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  • Course description
    Keeping children safe and free from harm is crucial to their overall development and well being.

    This course has been written to help parents and practitioners to understand the importance of protecting children from danger.  It covers a wide range of topics including safety in the home and garden, abuse, bullying and internet chat rooms.

    Before it is possible for parents and practitioners to protect children, they must first be able to understand why children are at risk and from what.

    This course will help you to look at the dangers around you and to encourage you to eliminate as many of these potential dangers as possible.

    At the end of this course you should be able to:-

        * Recognise what constitutes danger.
        * Be aware of how to avoid danger within the home and garden.
        * Know how to spot the signs of abuse in children.
        * Be able to help and advise children with regard to internet safety.
        * Spot the signs of bullying and know how to deal with it.
        * Address basic first aid issues.

    This course covers the following syllabus:-

    Unit One: Abuse

        * Physical Abuse
        * Protecting Children From Physical Abuse
        * Emotional Abuse
        * Protecting Children From Emotional Abuse
        * Sexual Abuse
        * Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse
        * Neglect
        * Protecting Children From Neglect

    Unit Two: Keeping Children Safe in the Home

        * Dangers in the Home
        * Kitchen
        * Living Room or Play Room
        * Dining room
        * Bedrooms
        * Bathroom and Toilet
        * Hall, Stairs and Landing
        * Food Safety
        * Hand Washing
        * Shopping for Food
        * Food Storage
        * Food Preparation
        * Animal Safety
        * Equipment Safety

    Unit Three: Keeping Children Safe in the Garden

        * Drowning
        * Play Areas
        * Barbeques
        * Gardening
        * Sun Care

    Unit Four: Keeping Children Safe when they are Away from Home


        * Stranger Danger
        * Abduction
        * Protection for Teenage Children
        * Anti Social Behaviour
        * Sexuality
        * Depression and Mental Health
        * Eating Disorders
        * Leaving Home
        * Missing From Home
        * Pregnancy
        * Dangers on the Road

    Unit Five: Protecting Children with Disabilities

        * Abuse
        * Signs of Abuse
        * How can you Help

    Unit Six: Bullying


        * What is Bullying
        * Feelings
        * Affected People
        * Victim
        * How can you Help
        * Signs of Bullying
        * The Bully
        * How to Help Children who Resort to Bullying
        * How to Cope

    Unit Seven: Danger on line


        * Chat Rooms
        * Ground Rules for Internet Safety
        * Warning Signs

    Unit Eight: Common Accidents and Basic First Aid

        * Choking
        * Bleeding
        * Accidental Poisoning
        * Burns or Scalds
        * Falls
        * Drowning
        * Assessing the Situation
        * Assessing the Casualty
        * Breathing for the Casualty
        * Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
        * The Recovery Position

    How do I study for the course?

    Keeping Children Safe is a distance learning course that allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You will receive a course manual, assignments and study guide as well as full tutor support.

    How is my work assessed?

    Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments plus one extended essay.

    What entry requirements do I need?

    There are no entry requirements for this course just a willingness to follow the course guidline.

    What about tutor support?

    You will receive fully qualified tutor support for a full year from the day you receive the course, to  complete this course it will take in the region of 100 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period.

    How do I send in my work?

    You can post or e-mail your assignments for marking. It is best to wait for the results of your assignments before you move onto the next section just to make sure you have passed that assignment.

    Is there a complimentary course which may help?

    Yes, our Child Psychology course.

    What qualification will I receive?

    On successful completion of the course, you will receive a UK Open Learning Diploma and the course is currently awaiting accreditation by a national awarding body.

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