Safeguarding Level 3


Level 3 Safeguarding Children – provides training in complex situations for those who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of children and young people and parenting capacity.

Core competencies:

• As outlined for Level 1 and 2

• Draws on child and family-focussed clinical and professional knowledge and expertise of what constitutes child maltreatment, to identify signs of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect

• Will have professionally relevant core and case specific clinical competencies

• Contributes to inter-agency assessments, the gathering and sharing of information and where appropriate analysis of risk

• Documents concerns in a manner that is appropriate for safeguarding/child protection and legal processes

• Undertakes regular documented reviews of own (and/or team) safeguarding/child protection practice as appropriate to role (in various ways, such as through audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of refresher training)

• Contributes to serious case reviews/ case management reviews/significant case reviews, and child death review processes