Child protection in schools training

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£25 per person

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3 hours

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Online safeguarding training courses for anyone working in primary or secondary schools

Do you need to develop or refresh your awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children in your primary or secondary school safe?

Our Child protection in primary schools and Child protection in secondary schools courses will help give you the knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to possible abuse, and identify your responsibilities for keeping children safe.

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Take a look at our cost-effective online training packages.

What will I learn?

Each course comprises five modules taking around 30-45 minutes to complete. Each module is followed by a set of questions and you’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your understanding and confidence.

After completing the courses you will:

  • understand what safeguarding and child protection are
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance for safeguarding in education
  • recognise the different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns and provide a response that’s best for the child or the children involved
  • understand the correct procedures for reporting concerns and know who to report to
  • recognise the importance of recording your concerns and the principles of good recording.

Benefits of the courses

  • CPD certified.
  • Developed in line with current legislation in the UK’s four nations.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice (last updated in August 2021).
  • Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
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* We received 29,902 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. 29,503 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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.

Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari (not Firefox). You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.

This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices.

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"Much more detailed than the courses I have done before... The course was interactive and informative."

Specialist Teacher

"The knowledge I have gained from this course will allow me to be confident in the school environment when dealing with any safeguarding concerns."

Course participant