Child protection: an introduction - online course

Last updated: 27 Nov 2018

An online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who works with children

Gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn how to:

  • recognise possible child abuse
  • respond appropriately
  • report your concerns about a child
  • record what you’ve seen.

Our CPD certified course is for anyone who works with children or families.


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£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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Who's this course for?

This is an introductory elearning course for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work, so you don’t need any previous child protection training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • early year’s practitioners
  • nursery workers
  • childminders
  • housing officers
  • health and safety officers
  • fostering groups
  • professionals and volunteers from commercial and community based organisations
  • people working in children’s leisure and entertainment or religious organisations.

How the course works

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, followed by five questions. At the end of each section you’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers.

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film and audio clips
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

This course is CPD certified.

What you need

Our online training should run in most web browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Please note: our courses are not compatible with Mozilla Firefox.  Unfortunately our courses are also not currently compatible with iPads and other tablet and mobile devices.

Before beginning your course, we recommend installing the latest version of your web browser and Adobe Flash Player.

Having trouble with the course? Try:

  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies
  • turning off private browsing
  • turning off your pop-up blocker.

Contact us on 0116 234 7246 or learning@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions. 


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£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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Reviews

"I thought this course was excellent - the information was conveyed very clearly, with very useful exercises and information about assumptions and myths."

Course participant

"I now have a much clearer understanding of the safeguarding process."

Course participant

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£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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