Child protection in Scotland training

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Online: 3 hours

Face-to-face: 1-day 

Introductory training course for anyone working with children and young people in Scotland

Do you need to understand your role in protecting children and young people in Scotland to keep them safe?

Developed by subject matter experts specialising in child protection, the NSPCC's elearning course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child's welfare.

What will I learn?

  • identify what is meant by child abuse and child protection
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for protecting Scotland’s children and young people
  • describe the types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children and know who to report to
  • understand the principles of good recording practice.

Benefits of the course

  • Online course is CPD certified.
  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Material specific to Scotland.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement once you’ve completed.
  • Incorporates the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach.
  • 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.

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Benefits of online training

  • Developed in line with current legislation in the UK’s four nations.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and as many times as you like within one year.
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Includes film interviews with experts, quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement once you’ve completed.
  • If 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.

Benefits of face-to-face training

  • Delivered by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Learn in a dedicated learning space, without distractions.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.

Who is this course for?

Everyone who works or has regular contact with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

So whether you’re a volunteer, nursery worker, early years practitioner, housing officer or work in children’s entertainment, our training will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children.

Why take you training with the NSPCC?

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

As 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.

Buy our online course

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

1-9£25.00 £22.50
10-49£22.50 £21.25
50-99£21.25 £20.00
100-999£20.00 £18.75
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Our face-to-face training course can be delivered and tailored to your organisation's needs.

If you would like further information about commissioned training, get in touch to discuss.

"Thank you. This course provided an easily followed intuitive and memorable introduction to child protection for someone with very little grounding in the subject."

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