Child and Youth Safeguarding – Initial orientation for line managers

MOOC (Self-Paced)


This 1-hour course is designed as an initial orientation for line managers at SOS Children’s Villages in child and youth safeguarding. It places a strong emphasis on fundamental principles and aims to clarify the safeguarding responsibilities of line managers. This knowledge empowers line managers to effectively fulfil their child and youth safeguarding responsibilities.


This course provides an overview of the child and youth safeguarding approach applied in SOS Children’s Villages, including national associations, PSAs and the General Secretariat. The course pays particular attention to the following topics:

  • Basic principles of the overall child and youth safeguarding approach in SOS Children’s Villages.
  • Roles and responsibilities of line managers.


After completing this course line managers should

  • Grasp the concept of child and youth safeguarding, along with the specific roles and responsibilities that line managers hold in promoting child and youth safeguarding within the member association’s operations.
  • Be capable of recognizing various forms of child and youth abuse and comprehending methods to prevent abuse.
  • Have the ability to advance child and youth safeguarding within their area of responsibility as professionals.
  • Be acquainted with the incident reporting and responding processes.


  • Line Managers
🚩 Starts:
🗂️ Modality: MOOC (Self-Paced)
📅 Duration: 1 hour
🔑 Prerequisites: Not required
🎓 Certificate: Participation certificate
🌎 Language: English