Child protection: an introduction - online course

Last updated: 24 Jan 2019

An online introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children

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

As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC's Child protection introductory online course, will help give you the knowledge and skills to recognise, report and record concerns to protect the children and young people you work with.


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£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

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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?

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, followed by five questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help you develop your understanding and confidence.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • identify what is meant by child abuse and keeping children safe
  • describe the different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children and know who to report to
  • understand what the process is for reporting your concerns and recording your observations.

> Based in Scotland? See our Child protection in Scotland: online course

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • 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 experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios 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 children you work with.

Who is this course for?

Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking immediate action, so children receive the right help at the right time.

So whether you’re a nursery worker, childminder, early years practitioner or a housing officer, our elearning course will help you to gain the skills you need to help you keep children safe.

> Based in Scotland? See our Child protection in Scotland: online course

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.


Buy now

£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Bought this course before 31 August 2018? Sign in now
Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access

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. 

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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Buy now

£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Bought this course before 31 August 2018? Sign in now
Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access

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 6,570 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018. 6,494 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.