Safeguarding Course

£20 for one year's access.

This course is designed to provide children activity providers with the knowledge, skills and understanding of Safeguarding and Wellbeing that is required to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to protect them from harm. 

The course will cover understanding the implications of safeguarding and well-being for activity providers, the roles, and responsibilities of all involved, the various categories of abuse, the legal framework surrounding safeguarding, how to recognise abuse, the importance of reporting concerns, and how to respond appropriately to safeguarding incidents.

The course takes less than 2 hours. 

You don’t have to complete the course all in one go. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Safeguarding

  • Introduction to Safeguarding
  • Why is Safeguarding Important?
  • Who do we Safeguard?
  • Examples of Safeguarding

Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles and responsibilities of different professionals in Safeguarding
  • Multi-agency working in Safeguarding
  • Benefits of MASH

Module 3: Categories of Abuse

  • Overview of different types of abuse (e.g. physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Factors that may increase vulnerability to abuse

Module 4: The Legal Framework

  • Legislation Acts & Regulations
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Legislation & Codes of Practice

Module 5: Recognising and Responding to Abuse

  • Strategies for recognising abuse
  • Importance of reporting concerns
  • Procedures for Responding to Safeguarding Incidents

Module 6: Preventing Abuse and Promoting Well-being

  • Strategies for preventing abuse
  • Promoting well-being of children and vulnerable adults
  • Importance of ongoing training and development in Safeguarding


This course will be assessed:

  • At the end of each module, learners will be required to complete a MCQ (multi choice questions) to test their understanding of the content.
  • Full completion of the modules will be required for successful Certification release.

Revalidation: is every 3 years to update knowledge.

Continual Professional development (CPD) 

On successful completion the learner will gain 1 CPD point.


Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate will confirm that they have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Pip Wilkins

Pip Wilkins is the Chief Executive of the British Franchise Association (bfa). With 25 years’ experience in the franchise sector, Pip has worked her way up within the Association, gaining insight from all areas of the business and the franchise industry. She is well-known and highly regarded in franchising for her dedication and depth of knowledge. Pip regularly speaks at conferences and seminars both domestically and internationally, as well as writing on franchising matters for national, local and franchising trade press. Pip is also a regular judge for the annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, the Franchise Marketing Awards and Global Franchise Awards. Pip represents the UK at both the European Franchise Federation (EFF) and World Franchise Council (WFC). The bfa has grown to be one of the largest franchise associations in Europe, and one of the most successful associations in the world.

Theo Millward

Theo Millward is a graduate of Lancaster University with a BBA in Management. In 2016 Theo purchased UK swim school, Swimtime from the founders which teaches 20,000 children a week. Following a multi-award- winning digital transformation, during the global pandemic, Theo and his team founded Franscape, a saas that digitally transforms Franchise brands. FranScape won New Business of the Year at the UK Business Awards.

Andy Georgiou

Andy is the Founder of ICAP and a leading UK Franchise Business Consultant. He is fiercely committed to helping children’s activity providers build successful and profitable businesses. With qualifications in Business Management, Digital Media and Marketing, he has helped build, advise and grow leading 6 and 7 fiqure children’s education, sports and activity brands in the past 17 years.

Frank Sahlein

Frank has been active in the Children’s Activity Center industry as an athlete, coach, business owner, consultant and business broker. He is a native of San Mateo, California and graduated from San Jose State University in California (USA).
Frank was a pioneer of the Children’s Learning Opportunity Center concept from 1976 – 2016 at the Wings Center in Boise, Idaho (USA) – a blend of Sports Instruction, Arts, Education, Entertainment and Outreach programs.
As a business management innovator, Frank has delivered over 1,000 presentations for a variety of Children’s Activity Center industries such as gymnastics, swimming, cheerleading, dance, martial arts/ninja and child care/education.
3rd Level Consulting is a Business Development and Service Provider Partner for private industry companies, associations, and organizations in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Panama.
Two-time recipient of the National Business Leader Award from USA Gymnastics, Frank is the author of “Building Your Business Potential” and “Designing Your Empowered Life”. He is the creator of the SmartEDGE™ Business Applications and Management Certification Courses. He is the co-founder of LEAP Learning and the MetaSpheres Corp, and is the founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Child Development Programs.
His passions include his beautiful wife Lourdes Gonzalez, family, friends, fitness training, transformational reading and travel.