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Introduction to safeguarding and child protection training

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From £30 to £245

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Online / Face-to-face / Virtual
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3 hours (online)

0.5 to 1-day (live event)

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Online and face-to-face basic safeguarding training courses for anyone working with children and young people in the UK

Do you feel confident in identifying the signs and indicators of child abuse and neglect, responding to them and reporting your concerns?

Created by experts in safeguarding, the NSPCC's Child protection introductory training courses will help give you the knowledge and skills to recognise, report and record concerns to protect children and young people.

> Work in education? See our Child protection in schools course.

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Choose how you want to learn

This course is available in a range of learning styles to meet your training needs. Choose from elearning, live virtual training or in-person on location.

Training package for voluntary and community groups

Buy this course as a package of four courses covering the key areas you need to know about safeguarding and child protection: introduction to safeguarding and child protection, online safety, safeguarding young people and young adults and safer recruitment. Cost: £130 £95

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Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Covers legislation in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Choose your training style: online with elearning, live virtual sessions with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement and completion.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* 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.

Buy our online course

Our online course covers legislation in all four nations and was last updated in December 2023.

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Buying for your organisation? If you would like to host this course on your learning management system call us on 0116 234 7246 or email

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.

Virtual training in England: £225 per person
On location in England: £245 per person
Virtual training in Northern Ireland: £55 per person

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"By far the best course I've done like this. I felt so much better and clearer about everything after."

Elearning customer

"Great trainer, well organised, lots of good content, good mix of lecture and discussion."

Course participant, face-to-face training in England