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Level 4 safeguarding training for named health professionals

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from £450 per person

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An advanced safeguarding training course for health professionals, covering Level 4 knowledge, skills, and competencies

Named healthcare professionals for safeguarding and child protection are required to possess up-to-date skills and knowledge as outlined in Level 4 of the healthcare staff intercollegiate competency framework.

Participants will build upon existing safeguarding knowledge, become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the named professional for safeguarding, and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role.

Training styles

To support you in your development, we offer a range of learning styles. Take your training remotely from the comfort of your own home or office with our live virtual training sessions or in-person on location in a dedicated learning space.

What will I learn?

On completion of this training course, you will be able to:

  • describe the role of the named professional for health care staff and state key responsibilities
  • describe the key legislation, guidance, and research evidence underpinning your organisational safeguarding structures, including responding to safeguarding concerns
  • state potential factors that inhibit the disclosure of abuse, and what stops adults from hearing or responding to disclosures or concerns
  • identify vulnerabilities that may put children at increased risk of abuse; recognise tools that can help to assess risk and inform the protection process
  • review best practice for managing allegations against staff and consider what action to take
  • recognise national safeguarding matters including; complex safeguarding, adverse childhood experiences, and trauma-informed care
  • reflect on themes from case reviews and consider how this learning can inform practice and organisational procedures
  • appreciate the emotional component of safeguarding work; the need for reflective practice, peer review and safeguarding supervision.

Benefits of the course

  • Delivered by expert trainers who will provide direct support and guidance as you learn.
  • Choose your training style: live virtual sessions with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Attain the safeguarding competencies appropriate to your role and follow the relevant professional guidance as outlined in the intercollegiate training framework1.
  • Learning includes practical exercises, case studies, and examples to improve your knowledge.
  • Train alongside peers and share your learning, ideas and experiences.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Resources to take home to continue to learn and improve your practice.
  • 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.

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We deliver our face-to-face training courses on location and virtually via Zoom.

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“Excellent balance of information sharing from course leaders, exercises, discussions and experience sharing.”

Course participant, Designated safeguarding lead training