Designated child protection lead in Scotland refresher training

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£155 per person

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Format
Face-to-face
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Locations
Scotland

Face-to-face training to update your child protection skills and knowledge

If you're responsible for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people in Scotland, then we recommend that you update your child protection knowledge every two to three years.

Our one-day training course, taught by experienced professionals, will update your understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child in Scotland.

This training is for people who have previously attended a Designated child protection lead (DCPL) course. If you are looking for initial training, please see our Designated child protection lead in Scotland course

Not in Scotland?

Please see our courses for England, Northern Ireland and Wales

What will I learn?

  • revisit and describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated child protection lead (DCPL)
  • describe the changes in key legislation and National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014)
  • apply the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach to protect children and young people, prevent abuse and promote welfare.
  • review your own values regarding child abuse and explain the impact of these on professional practice
  • identify and overcome the inhibiting factors preventing staff from reporting child protection concerns
  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues relating to keeping children and young people safe, such as child sexual exploitation and online safety
  • protect children by taking appropriate actions when informed of concerns
  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional impact of protection work and identify ways in which a DCPL can support themselves as well as staff
  • critically appraise your organisation's child protection policy and procedures.

Choose your learning style

This training course is available face-to-face or as a live virtual training session, to support a range of learning styles.

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

  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have as you go along.
  • Choose your training style: live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Update your existing knowledge and stay up-to-date with the information you need to successfully fulfil your responsibilities in a designated child protection role.
  • Learning is underpinned by up-to-date legislation and guidance, including the GIRFEC National Practice Model.
  • Refresh your knowledge alongside peers from different organisations and share your ideas, experience and learning.
  • Learn through a variety of styles and methods, including practical exercises.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work with.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement upon completion of the course.
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?

If you're responsible for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people in Scotland then the National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development Framework states that you should have additional knowledge and skills in the changes in legislation.

At the NSPCC, we recommend that your child protection knowledge should be updated every two to three years to support this.

This course is for people who have previously attended a Designated Child Protection Lead (Scotland) course and who need to update their knowledge and skills.

Technical requirements for live virtual training

We use Zoom Pro to deliver our live virtual training.

  • You’ll need to sign up to Zoom and agree to the Zoom Privacy Notice in order to attend virtual training.
  • No confidential or sensitive data should be shared during the virtual event.
  • In order to take your training securely and for the best possible experience please use Zoom version 5.0 or above.
  • We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course. Prior to the event, you can test your internet connection at https://zoom.us/test
  • Your trainer will contact you prior to your training date with details of how to login on the day of your session and setting up Zoom. You can also visit the Zoom website for technical support.

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.

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We deliver this training course face-to-face on location and virtually via Zoom.

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