Gateway Level 2 Award – Introduction to Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People

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Year: 2020/21
Exam Board: Gateway

You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2020. You have to have been a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years or be a family member of an EEA national.

Content & Overview
This qualification will support you to understand 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. The definition of a child is a person aged below 16 and young people are those aged between 16 and 18. 

This course contains 1 Unit, which covers the following: 

  • Key elements of the law on safeguarding children and young people.
  • How adults working with children can take steps to protect themselves from allegations and complaints within their everyday practice in a work setting.
  • Ways in which concerns about children and young people cab be report
  • Characteristics and different types of child abuse
  • Actions to take in response to evidence that a child or young person has been abused or at risk of being abused
  • How to respond to a child or young person who discloses abuse
  • Identification of those people who the information of abuse or suspected abuse may be shared with 

Suitable for
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. This course is ideal if you are working with, or wishing to work, with children and young people. This includes those in voluntary or unpaid positions.

Delivery method
You have two options when doing this course. Face to face classroom learning or online distance learning.
You can start online anytime to suit your needs.
Dates below are for face to face sessions only.

Course DatesDayTimeLocationCost
To be confirmedTuesday9.30am – 2.30pmAshby Community HubFree*

*Course is free of charge, but evidence of benefit status (if applicable) is required in accordance with ESFA Funding Rules.

Before the course you will complete an initial assessment to gauge your current level of knowledge. The course is continuously assessed using a variety of assessments – you will complete one written assessment.
Further Study
Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers.  Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress onto:
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding & Prevent Qualification
Gateway Entry Level Award in Skills for Childcare
NCFE Level 2/3 Supporting Teaching & Learning Qualifications.
Additional Information
You will need to bring a notepad and a pen.

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