I found this course in safeguarding very informative and helpful, especially because of the fact that it is very pertinent to my profession as a teacher. This course has taught us that we need to be vigilant and take note of different signs of abuse minors may display. Different forms of abuse can have a devastating effect on the behaviour of the child and can make the minor feel helpless and misunderstood. Therefore, as professionals, we must not be quick to judge and must be willing to listen to the person. This course has taught us that there are different risk and protective factors with regards to abuse and it should be our role to minimize the risk factors as much as possible in order to prevent abuse from taking place. In this course, we also learned about the definitions of abuse and the prevalence of abuse in different institutions, including one's household. This course is a step in the right direction when it comes to creating a culture of safeguarding within the community.