Awareness of Child Abuse and neglect

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and can be defined by the following: protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All tutors should receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training to provide them with the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively. Tutors should know what to do if a child tells them he/she is being abused or neglected. Tutors should know how to manage the requirement to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality. This means only involving those who need to be involved, such as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (James Blencowe). Tutors should never promise a child that they will not tell anyone about a report of abuse, as this may ultimately not be in the best interests of the child.

  • Click here to to OSCB website.
  • Click on ‘eLearning Courses’.
  • Click on ‘Register’ and create own account.
  • Fill in ‘new user register’ (only need to do fields with * and create username).
  • Make note of username and password and log in.
  • Click ‘Register’.
  • Click on ‘eLearning Courses’.
  • Click on the correct training course – Level 2: Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect’.
  • Tick the ‘Terms and Conditions Box’.
  • Click on ‘Book Now’.

The cost for the training is £0.

You will be asked to complete a webinar in addition to the above. This is not essential for our Safeguarding requirements, though it is a “nice to have” certificate – may be useful for you in other jobs.

You can then start the course by clicking the computer screen under ‘Active eLearning Courses’ and next to ‘Load Course’ and begin your training.

At the end of the online training it tells you how to create a certificate.  Please do this as we need this on our file.  Please email it to Zoe Downey (


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