Safeguarding Level 2

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.

  • Go to OSCB website (opens new tab)
  • Choose Level 2 Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Click ‘More information & booking’
  • Follow the steps given by OSCB
  • When asked ‘What best describes your organisation’, please select ‘Schools/Colleges – Independent’, ‘All Independent’.

The cost for the training is £0.

Please note, on the OSCB website, you will be asked to sign up to a webinar.  You are not required to take the webinar for our purposes, just the online course.

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 whole thing it tells you how to create a certificate.  Please do this as we need this on our file.  Please email it to Zoe Downey (