Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Designated Officer course)

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This course is designed for people who work around children and need a strong knowledge of safeguarding. This course goes further into safeguarding procedure and the ways in which you should tackle suspected abuse to safeguard children from future harm.

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Course Description

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All about this Safeguarding Children Level 3 course

This Designated Safeguarding Officer for Children Level 3 course gives the user good knowledge about why safeguarding is so important. It explains the role of the designated safeguarding lead, what they are responsible for and the training they must do. Single assessments are introduced, as well as the levels in the threshold of needs. The course also looks at the short term and long-term risks that a child can suffer from being abused. Finally, procedures on how to report and respond to concerns that a child is being abused and the steps to follow are covered in detail.

Ideally you will have attained your Level 2 in Safeguarding Children before starting this course.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 5 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 5 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

This course includes the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 update which came into force on the 1st September 2023.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to safeguarding – In our first unit it will explain what safeguarding is and who the responsible person is. It will finish off by looking at the statistics relating to child abuse.
  • Unit 2 – Safeguarding and the law – This unit will look at the law surrounding safeguarding and what the key principles of the acts are. It will explain each law in detail and give background information on why they came into place.
  • Unit 3 – Safeguarding structure – In this unit we will be looking at what is involved for a child in the single assessment. It will explain how safeguarding is applied to children who live with different disabilities.
  • Unit 4 – Types of abuse – This unit will look at all possible types of abuse that a child may be exposed to. It will explore what the signs and symptoms are that a child may be being abused. This unit will also look at who may an abuser.
  • Unit 5 – Recognising Risks – In this unit we will be looking at how you can recognise the risks of a child being abused. It will explore what risk factors can make a child more susceptible to being abused or neglected.
  • Unit 6 – Reporting and responding to concerns – This unit will look at how a person can report and respond to concerns that a child is being abused. It will look at the different types of disclosure and how to record concerns and disclosures.
  • Unit 7 – Recording concerns – This unit will be looking in detail how to report and record concerns that a child is being abused. It will look at the methods that are most useful.
  • Unit 8 – Post referral – In our final unit we will be looking at what happens after a referral has been made. As well as the timescale of a single assessment. It will also explain in detail about the thresholds of need guidance and the four levels.
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“The learner is able to take a break and go back to the training at any time. The certificate is easy to download and a printed version is also posted to the learner. The quiz at the end really tests the learner’s knowledge to evidence they have learnt what is expected.”

Sophie Aiken

HR Manager
KASBAH Supported Housing

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Designated Officer course) course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Designated Officer course) course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Designated Officer course) course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Safeguarding Children Level 3 Course
Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Designated Officer course)
£49 + VAT