Training for child protection trainers

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£1725 per person


Gain the skills to deliver, design and evaluate safeguarding and child protection training

Taught by experienced professionals, you’ll learn how to plan, design, deliver and evaluate your course.

A minimum of two years child protection practice is required. There is also an option to gain accreditation with the NSPCC Certificate of Competency in Safeguarding and Child Protection Training.

What will I learn?

In this classroom-based training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the various means and methods for the identification of safeguarding and child protection training needs
  • understand the different theories that influence the adult learning process
  • describe the training cycle and the importance of following it systematically so that
  • issues relating to diversity practice are fully integrated in training
  • identify your own and others preferred styles of learning and understand how different learning styles influence the training process
  • know how to identify and develop strategies to ensure that issues relating to diversity practice are fully integrated in training
  • demonstrate awareness of the emotional component of child protection training and
  • identify strategies of managing this at various stages of the training event
  • identify and list performance objectives for a child protection training event
  • describe a range of training methods and the suitability of each to reflect training principles
  • renew knowledge relating to group processes and apply this to the design of
  • safeguarding and child protection training events
  • identify the problems and benefits of co-working
  • facilitate a training session and share skills in relation to the presentation of material and the facilitation of discussions
  • identify the various methods and levels involved in the evaluation of the effectiveness of training.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have.
  • Covers in-depth information around delivering child protection training across six days.
  • Packed with a variety of practical exercises to help you learn with discussions, group work and role play.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Receive a personalised certificate of completion.
of delegates were satisfied with our courses
* We received 981 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 April 2019 and 1 March 2020. 966 (98%) said they were extremely satisfied, very satisfied or satisfied with the course taken.

Who is this course for?

Training for trainers in safeguarding and child protection is an advanced course for individuals who have previously completed child protection training and hold a responsibility for the delivery of quality safeguarding training.

A minimum of two years child protection practice is required.

People who have taken this course include:

  • training consultants
  • safeguarding development officers
  • nursery managers
  • training organisations
  • individuals developing a role as safeguarding trainers.

This course doesn’t provide training on child protection.

Optional accreditation

This programme offers professionals, trainers and/or experienced practitioners who have a strategic role in safeguarding training and development the opportunity for accreditation with the NSPCC Certificate of Competency in safeguarding Training.

Participants registering for the accreditation will need to submit an application form for consideration within two months of completing the six-day taught programme, and must meet the following requirements:

  • have a minimum of two years practice experience in promoting and safeguarding children's welfare
  • have delivered training to those who work regularly with children, young people and adults who are parents/carers
  • have a strategic role in own agency or inter-agency safeguarding training.

The accreditation involves an assessment process and candidates will be required to demonstrate their training competence against a number of performance indicators. These indicators cover all aspects of the training cycle which are underpinned by safeguarding children practice.

Candidates are required to prepare and submit a practice portfolio to evidence competence in safeguarding training.

Candidates will also attend three half-day workshops and be observed delivering a safeguarding training event. The timeline for completion of the assessment is 9-12 months from the date of the first workshop.

Maximum time available for assessment is 21 hours over a 6-9 month period.

Additional cost for accreditation 


If you have any questions about accreditation, please email


Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

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