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.
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.
Benefits of live virtual training
Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
Receive real-time feedback.
Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
No travel costs.
Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.
Personalised certificate of completion.
Resources you can keep to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.
We useZoom Proto deliver our live virtual training.
You’ll need to sign up to Zoom and agree to theZoom Privacy Noticein order to attend virtual training.
No confidential or sensitive data should be shared during the virtual event.
In order to take your training securely and for the best possible experience please use Zoom version 5.0 or above.
We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course. Prior to the event, you can test your internet connection athttps://zoom.us/test
Your trainer will contact you prior to your training date with details of how to login on the day of your session and setting up Zoom. You can also visit the Zoom website for technical support.
This course is designed to build upon previous safeguarding qualifications. Participants are required to possess the skills and knowledge outlined in the healthcare staff intercollegiate competency framework for Level 3.1
This course is suitable for named professionals for safeguarding children and young people. This includes:
named health professionals in ambulance organisations
named GPs for organisations commissioning primary care
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.