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Safeguarding Children

1 year
September 2024

Safeguarding children is a high profile area of work, where decision making carries a high order of risk for children, their families and those who engage with them. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of child protection work and be able to demonstrate effective, evidence based skills with our PG Certificate (PG Cert) in Safeguarding Children.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be equipped with knowledge that will help you to critically evaluate past and current safeguarding policy and practice in children’s and young people’s services, early years, education, social work and care and health and community work.
  • You’ll also be able to generate new ideas and approaches to safeguarding policy and practice when working with children and young people.

What you'll do

  • The School has a research profile of national and international significance because of its contributions to the development of child care practice and research.
  • We’ll provide learning opportunities to enhance your decision-making skills in complex safeguarding situations involving children and young people.
  • You’ll benefit from the multi-disciplinary backgrounds and experiences of others on the course, mirroring the importance of multi-agency work to underpin all contemporary children’s services.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Dr Zoe O'Riordan
Senior Lecturer

Future careers

The PG Certificate (PG Cert) in Safeguarding Children course was developed to support practitioners and others whose work or research interests lie in a wide range of services for children, young people, their parents or carers.

Fees and funding

Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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