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Online child protection course for anyone working in education

Improve your understanding and confidence in recognising and responding to concerns about a child with our interactive elearning course from the safeguarding experts.

As you work through the course, innovative branching case scenarios allow you to choose the context that best suits your needs – primary or secondary and college settings – or you can choose to take them all.

There are five modules each taking around 30-45 minutes to complete. You can stop and start as you need and questions at the end of each module are followed with full explanations of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your knowledge and skills.

What will I learn?

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • understand what safeguarding and child protection means in primary, secondary and college settings
  •  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.

Save with our training packages for schools

Buy this course as a package of four courses covering the key areas you need to know about safeguarding and child protection: Safeguarding for schools, academies and colleges, safeguarding children with SEND, online safety and harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). Cost: £95

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Benefits of the courses

  • 4 nation complaint covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice (last updated in April 2024).
  • Includes interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Branching scenarios to cover safeguarding children in primary and secondary or college settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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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