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Risk Assessment in Safeguarding


Price excluding VAT is £30.00

Price is per online user of this course. UK buyers pay £36 including VAT.

In 2006, the Government outlined the knowledge base and actions expected for those who work with children, young people and families. It was stated that all those involved must be able to recognise and know how to act upon evidence that a child’s health or development is or may be impaired.

The aim of this module is to help practitioners from all agencies develop an understanding of theories of risk assessment and become competent in applying them when working with children, young people and their families.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Virtual College



By the end of this module, you should:

  • Be able to recognize and understand the concepts of risk assessment and risk management
  • Be aware of the key research and theories underpinning good assessment
  • Be familiar with the thresholds and criteria used in analyzing risk
  • Be aware of the indicators for abuse in relation to potentially dangerous families
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change
  • Have considered the issues of capacity and motivation to change

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Overview – Definitions of Risk
  • Models for Risk Assessment
  • Completing a Risk Assessment
  • Role and Responsibilities


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course and assessment you will gain the EAL Level 3 Award


On completion of this course you will be able to print a certificate.


With approximately 57 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

Student Testimonials

User friendly and clarifies responsibilities that all professionals have a role to safeguard children and young people.” – ML

“It was easy to learn the materials and the graphs and material was useful for me to understand clearly.” – FS

“It was compact and full of relevant info.” – JT


10 to 49 users – 10% discount

50 to 99 users – 20% discount

100 to 249 users – 33% discount

250 to 499 users – 50% discount

500 to 999 users – 60% discount

1000 to 1999 users – 75% discount

2000+ users – 80% discount

To find out about discounts on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Discounts are calculated during the checkout process.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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