Understanding Child Safeguarding Course

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GBP £ 475

Course summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks, approximately 3 hours study time each week
  • 100 per cent online
  • Language: English
  • Structure: a mix of learning at your own pace and live workshops
  • Award: Certificate of Achievement
  • Discounts: A 10% discount applies to members of the KCS global network on registration.
    All training courses and membership services are free to small organisations. All income generated is reinvested within Keeping Children Safe.

About this course

Using the KCS International Child Safeguarding Standards as a foundation, this course will help you develop an understanding of child safeguarding and how to implement it in your organisation. 

Developed with experts from University College London and Brunel University, during this course, you will take part in an interactive mix of weekly self-paced, collaborative learning activities, discussion forums, live workshops, resources and online mentoring from facilitators actively working in the field. It includes quizzes and a final end-of-course assessment.

This course is designed for staff and volunteers in all organisations.

Over four weeks you will:

  • Consider the context for children, to help you be more child-focused, raise your awareness of the environment in which children might be living and the implications of this for child safeguarding.
  • Understand more about child abuse – what do we understand by the term child abuse? What does it mean in our own country, or in the country where we are working? How do local contexts influence how children are safeguarded?
  • Learn about child safeguarding and the International Child Safeguarding Standards
  • Learn how to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns and abuse.

Your facilitators

Vijay Baskar

Vijay Baskar is a qualified social worker with almost two decades of experience in raising standards on child safeguarding in NGOs, schools, donors, corporates and UN agencies. He has substantial experience of working alongside law enforcement, providing technical advice to the UK Police’s CEOP command and the Malaysian police.

Valentina Mirabolano

Valentina Mirabolano manages KCS’s advocacy, research and programme impact initiatives, and currently lead pan-regional advocacy on child safeguarding, including the development of a Latin America Center of Excellence on Child Safeguarding, in partnership with UNICEF, the UK and Uruguayan Governments. She is also a Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Stefan Yordanov, Capacity Building Programme Manager

Stefan Yordanov has over 15 years of experience in child safeguarding, evaluation, advocacy and capacity-building with expertise in child participation, disaster risk reduction, disability, education, inclusion and children in alternative care. As the Global Programme Manager for KCS’s capacity building services, he helps support donors, governments, corporates and NGOs to raise safeguarding standards.

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