Child protection for school governors – online course

Last updated: 27 Nov 2018

Online safeguarding training for school governors

Understand your child protection responsibilities and learn how to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children in your school.

Working at your own pace, this introductory elearning training course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.


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£20 per person
3 hour online course 


Course content

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn how to:

  • recognise possible abuse
  • respond appropriately
  • report your concerns
  • record your observations.

How the online course works

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and is followed by five questions. At the end of each section you’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers.

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film clips
  • audio recordings
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Who is this course for?

Child protection for school governors is an introduction course for governors. You don’t need any previous child protection training.

Technical requirements

Child protection for school governors will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or 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.

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Contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions.


Buy now

£20 per person
3 hour online course