Safeguarding Staff - eLearning Only

eLearning Component Only

This eLearning course is tailored to supporting those staff who hold a safeguarding position and/or additional safeguarding responsibilities within their organisation.  This eLearning course is one part of our Safeguarding Staff training programme. In registering for our eLearning Only Option, Learners receive access to our informative, engaging and interactive Safeguarding Staff eLearning Course only. This differs from our Blended Learning Option, which enables Learners access to this eLearning course and enrolment on a virtual classroom Safeguarding Staff Online Class. 

However, this can be ideal for those Safeguarding Staff who wish to focus their learning on their strategic safeguarding responsibilities as they are confident in their operational elements and in providing case advice, guidance and support within their organisation. It is also a suitable option for Safeguarding Staff wishing to refresh their specialist learning. Any Safeguarding Staff wishing to develop both their strategic and operational practice should view our Blended Learning Option instead.

This eLearning is designed to complement and build on Safeguarding Staff's prior safeguarding and child protection learning (this is a pre-course requisite) and will guide Learners towards being competent and confident in conducting their safeguarding role and responsibilities. Learners explore their potential safeguarding role and responsibilities alongside organisational safeguarding considerations.  We achieve this by focusing on the 5 Core Components of Safeguarding.


In exploring these core components, Learners will also be guided through various safeguarding elements, including but not exclusive to -

  • Safeguarding all environments.
  • Best and Required Practice, e.g. Policies and Procedures, Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding Codes of Conduct, etc.
  • The strategic and operational responsibilities of Safeguarding Staff.
  • Unsuitable and unsafe people and the associated organisational risks of exploitation.
  • Responding to child well-being concerns and/or allegations against staff.
  • The importance of being child-centred and focused.

A pre-requisite for this course is that learners must have already completed their basic safeguarding and child protection training.

Please see additional information for further guidance relating to:

  • Course aim and learning objectives.
  • Course duration.
  • Learning material and methods.
  • Technical requirements.
  • Evaluation data and certificates.

Aim and Learning Objectives 

Aim - To support learners in being competent and confident in conducting their safeguarding role and responsibilities.

Learning objectives - by the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recall the 5 Core Components of Safeguarding and identify how these can be represented within their organisation.
  • Confirm their role as Safeguarding Staff.
  • Define the safeguarding responsibilities best served by them as Safeguarding Staff.
  • Apply best practice when supporting others with safeguarding or child protection concerns, whether they relate to a child's well-being or allegations against staff. 
  • Demonstrate best practice when working together with others (internally and externally) in responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns.

Course Duration - This eLearning only course option is recognised as 2.5hrs professional development time. However, learners go at their own pace and complete in their own time. Learners simply pick up where they left off. Learners also have ongoing access to the course material for up to 12 months from their purchase date.  

Learning Material - All material is informed by local and global legislation, guidance, research and case learnings. Most scenarios and case studies are based on real-life scenarios.

All material has been managed sensitively. However, given the nature of the subject, there is a natural emotional component to this course. We have managed this sensitively, and the course does reflect trigger warnings where applicable. 

Learning Methods - A variety of learning methods are used within this course. Examples include but are not exclusive to:

  • Specialist content
  • Inter-active exercises
  • Information markers and scrolls
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies and Scenarios
  • Videos
  • Visual tools
  • Practical resources and templates

Technical Requirements

Our course should work in most web browsers, although we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course.

Our course is best viewed via a desktop and is compatible with most tablet devices. It may be accessed via a mobile device; however, to maintain a quality learning experience, we do not advocate the use of mobiles. 

Where possible, Holistic Safeguarding will offer support; however, we are unable to provide full technical support.

Videos clips hosted via external video sharing sites feature in our courses. Video playback controls will vary and are dependent on the browser used to take the course and where the video is hosted. If you experience problems with the videos, then we recommend you try taking the course in a different browser.

Our FAQ also holds additional technical troubleshooting information should it be needed.

Evaluation Data and Certificates - All learning is evidenced to support personal and organisational learning and development requirements. 

Evaluation Data - 

  • Learners complete pre and post-learning feedback forms. If requested by the individual or those registering learners, this can be provided as report data.  
  • We also contact learners 6-9months post their course completion to seek feedback on how they have integrated their learning into their applied practice. 
  • At 12 months learners will be notified they are due to refresh their training.

Certificates - Upon successful completion, learners are provided with a personalised certificate of achievement.  To further assist Learners in evidencing their professional development, our certificates also confirms the course aim, objectives and study time (2.5 hours).