Level 1 Safeguarding Children

  • CSTF Aligned
  • Level: Foundation
  • Study time: 2 hours
Complete the theory requirements for standard 11 of the Care Certificate with our online course
This course gives you the foundation knowledge you need for any role which may come into contact with children. The course covers the theoretical requirements for standard 11 of the Care Certificate and is CSTF aligned.
  • Modules: 3
  • Exams: 2
Who is this course for?
Course Modules
Learning Outcomes
Technical Requirements

Who Is This Course For?

 Anyone who has a responsibility for safeguarding children in their paid or voluntary role.

If you are based in Jersey, we recommend our Working Together to Safeguard Children course, which is endorsed by the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board.

Course Modules

  • The Law and Children's Rights
  • What is Child Abuse?
  • Raising Safeguarding Concerns

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Know potential indicators of child maltreatment in its different forms
  • Be aware of child trafficking, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, modern slavery, gang and electronic media abuse, sexual exploitation, county line
  • Be aware of the vulnerability of certain groups of children
  • Understand risk associated with the internet and social networking
  • Understand the impact a parent/carer's physical and mental health can have on the wellbeing of a child
  • Understand the importance of children's rights in the safeguarding/child protection context
  • Know what action to take if they have concerns should be reported and from whom to seek advice
  • Be aware of relevant legislation

  • Assessment

    You must gain a minimum of 75% in the end of module assessments in order to gain your certificate for this course. You can attempt the assessments as many times as you would like.

    Technical Requirements

    Please make sure you are familiar with our technical requirements before commencing a course:

     Web browser: Google Chrome or Firefox. Some of our courses/elements of courses will not work on other internet browsers.

     Device: Although our courses work on any device connected to the internet, we recommend a desktop or laptop for optimal learning experience.

     Internet: You need to have an internet connection to access any of our online training courses.

     PDF Reader: Some of our courses come with PDFs and Word documents for download. You need to ensure that you have a PDF reader and word processor on your device to access these documents if you would like to download them.



  • Each of our courses comes with a certificate which you can use to demonstrate your knowledge to the world.
  • Some of our courses have assessments attached to them and you must achieve a certain mark to pass the assessment and gain your certificate.
  • The certificates are printable, and will be saved in your Care Academy profile where they will remain for as long as you keep your Care Academy account. For further information about downloading your certificate after you have exited a course, visit our Virtual Help Desk.

    Your certificate will be personalised with the name which you enter on completion of the course.
    • Name of the course completed
    • Date that the course was completed
    • Expiry date of certificate (where applicable)
    • Stamps of approval and/or accreditations
    • Learning outcomes of what you have learned during your training
    • Assessment score (only applicable for some courses)
    Example Certificate