Child protection in schools training

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£25 £22.50 per person


3 hours

Online safeguarding training for anyone working in schools or colleges

Do you need to develop or refresh your awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children and young people you work with safe?

Developed by subject matter experts specialising in child protection, the NSPCC's elearning course will help give you the knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to possible abuse and neglect, and identify your responsibilities for keeping children safe whatever your role in school or college.

What will I learn?

Each section takes around 30-45 minutes to complete and is followed by a set of questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your understanding and confidence.

After completing this course you will:

  • understand what safeguarding and child protection is
  • 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.

Benefits of the course

  • 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 2019).
  • 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.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • 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.
  • 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.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning
* We received 20,806 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. 20,511 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Who is this course for?

Whether you work in a school, college, or academy as a teacher, volunteer or are a supporting member of staff, this course will help you to feel confident in protecting the children you work with.

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. 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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Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email if you have any questions.

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COVID-19 update: we’re temporarily reducing the price of our elearning to support all people working with children.

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50-99£21.25 £20.00
100-999£20.00 £18.75
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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