Risk Assessment in Safeguarding

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Course Overview

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.

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

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

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


Target Audience

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


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 and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


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

CPD Accreditation

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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.