Safeguarding children and young people in Northern Ireland training

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£55 per person

Northern Ireland

An introductory course for organisations that work with children in Northern Ireland

Taught by experiences professionals, this introductory course will teach you the basics of safeguarding and child abuse, and give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child's welfare.

What will I learn?

In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:

  • identify what is meant by safeguarding and child abuse
  • name the categories of child abuse and neglect
  • recognise the signs and indicators of possible abuse
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance that safeguards young people
  • identify the barriers to children and adults reporting concerns
  • respond appropriately and report your concerns.

This training is in line with the SBNI Child Safeguarding Learning and Development Strategy and Framework 2015-2018.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have as you go along.
  • Covers the basics of safeguarding and child abuse in an accessible way.
  • Learning is underpinned by key legislation and guidance.
  • Train alongside participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Take part in a number of practical and interactive exercises, including group discussions and presentations.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement upon completion of the course.​​

Who is this course for?

This is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or families in Northern Ireland 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
  • event organisers
  • people working in children's leisure and entertainment, or religious organisations
  • district council staff, for example leisure centre staff and park keepers.

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.

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“Great trainer and well organised. Lots of good content and good mix of lecture/discussion.”

Course participant, Introduction to safeguarding training