An introductory course for school/education staff who work with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs
Do you need to better identify safeguarding concerns when working with children and young people in your school? It’s not always easy to spot the signs of abuse. In some cases, adults may mistake the indicators of abuse as signs of a child or young person’s disability.
Created by experts in safeguarding, this elearning course will help you to identify safeguarding concerns, communicate effectively with children and young people to help keep them safe and create a safe culture in your school or college.
understand why children with SEND can be more vulnerable to abuse
acknowledge that children with SEND can be abused and know how to act on any concerns
create a safe culture
communicate creatively with children and young people
empower children and young people to express their views, needs and opinions
be responsive to children and young people’s views, needs and opinions
work with parents and other agencies.
Benefits of the course
No previous safeguarding training needed.
Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK’s four nations.
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.
Purchasing courses on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
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.
Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.
This course is aimed at education professionals, but the learning is also relevant to people working with children with SEND in other settings.
Everybody working with children and young people has a responsibility to safeguard them from abuse and neglect.
Statutory guidance across the UK emphasises the need for people working with children with SEND to be alert to the additional risks they may face (Department for Education, 2023; Department of Education, Northern Ireland, 2017; Scottish Government, 2014; Wales Safeguarding Procedures Project Board, 2019).
At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.
As experts in 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.
This elearning course is CPD certified by the CPD Certification Service. This means you can be confident that the training meets the highest standards.
Continuing professional development, or CPD for short, helps professionals keep their skills and knowledge up to date. It demonstrates your commitment to safeguarding children and upholding the standards of your profession.
Some professional associations have mandatory CPD or safeguarding training requirements for their members, but all professionals will benefit from investing time in their CPD. And taking an online CPD course means you can train at your own pace, wherever suits you.
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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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