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Safeguarding Basic Awareness Course

Find out about what duty of care adults have when working with students in the UK and what to do if a safeguarding situation should arise.

Everyone working with children in the UK needs to complete basic awareness training in safeguarding. Learn about or refresh your knowledge of safeguarding with this updated course prepared for 2022.

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Why is This Course Important

In the United Kingdom and many other countries, schools with students under the age of 18 have a legal ‘duty of care’ to safeguard those students. Therefore it is compulsory for everyone working with the organisation to understand safeguarding and their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. The training starts here with this specially designed course.

In this course, you will be introduced to:

  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • Recognising and Responding to Abuse
  • The Government’s ‘Prevent’ Strategy

” … safeguarding children is one of the most valuable things we do for international students in the UK; it is very important that we get it right… “

Nigel Heritage – Leading Safeguarding Consultants and Trainers for ELT


Why is this course important for people working with ELT organisations in UK?

Every ELT organisation with students under the age of 18 has a legal ‘duty of care’ to safeguard those students. Everyone working with the organisation needs to understand safeguarding and their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. The training starts here with this specially designed course.

There are many UK laws connected to safeguarding; the main ones are covered in the training. Knowing what is acceptable in law for children and for adults is essential, especially because ELT has international students and group leaders who may not be familiar with UK.

Safeguarding is one of the most important things we do for children; it has to be done properly.

Who should take this course?

Every adult who works with an ELT organisation taking students under the age of 18, for example; all staff, homestays, group leaders and agents. Anyone who needs to understand safeguarding and what it means for ELT organisations.

This course is designed for those who work in ELT organisations; however, the same safeguarding principles apply to anybody who works with children and/or their families.

What are the learning outcomes?

By completing this course you will have core safeguarding information. On completion, you will receive a dated, online certificate issued jointly by Gallery Teachers and English UK demonstrating your Basic Awareness Safeguarding for ELT, including ‘Prevent’.

What if I need more advanced levels of training?

This course is suitable for those who require a basic level of safeguarding understanding (formerly level 1). Information for advanced level courses can be found on English UK’s website

How often do I need to refresh my safeguarding training?

The UK authorities recommend the basic safeguarding training to be refreshed once a year, this is why we make revisions to the course every year to reflect the latest development in safeguarding.

Can I buy this course in bulk?

Bulk discount sold in blocks of 10 is available. When making a bulk purchase, we will invoice you for the number of courses required. Upon payment you will receive a special pre-paid code that will allow your team members to use for the course.

If you are a school or organisation that requires a bulk purchase or would like to use our certificate validation service, please contact us on [email protected]

What do I need to start the course?

Chances are you already have everything you need to start your course. Both the course and the Gallery Teachers website have been adapted to cater for access using a variety of computer devices regardless of what country you are in. We do however recommend that you use a device with comfortable screen size and have a stable internet connection for video content. 

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The course is self-paced and you do not have to study at specific times, the time required to complete it may be different for each person. Depending on your commitments and how you control your study pace, it can take more or less time.

When all lessons are completed, you will be presented with a PDF certificate. Click on the links below to access the lesson content.

Basic Safeguarding and Prevent

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Rated 5 out of 5
19th May 2022

Easy to follow

Wanda Szajna-hopgood

One of the best safeguarding training!

Rated 5 out of 5
10th December 2021

I have done many SG training before and this is easily one of the best on the market.



Rated 5 out of 5
10th December 2021

Good thank you