Child protection in Scotland training

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From £50 to £400

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Format
Face-to-face
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Locations
Scotland

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?

Delivered by experienced professionals, this face-to-face training course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.

Prefer to learn online? 

See our Introduction to safeguarding and child protection elearning course.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • 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.

Choose your learning style

This training is available face-to-face or as a live virtual session which can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs and delivered for groups of up to 18 people.

Both options are taught by experts and feature the latest legislation, guidance and best practice. So you can choose to learn on location in a dedicated learning space or from the comfort of your own home or office.

Benefits of the course

  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Choose your training style: live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Material specific to Scotland.
  • Incorporates Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Take away resources to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.
99%
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* 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.

Your learning options

All NSPCC Learning courses are up-to-date with the latest information about legislation, guidance and best practice and provide a certificate of achievement.

And it doesn't stop there. As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Live virtual training benefits

  • Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Receive real-time feedback.
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
  • No travel costs.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.

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Face-to-face training benefits

  • 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.

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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 your 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.

Book face-to-face or live virtual training 

Tailored training for groups

If you would like to commission bespoke training for groups of up to 18 people, please call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.

Price: £400

Training for individuals

There are no dates available for this course. Please see our training courses in Scotland.

"Best child protection training I’ve been on and I’ve been on a lot!"



Course participant, face-to-face training

“Engaging and interesting training session – good interactive tasks”



Course participant, face-to-face training