Safeguarding – Children and Adults

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


Access Xact’s high quality training safely and securely from your own home or preferred location. Fully engage and converse with our expert tutors and the rest of the class face-to-face in real-time in a polished, professional learning setting.

Our iVC is in a class of its own, offering a route to top-notch courses and recognised qualifications while saving on time, travel and accommodation costs. Follow link for iVC details

Target Audience

Agencies (at any level) involved in the safeguarding and protection of children and adults.


To enable delegates to comply with legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and ‘best practice’ in relation to the safeguarding / protection of children and adults.


  • Child safeguarding – levels 1> 3
  • Recognising the signs of abuse
  • Specialist child abuse investigation programme (SCAIDP)
  • Specialist modules as part of ICIDP or IPLDIP
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Adult / elder abuse
  • Cultural awareness
  • Domestic abuse – stalking / harassment
  • Visually recorded interviews / achieving best evidence – see interviewing


  • To arm delegates with the knowledge and understanding needed to recognise and act upon the signs of abuse delivered by an accredited assessment centre – to include certification. .
  • All courses are bespoke to the needs of the client, and can be set at any level from basic awareness to a more formal nationally recognised standard
  • Courses can stand alone or form part of a national development programme such as ICIDP or IPLDP.
  • All trainers are subject matter experts.

Core Topic Areas


  • 4 types of abuse
  • Recognising the signs  – indicators
  • The stages of abuse  – Finklehors
  • Strategies of a paedophile
  • Significant harm / assessment framework
  • Strategy meetings / case conferences / MASH
  • Multi agency working – S47 investigations
  • Sharing information / consent
  • Safeguarding children’s boards
  • Professional dangerousness
  • Legislation / keeping children safe
  • Duties / responsibilities
  • Internet / social media
  • Grooming
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cultural awareness
  • Honour based abuse
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Spirit possession
  • Forced marriage
  • neglect
  • Hidden men
  • Hostile parents
  • Police protection / powers of entry
  • ABE – interviewing a child  / what not to say
  • Gathering evidence / report writing
  • Disruption tactics – court orders
  • Family court
  • Care orders
  • The toxic 3 links – domestic abuse, mental health and substance abuse
  • Specialist Child Abuse Investigation Programme (SCAIDP)


  • Domestic abuse
  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Hate crime
  • Honour based abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Abduction
  • Elder abuse
  • Human trafficking / servitude
  • People smuggling
  • Court orders – protection based
  • Risk assessment – DASH / MARAC
  • Serious case reviews
  • Mental health / learning disabilities
  • Vulnerable / intimidated witnesses
  • Rape / sexual assault
  • Medicals / forensic samples
  • Personality disorders
  • The mind-set of a sexual offender

Dates and Prices

Duration 2-10 days depending on level
Dates Dates on request
Delegate Cost Please Enquire for Cost
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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Course work is assessed to National Occupational Standards.

Pre-Course Modules



PowerPoint presentation, whiteboard explanation, group discussion, examples, case studies and practical exercise.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.