Safeguarding 16 to 25 year olds training

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£35 per person

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3 hours

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Online training for anyone working with young people or young adults at risk in England or Wales

Do you work with young people or young adults at risk and want to better understand your role in safeguarding them from abuse, neglect or harm?

As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, this elearning course, produced in association with the Ann Craft Trust, will help give you a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities in protecting the young people you meet and work with.

What will I learn?

Each section takes about 20-40 minutes to complete, followed by a set of questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help you develop your understanding and confidence.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • identify what is meant by child abuse or abuse of adults at risk
  • identify the legislation and guidance in England and Wales that provides the framework for safeguarding young people or young adults in need of care and support
  • describe the types, signs and indicators of abuse as they apply to children up to 18 years, or young adults at risk between 18 and 25 years
  • understand how to respond to concerns about the welfare of young people and the wellbeing of young adults at risk and know who to report to
  • understand the principles of good recording practice.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • No previous safeguarding training needed.
  • Developed in association with the Ann Craft Trust, a leading UK authority in safeguarding children with disabilities and adults at risk.
  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in England and Wales.
  • 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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • 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.
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* 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?

We can all play a part in protecting young people from abuse, no matter what your role or where you are.

So whether you’re a carer, volunteer or mentor, working for an organisation or independently, or a professional working in social care or education, this elearning course will increase your confidence in safeguarding and protecting the young people you work with.

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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“An excellent and detailed course. I have learnt so much even with my level 3 and 4 safeguarding training and will ensure this information is used in the new policy and my training with all staff.”


“I am very pleased that I chose NSPCC… Very useful and eye-opening information delivered. This was one of the best courses.”

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