Accidents can happen anywhere in and around the home; there are potential hazards in every home, such as household chemicals, hot water, sharp objects and heights. Young children are not able to assess the risks all these hazards can present. Their perception of the living environment is not as developed as an adults and their lack of experience can also contribute to them having an accident.
The course will look at access to supplementary guidance, risk factors, preventative measures and treatments after accidents.
This course will allow you to:
- Develop knowledge and skills relating to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury when working with families
- Understand the significance of unintentional childhood injuries
- Link in to other media providing supplementary guidance
- Examine different aspects of child safety
- Focus on prevention
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- What is the Risk and Risk Factors
- Inequality of Risk and Reducing Risk
- Prevention and Consequences
- Supplementary Information
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This Virtual College course is designed for practitioners, parents and carers to raise awareness of risk and vulnerability of children in their care.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.