how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace as well as how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused. Children are those aged below 16 and young people are those aged between 16 and 18.
The Childrens Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations to ensure they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes the need for appropriate safeguarding training, as employers are responsible for ensuring staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities towards safeguarding of children and young people. This qualification would meet this requirement.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is suitable for learners working, or wishing to work, with children and young people. This includes those in voluntary or unpaid positions.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake approximately 10 hours of learning.
These include how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace, and know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young persons has been abused.
This qualification is assessed by a learner workbook.