Safeguarding Awareness Recognising and Responding to Abuse (Level 2) - Children and Young People

This course is essential for people who have regular contact, or periods of intense but irregular, contact with children and young people to ensure that those working with children and young people understand and know how to safeguard children and how to respond when they suspect abuse.

Length of course

One day.

Who should attend?

  • Early years providers
  • Childcare providers
  • All types of schools
  • Health professionals
  • Professionals working with children or families

Please note Southampton City Council staff should access Safeguarding Level 2 training through Learning and Development.

You will be able to:

  • Understand what we mean by safeguarding children and young people.
  • Identify possible signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if neglect or abuse is suspected.
  • Identify vulnerable groups.
  • Understand the key legislation to safeguard and protect children and young people and your role within it.
  • Reflect on learning from Serious Case Reviews and consider emerging key themes including Contextual Safeguarding.
  • Understand the Southampton Children’s Advice and Duty Service, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and how to referral.
  • Understand PREVENT and how this links to safeguarding children and young people.

Session dates

  • Tuesday 9 July 2024 - 9am to 4pm - Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday 1 October 2024 - 9am to 4pm - Civic Centre

Beverages only included for face to face format training - please make your own arrangements for food.

Fee for training

Southampton City Council Maintained Schools: £40

Subsidised price for Southampton PVI Early Years & Childcare providers and voluntary organisations: £35

Academies, free schools and other organisations: £50

Positive feedback from past attendees

Manager – “Really detailed and a lot of info for further info.”

ELSA/Inclusion TA – “Very informative session. Good info on links to support services.”

Early Years Practitioner – “It was very helpful and well detailed. I was able to learn many different things which I was not aware of before.”


Please give 14 days written notice of cancellation to avoid being charged.


Southampton City Council reserves the right to charge the full training fee for non-attendance.


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