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Child protection and safeguarding training courses in England

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We work with a wide range of organisations across all sectors in England, providing online, face-to-face and live virtual training and consultancy services.

As experts in 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. And, as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

Our training follows the statutory guidance set out in Working together to safeguard children1 and all other key legislation and guidance.

View our range of England training courses below, see our packages for schools and voluntary groups or find out how our consultancy service can help you.

Training to suit every learning style

You can choose from online courses or face-to-face sessions, delivered either on location or in a live virtual classroom. All of our training courses are supported by a range of further information and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Introductory courses

Increase your confidence in identifying and responding to possible signs of child abuse and neglect with our introductory courses.

> Introduction to safeguarding and child protection

> Child protection for tutors

> Child protection in sport and physical activity

> Online safety

> Protecting children in entertainment for chaperones

> Safeguarding 16 to 25 year olds

> Safeguarding awareness training for workers who enter people's homes

> Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children

> Safeguarding training for bus and taxi drivers

> Trustee safeguarding

Supervisors and managers

Training for anyone who supports front line staff who may raise child protection or safeguarding concerns.

> Child protection supervision skills training

> Child protection supervision skills refresher training

> Managing allegations of abuse training

Schools and colleges

Ensure staff can recognise abuse and be confident in responding to concerns with our range of child protection courses or choose one of our online training packages for schools.

> Child protection for school governors

> Safeguarding training in schools, academies and colleges

> Designated safeguarding lead (DSL) training for schools and colleges 

> Harmful sexual behaviour in schools

> Sharing nudes and semi-nudes training

> Online safety

> Safeguarding children with SEND

> Safer recruitment in education

Designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and officers (DSOs)

Our courses are designed to meet the requirements of your designated, named or lead safeguarding or child protection role.

> Designated safeguarding lead (DSL) training for schools and colleges 

> Designated safeguarding officer (DSO) in England training

Safer recruitment

Learn how to safely recruit the right staff and volunteers to ensure they are safe to work with children and young people.

> Safer recruitment training (for non-education settings)

> Safer recruitment in education

Preventing non-accidental head injury training

If you work with babies and their parents and carers, this course will help you to understand what NAHI is, identify risk factors within families, and put support in place to help parents and carers keep their baby safe.

> Preventing non-accidental head injury training 

Health level 4 safeguarding

Our advanced safeguarding training course for health professionals meets Level 4 knowledge, skills and competencies.

> Safeguarding training for health

Trauma and brain development

Training for teams to help you understand healthy brain growth in children and the impact of trauma on development.

> Trauma and child brain development training

Training for trainers

An advanced course with optional accreditation to learn how to deliver child protection training.

> Training for child protection trainers

Learning from case reviews

Learn how to apply learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously harmed. Training includes common topics and themes, how to apply learning and how to improve day-to-day practice.

> Learning from case review training

Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email to discuss your training and consultancy needs with us today.


Department for Education (DfE) (2018) Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF). [London]: Department for Education (DfE).
"Fantastic, knowledgeable trainers! Exceptionally engaging and thoroughly enjoyable course. Thank you for your support."

Course participant, Managing allegations of abuse training

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Why train with us?

Get flexible, cost-effective training courses from experts in safeguarding and child protection. Why choose training with NSPCC Learning

Why train with us?

Get flexible, cost-effective training courses from experts in safeguarding and child protection. Why choose training with NSPCC Learning