Designated child protection officer in Scotland refresher training

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£155 per person

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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 previously attended a DCPO course. If you are looking for initial training, please see our Designated child protection officer 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 officer (DCPO)
  • 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 DCPO can support themselves as well as staff
  • critically appraise your organisation's child protection policy and procedures.

Benefits of the course

  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have as you go along.
  • 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.
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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 Officer (Scotland) course and who need to update their knowledge and skills.

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.

Take this face-to-face course

We deliver our training for child protection trainers face-to-face on location and virtually via Zoom.

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

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