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Designated safeguarding officer in Northern Ireland (NI) training

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£155 per person

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Face-to-face / Virtual
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Northern Ireland
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Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people

Our training course will help you gain the skills for a child protection role in Northern Ireland.

Taught by experienced professionals, you will you gain a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding officer, and have a clear understanding of how to recognise and respond to concerns about a child’s safety.

Not in Northern Ireland?

See our designated training courses for England, Scotland and Wales

What will I learn?

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding children officer
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare
  • decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with
  • identify the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse
  • know how to respond effectively to a child who does report abuse
  • understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them
  • make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised
  • know what’s likely to happen following a referral to children's social care
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify a network for personal support
  • talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.

Choose how you want to learn

This training 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

  • CPD certified.
  • 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 with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Covers the information you need to successfully fulfil your responsibilities in the designated safeguarding officer role.
  • Learning is underpinned by key legislation and guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
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* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Book face-to-face or live virtual training

We deliver face-to-face training courses virtually via Zoom and on location in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

If you would like to commission training for your team or organisation, get in touch to discuss your training needs on 0116 234 7246 or email

Or book your place on a date and location listed in the drop down below and be taken through to our booking form.

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