Trustee safeguarding training

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3 hours

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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 and visitors.

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

  • CPD certified.
  • No previous safeguarding training needed.
  • Developed with the assistance of the Ann Craft Trust, a leading UK authority in safeguarding children with disabilities 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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • 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.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 29,902 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. 29,503 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Who is this course for?

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

Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari (not Firefox). 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.

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“It will be used as a training tool for our board of trustees and an opportunity to evaluate our current policies.”

Chair of Trustees