Safeguarding and Leadership or Safeguarding and Leadership in Healthcare

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL089
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £36.00

Start Dates


Our in-depth course provides extensive guidance and learning regarding the roles and responsibilities of the safeguarding leads and managers in healthcare.

Anyone who works with children or vulnerable adults understands that safeguarding is an important part of their role.

The leadership roles and responsibilities cover many different topics and safeguarding areas, so up-to-date and in-depth knowledge is vital.

What will I study?

You will learn

  • Governance, why it is important, and how to apply it
  • Duty of Candour, relevant policies and procedures
  • The importance of ‘safeguarding disclosures’, the responsibilities and roles of groups and named or designated professionals, and the overall response to a safeguarding disclosure
  • How supervision is linked to performance and improvement, and the responsibilities of a supervisor
  • The skills needed to support and manage stress, wellbeing, and resilience
  • The impact of Serious Case Reviews on Adult and Child Practice Reviews, and their contribution to safeguarding legislation and policy
  • The legislation, guidance and regulation relating to health and social care
  • The signs and signals of abuse in both children and adults, how and why to report effectively record it
  • The benefits of multi-agency working and information sharing, and the framework in place to facilitate it
  • The roles and responsibilities relevant to job roles and organisations, for both children and adults, across sectors
  • The ways children and young people use technology and the internet, identify e-safety practices, how to report online abuse and how to seek further support
  • Cyberbullying, the triggers for cyberhate, and the risks and consequences for victims.
  • Online abuse relating to children and the process of grooming
  • How to assess risk in Child Sexual Exploitation
  • FGM, abuse linked to faith or belief, and honour-based violence, and how to help children and adults in vulnerable situations
  • The motives and indicators of forced marriage, and potential consequences for victims
  • Who is at risk of modern slavery, the indicators, and the National Referral Mechanism
  • The definition of trafficking and its causes and consequences
  • Indicators of radicalisation and the government’s Prevent and CONTEST strategies against radicalisation and extremism
  • Signs of domestic violence and how to help adults and children at risk
  • Why assessing mental capacity is important
  • Legislation relating to these issues










Entry Requirements

Roles including:

  • Senior Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Safeguarding Leads
  • Anyone working with children and/or adults in the workplace



How will I be assessed?


Approximately 2 and a half hours. With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 and half hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of e-learning courses, click here for further information.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email