E-Learning - Online Safety - Risks to Children

Most children use the Internet positively but they can sometimes behave in ways that may place themselves at risk. Knowing the potential risks and being able to encourage responsible and safe use of the internet is vital to help safeguard children online.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Violent content 
  • Pornographic content 
  • Hateful content 
  • Adverts and spam 
  • Harassment 
  • Grooming 
  • Ideological persuasion 
  • Identity theft 
  • Online bullying 
  • Sexting 
  • Harmful content 
  • Copyright infringement and Piracy 
  • Gambling 
  • Social networking 
  • Gaming

Practitioners will:

  • Learn the background and legal basis for safeguarding
  • Know the potential risks associated with the internet and what adults and children need to know in order to manage these risks
  • Know the 3 C's of e-Safety: Content, Contact, and Conduct
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of an adult
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of a child or young person

Suitable for all users of the Internet who work with or care for children.

E-Learning - Gangs and Youth Violence

Gangs are very seriously intertwined with youth violence and criminality, and, with gang violence in the UK on the rise, it is essential we recognise the extent of the problem and understand how to safeguard our at-risk youth.

This course offers a comprehensive overview to the subject of gangs and youth violence, helping the learner to understand what gangs are and what they do, the part women and girls play in gangs, and what can be done to prevent gang recruitment.

The course contains three modules which give you a very comprehensive picture of the state of the UK today, using interactive screens, real-life cases, quotes, and scenarios, as well as thought-provoking questions designed to keep the learner engaged all the way through the course.

Some of the topics include:

  • What is a gang?
  • The changing face of gangs
  • Territoriality
  • Social media and gangs
  • Risk factors
  • Domestic violence
  • Warning signs
  • The roles of women and girls
  • Racial bias
  • Behaviour in schools
  • Windows of opportunity for intervention
  • Villain or victim?
  • Authority responsibility
  • The importance of intervening early
  • What to do - parents/carers
  • CAF, schools, police and the community
  • Hospitals
  • Third sector organisations

Practitioners will learn:

  • The ways gangs are defined and how gang violence is measured
  • Territorial conflicts
  • The risk factors for gang membership, and the warning signs that a young person is in a gang
  • The roles women and girls play in gangs and why they join
  • How they’re sexually exploited by gangs and the signs 
  • The windows of opportunity for intervention
  • Racial bias regarding gangs and how to challenge your own thinking about violent youth
  • The importance of inter-agency cooperation and intervening early
  • Methods for schools to handle at-risk and disruptive students
  • The role of the police, hospitals, and third sector groups in preventing gang recruitment and violence

Front line workers within the community, education and targeted youth support services, who need to recognise the signs that someone is in a gang and understand what can be done to prevent gang recruitment and youth violence.

E-Learning - Safeguarding Children - for Education - Level 1

This Safeguarding Children for Education Level 1 course is intended for people who work in the Education sector who make or who could potentially make onward safeguarding referrals to the police and Children’s Social Care.

Some of the topics covered in this course:

  • Everyone saw Victoria suffering but no one saved her
  • Serious case reviews 
  • Every Child Matters and the Children Act 2004 
  • Children’s Trusts and LSCB’s 
  • Baby P (Peter Connelly)
  • The Munro report 
  • Revision and streamlining of the legislation 
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 
  • Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships (LSCB)
  • LSCB: core functions 
  • What is meant by safeguarding? 
  • Who is responsible for safeguarding children? 
  • Some facts and myths 
  • What are we safeguarding children from? 
  • Definition of child abuse 
  • Definition of significant harm 
  • Parenting and abuse 
  • How to establish whether there is significant harm 
  • The role of Children’s Social Care 
  • Is there really a problem? 
  • Myths on how to treat children 
  • Who abuses children? 
  • Forms of abuse 
  • Indicators of abuse 
  • Children’s response to abuse 
  • Safeguarding: important principles 
  • Causes of physical abuse 
  • Signs from the victim and Signs form the abuser 
  • Effects on children 
  • Definition of emotional abuse 
  • Causes of emotional abuse 
  • Components of emotional abuse 
  • Signs of emotional abuse 
  • Signs from the abuser 
  • Emotional abuse during childhood 
  • Myths of sexual abuse 
  • Grooming 
  • Signs of sexual abuse 
  • Signs from the abuser 
  • Disclosure 
  • Cause of neglect 
  • Signs of neglect 
  • Signs from the abuser 
  • Asking questions
  • Attempt to resolve? 
  • Making Promises? 
  • Discuss with colleagues? 
  • Can you wait?
  • Keeping good records 
  • Concerns about a colleague? 
  • What children fear 
  • What children want 
  • Types of disclosure 
  • Safety first and avoiding promises 
  • Listen carefully
  • Do not interrogate 
  • Communicate appropriately 
  • Actions to avoid 
  • Actions to undertake

Practitioners will:

  • Learn the background and legal basis for safeguarding
  • Understand the importance of serious case reviews
  • Understand the origins and core functions of Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnerships
  • Know what is meant by safeguarding and child protection
  • Learn the definition of child protection and child abuse
  • Understand the concept of significant harm
  • Learn the key principles of child protection
  • Know what to do if child abuse is suspected
  • Know who abuses children
  • Learn the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Know the causes of abuse
  • Learn how to recognise signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator
  • Know the effects of abuse on children
  • Learn how to and how not to respond to concern that a child is at risk of harm
  • Know what information to record
  • Know what to do if you have concern
  • Learn how to respond to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect

Intended for all people working in the Education sector.

E-Learning - Data Protection

This engaging course explains what the key differences are between the old data protection regime and the new one. It also explains why and how the law has changed and what the improvements are. The course also talks about why it is important to keep personal data secure, the improved rights for individuals and the consequences should you not keep personal data secure.

Practioners will learn:

  • About the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act
  • The key differences between the current data protection regime and the new one
  • The primary aim of the new legislation
  • Who the legislation applies to and how they will be affected
  • What is meant by personal data and special category data
  • Why protecting personal data is important
  • What the core data protection principles are
  • The improved rights for individuals
  • The new conditions for consent
  • Who administers the penalties

Suitable for those who work with or can access personal data and/or sensitive personal data.  

This course provides a good grounding in data protection for anyone that deals with the general public and their information.

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