Course Content

This is a Basic level course

It is important to understand that every organisation must think about safeguarding. The management and/or Trustees need to have a solid understanding of what abuse is, including subtle abuse such as coercive behaviour, in order to make sure that you have safeguarding policies and procedures in place.  This course will go through the forms of abuse and show you how to develop procedures to identify potential risks, take appropriate action and ensure that safeguarding is an organisation-wide concern.

Specifically we will look at:

  • Policies and procedures - what you need to have in place
  • What is abuse and safeguarding?
  • Steps to creating a safeguarding policy including how to implement procedures


This course is suitable for everyone, you do not need any prior knowledge of the topic or of policies and procedures.

PLEASE NOTE: this video contains necessary but graphic, language and contents.

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We aim to provide as much free, accessible material as possible. DCA offers courses free or at lower cost where we have obtained funding or sponsorship Some resources are offered on a paid-for basis so that we can cover our costs and continue to provide this material to community groups, charities or social companies. We are able to offer a lower price to DCA members because of the membership fees they have paid. (Please do not click on the discounted rate unless you are sure that your organisation is a member.) On average a course costs us about £300 to create and your support is appreciated. You can donate any amount towards our work using the link below or sponsor our work through a partnership agreement which has benefits for both organisations. We are a registered charity and our number is 1060910.