Keeping Children Safe: The Role of Volunteers

This module is aimed at any student who volunteers or is planning to volunteer with children and young people.  It aims to be an introduction to the issues of safeguarding and is not intended to replace any role-specific training that you may received from your volunteering organisation.  By taking part you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the different types of abuse and how to recognise them;
  • Understand and follow good practice guidelines when working with children and young people;
  • Think through what to do if you have concerns about the safety of a child or young person.

When you are ready to begin, please click "Introduction" in the left hand menu. Please work through all five sections in turn, which are made up of video, text and interactive content, before undertaking the assessment at the end.