- CPD certified.
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- Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources.
Do you know how to recognise the possible signs of child abuse and neglect?
Every day, thousands of children and young people are normally seen by lots of different adults like family members outside of the home, teachers, health and social workers and neighbours.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, children and young people are spending much more time at home and we know isolation can put some children at a greater risk of abuse and neglect.
Postal workers, delivery drivers and workers who regularly visit homes are well placed to spot any emerging safeguarding concerns or signs of possible abuse and neglect.
To support you, we're temporarily making our paid-for online safeguarding course (It's your call) free for you to access to help keep children safe.
Our 15-minute interactive elearning course will help workers who enter or have access to people’s homes to:
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 training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.
This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices.
Having trouble with the course?
Increase your confidence in identifying and responding to possible signs of child abuse and neglect with our introductory online and face-to-face training course.
Introductory training course for anyone working with children and young people in Scotland.
Covers what to do if you have concerns that a child know through your work or volunteering has experienced abuse and neglect and how to respond if a child discloses abuse to you.
Access our wide range of safeguarding resources including guidance on managing allegations of abuse, photography and sharing images and writing a safeguarding policy.
Find out about the different types of child abuse, how to recognise the signs in children and young people and how you can who work with children, parents and carers to prevent and respond to it.