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Child Safeguarding in SKIP

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Child Safeguarding in SKIP

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  • Level 0: Beginner


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    • Child Safeguarding in SKIP

      Welcome to the SKIP e-learning module Child Safeguarding in SKIP!

      This module will take 30 minutes to complete. Please ensure that you also complete the quiz, feedback and confirmation of completion at the end of the module. 

      Please note that SKIP e-learning is charity wide for all our members so there will not be any branch/country/project specific information. Instead the e-learning will focus on charity wide processes and systems you need to know about.  If you are a project volunteer you should receive country specific training from your branch. If you are concerned about this please contact

      Trigger Warning: This module discusses issues surrounding child abuse, which can be distressing.

      If you have any issues completing this module or have any specific feedback you would like to share please contact

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    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Students for Kids International Projects. There are 4 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      • Understand what is meant by child protection and child abuse

      • To be able to recognise the signs of possible child abuse

      • To understand what to do if you suspect child abuse

      • To be aware of safeguarding procedures in SKIP

    • Course dates:

      First Published 26/11/2020.

    Course content

    Below is the course content. You can click on any section here and it will take you through to this section of the course.

      What is Child Protection?

      Child protection is actions taken to protect a child from harm. This harm can be intentional or unintentional. You may also hear it referred to as child safeguarding. 

      What is a Child?

      A child is defined by the UN as someone who is less than 18 years old. 

      Why is it important?

      • Protection of children and their rights

      • Children are vulnerable. They do not know their rights and are unable exercise their rights

      • Your beneficiaries may be even more vulnerable and because of language and cultural barriers, tackling these issues is even harder

      • To protect you and your volunteers

      Child abuse can manifest in different ways and there are different ways it can present.

      Find out more by watching the video below.
      The transcript from the video is also attached. 

      There are many myths surrounding child abuse including who it happens to, why it happens and who is most likely to perpetrate it

      For the following statements in the attached page write down whether you think it is a fact or a myth, before going onto the explanation and answer in the next page. 

      Following on from this, you'll have a chance to explore your own perceptions and how your own attitudes and beliefs can impact on the way you relate to others. 

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      We recognise that safeguarding children in the context of other cultures can be challenging due to some of the differing attitudes and beliefs we have explored in previous sections. 

      In this section we will look at the UN rights of the child and how they apply to our work in SKIP. We'll also look at some of the limitations on what we can achieve. 

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      This section will discuss the reporting procedures within SKIP if you have Child Safeguarding concerns on project. 

      The most important message to take away is to report any child protection concern in a timely manner. The trustees will guide any further action that needs to be taken.

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      SKIP has numerous procedures and training opportunities to ensure all our volunteers feel comfortable with child safeguarding. 

      This includes stringent pre-project planning, comprehensive training and debriefing services and support offered to volunteers post project. 

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      • Child protection is actions to protect children from harm and is important for every SKIP member. 

      • All child protection incidents on project should be reported directly to the trustee on call.

      • Cultural differences and different perceptions between different individuals can sometimes make abuse difficult to identify- if you have any concern always report an incident to the trustees. 

      • All volunteers must have a criminal record check before project and there are lots more additional child safeguarding training opportunities.

      • Branches must provide specific training to volunteers on safeguarding within their project company. 

      Well done you've almost completed Child Safeguarding in SKIP!

      To pass the module you will need to get a minimum of 80% in the quiz, complete the feedback form and the confirmation of completion.

      End of module quiz-
      To access the quiz click on the quiz icon and click start attempt.
      Answer the questions (you can always check back to the module if you're unsure of an answer).
      Click 'submit all and finish' to finish your attempt.
      Click 'finish review' when you have checked your answers.

      You need to score 80% or over to complete the quiz. If you have scored under 8 you will need to complete the quiz again. Click on start another attempt to try again.
      You can repeat the quiz as many times as you like.

      Feedback Form-
      Click on 'Answer the questions' to open the form.
      Answer the questions and click 'submit questionnaire'.  Press 'continue' before navigating to the confirmation of completion of module' (click the end of module quiz tab on the left hand side).

       Confirmation of completion of module -
       Click 'Start attempt' and read the information. Once you are happy you have completed all of the criteria please enter your name and the date in the signature box.
      Click 'finish attempt' to submit. Then 'submit all and finish'.
      This will then be checked by the online trainer who will mark it as complete.

      Once the SKIP Online Trainer has reviewed your course completion you will then receive a statement of participation to your email. Please download and save this for your records.

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