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Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People

Introduction to the Qualification

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual.

Qualification Purpose:

Learners wishing to develop knowledge and understanding of how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace and how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.

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Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of Level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners pre – 16 and above.


1.1 Identify key elements of the law on safeguarding children and young people. 1.2 Describe how practitioners can take steps to protect themselves from allegations and complaints within their everyday practice in a work setting. 1.3 Identify ways in which concerns about children and young people can be reported. 2. Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused. 2.1 Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse. 2.2 Describe actions to take in response to evidence that a child or young person has been abused or is at risk of being abused. 2.3 Describe how to respond to a child or young person who discloses abuse. 2.4 Identify those people who the information of abuse or suspected abuse may be shared with.


Learners must achieve one credit from one mandatory unit to be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF).

Guided Learning Hours:

The credit value of a qualification can be used to determine how long it will take a learner to achieve, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning. These hours are made up of contact time with a teacher/assessor, referred to as guided learning hours (GLH), and non-contact time for study and assessment activities.


This qualification is assessed through activities, which are developed by the centre, internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/ internal verification procedures. Recording documents for the assessments can be found on the TQUK Management Suite. The assessment and quality assurance process will be subject to external quality assurance/verification by TQUK. The recommended assessment methods for this qualification are:-

  • Group Discussion
  • Case study
  • Written assignment
  • Question and answer sessions

All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading

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