Unit 1: Leadership skills required for safeguarding


1.4 Keeping safe on this course

The themes and content of this course can inevitably be disturbing to learners. It is important that you are prepared for this, particularly when you watch or listen to the audio and visual materials.


  • Safeguarding is an emotive topic, which may give rise to feelings such as shock, anger or sadness.
  • It is important to manage your own feelings so that you are able to act appropriately, professionally and in the best interests of the survivor/victims(s).
  • Studying a course such as this can bring up painful memories from our own past, and this is something you need to be aware of from the start. Should this be the case as you progress through the course, please ensure that you seek support from the resources and support available to you within your organisation or seek professional help (if available).