Child Protection (Short Course)

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Why Study Child Protection?

Anyone who comes into contact with children on a regular basis must play an active role in protecting them from harm.  Child protection is a responsibility that must be shared between those who work with, care for, educate and support children of all ages.  It is the basic human right of every child to enjoy a safe, supportive and nurturing upbringing.  Children who experience physical or emotional abuse face an elevated risk of severe developmental issues.  Unfortunately, many instances of abuse and mistreatment are detected only when the damage has already been done. The key to effective child protection lies in preventing mistreatment from happening the first place.  For anyone looking to play a more active role in the protection of children, our free online child protection courses come highly recommended.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand who takes responsibility for safeguarding children
  • Identify some of the potential warning signs of abuse or neglect
  • Take appropriate action where a child is believed to be at risk 

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Child Protection Course Covers the following key topics:

  • Who is Responsible for Safeguarding?
  • What is Safeguarding?
  • What is the Purpose of Child Safeguarding?
  • The Six Safeguarding Principles
  • Type of Actions if There is a Concern for Safeguarding a Child
  • What is Considered Neglect from a Child Safeguarding Perspective?
  • Safeguarding Responsibilities of School Staff
  • The Safeguarding Responsibilities of Teachers



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing