Trustee safeguarding training: online course

Last updated: 28 Nov 2019

Elearning to help you carry out your safeguarding duties to protect anyone who comes into contact with your organisation

Are you a charity trustee and want to better understand your role in protecting anyone who comes into contact with your charity?

As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, this elearning course produced with the assistance of the Ann Craft Trust, will help you to understand your duties in protecting your beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, visitors and any organisations that you may fund.


£25 per person

3 hour online course 

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99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

The course consists of 5 modules with each module taking 20-30 minutes to complete, followed by a set of questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to the questions to help you develop your understanding and confidence.

By the end of the course you’ll understand: 

  • the UK framework of legislation and guidance underpinning a trustee’s safeguarding role
  • specific statutory responsibilities to help you keep people safe
  • how to create a safe and trusted culture and organisational environment
  • how to work with, support and challenge your management team to ensure your charity is operating according to good safeguarding principles and practice.

Benefits of the course

  • No previous safeguarding training needed.
  • Developed with the assistance of the Ann Craft Trust, a leading UK authority in safeguarding disabled children and adults at risk.
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Includes film interviews with trustees from different charities, scenario-based exercises and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • 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 people who come into contact with your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for trustees of charities operating in the UK, but the principles also apply to international charities.

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 online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


£25 per person

3 hour online course 

Buy now

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information.

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£25 per person

3 hour online course 

Buy now

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


*We received 12,137 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 11,990 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.