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Understanding child safeguarding

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Course summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks, approx. 3 hours study time each week
  • 100 per cent online
  • Language: English
  • Structure: a mix of learning at your own pace + live workshops
  • Price: £475*
  • Award: Certificate of Achievement

*A 10% discount applies to members of the KCS global network on registration. Small organisations with small budgets can register for membership today, which will entitle you to access these courses for free. If you have any questions, do get in touch with our team. Please note: All income generated from our training courses is reinvested back into KCS to help keep children safe.

About this course

Keeping Children Safe is an independent, not-for-profit with the mission to help organisations across a wide range of sectors make sure that children in their care, or children they work with, are kept safe from exploitation and abuse. 

Based on our decades of experience around the world and using our internationally recognised standards as a benchmark, this course has been tailored to help you develop an understanding of child safeguarding and how to implement it in your organisation. 

Over a period of four weeks, you will take part in an interactive mix of self-paced, as well as live, collaborative learning activities, discussion forums, webinars, resources and online mentoring from facilitators actively working in the field.

What you will learn

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to start implementing safeguarding measures in your organisation.

Look at the context for children, to help you be more child-focused, raise your awareness of the environment in which children might be living and the implications of this for child safeguarding.

Understand child abuse – what do we understand by the term child abuse? What does it mean in our own country, or in the country where we are working? How do local contexts influence how children are safeguarded?

Get introduced to child safeguarding and the International Child Safeguarding Standards

Learn how to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns and abuse.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone working with, or for children in organisations of all types and sizes.

Every organisation needs to make sure its staff, operations and programmes do no harm to children. To ensure that no child gets exposed to abuse – and that any concerns about children’s safety are reported to the appropriate authorities.

Preventing child abuse in organisations takes more than policies and procedures, it requires leadership, accountability and culture change. It means listening to children and transforming the entire mission of your organisation to put their rights, dignity and safety at the heart of every decision.

Everything you will learn in this course will help you and your organisation keep children safe. So make sure to book your place today!

Your facilitators

Vijay Baskar

Vijay Baskar
I am a qualified social worker with almost two decades of experience in raising standards on child safeguarding in NGOs, schools, donors, corporates and UN agencies. I have substantial experience of working alongside law enforcement and provided technical advice to the UK Police’s CEOP command and the Malaysian police.

Valentina Mirabolano

Valentina Mirabolano
I manage KCS’s advocacy, research and programme impact initiatives, and currently lead pan-regional advocacy on child safeguarding, including the development of a Latin America Center of Excellence on Child Safeguarding, in partnership with UNICEF, the UK and Uruguayan Governments. I am also a Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Stefan Yordanov, Capacity Building Programme Manager

Stefan Yordanov
I have over 15 years of experience in child safeguarding, evaluation, advocacy and capacity-building with expertise in child participation, disaster risk reduction, disability, education, inclusion and children in alternative care. As the Global Programme Manager for KCS’s capacity building services, I help support donors, governments, corporates and NGOs to raise safeguarding standards.

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