Designated child protection officer in Scotland training

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£310 per person

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Format
Face-to-face
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Scotland

Face-to-face training for anyone responsible for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people

Our two-day training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with in a designated child protection role.

Taught by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.

If you have previously attended a DCPO course and want to refresh your skills, please see our DCPO refresher training course.

Not in Scotland?

See our courses for England, Northern Ireland and Wales

What will I learn?

During this training course, you'll learn how to:

  • outline the key responsibilities of the designated child protection officer role
  • state your own values regarding abuse and maltreatment and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe the government legislation and guidance that underpin child protection policy
  • apply the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) National Practice Model approach to protect and support children and young people
  • develop an organisation-wide strategy to ensure the safety and welfare of those with whom it has contact
  • explain the factors that inhibits the disclosure of abuse and respond effectively to someone who does disclose
  • explain the factors that prevent staff reporting child protection concerns, and how to overcome these
  • take appropriate actions when informed of concerns, including concerns regarding staff or volunteers
  • state what is likely to happen following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies and what further role they may have
  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality
  • display awareness of the emotional side of child protection work and build a personal support network.

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.

Want to commission bespoke training?

If you are interested in training for your organisation, please call 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.​

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.
  • Covers the information you need to successfully fulfil your responsibilities in a designated child protection role.
  • Content is kept up-to-date and in line with key legislation and guidance, including the GIRFEC National Practice Model.
  • Train alongside peers and share your ideas, experience and learning.
  • Take part in a number of practical and interactive exercises, including group discussions and presentations.
  • 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?

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.

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. The course is currently being run across four half-day sessions.

There are no dates for this course at the moment. For more training, please see our training courses in Scotland.

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