Designated child protection officer training (Scotland) is for anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.
You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection in Scotland, and successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.
People who have taken this course include:
- nursery managers
- sports coaches
- adult addiction service staff
- leisure facilities managers
- professionals from commercial, community and religious based organisations.
This course doesn’t provide full training for people who work in a statutory agency.
Note for health professionals: This course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers. We can also deliver Level 4 training to your health organisation.