Child Neglect Certification
Throughout the UK, nearly 10% of all children are experiencing or have experienced neglect. Living through this type of treatment can affect a person in childhood, as well as all the way through to adulthood.
Unfortunately, neglect is one of the hardest forms of child abuse to recognise, as it can appear subtly. In addition, many children who are neglected hide it as best they can, especially as they get older, and conditions worsen. Being able to identify the risk factors, signs and symptoms of child neglect can help you keep the children in your life safe.
This course goes into detail about child neglect. We begin by talking about the basic forms of neglect, including physical, emotional and educational, and how they manifest.
Next, we review the factors that may mean that a child is at a higher risk of being neglected than their peers.
A discussion of the warning signs of neglect, including the emotional and behavioural changes that a neglected child may exhibit, follows.
Finally, we review the best practices to keep in mind when responding to disclosures, as well as how you can report your concerns to the authorities.
You Will Learn:
- What the long-term effects of child neglect are
- How to identify children who are at risk by their behaviour and the situation
- The factors that impact how a person responds to child neglect
- The signs and symptoms that mean that you need to examine a child’s situation in closer detail
- What happens after you report your concerns
Benefits of Taking this Course:
- Understanding more about the lifelong impact that neglect can have on a child
- Learning more about the importance of reporting your concerns immediately
- Understanding how neglect occurs and what the risk factors are
- Being able to confidently look out for the children in your life whom you care about
- Learning how to cope with allegations, disclosures and suspicions of neglect
Who can take the Child Neglect Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Child Neglect Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.