Child protection in schools - online course

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018

Online safeguarding training for anyone working in schools or colleges

Gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently in protecting children at schools and colleges.

Working at your own pace, this introductory elearning training course will give you and your staff 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

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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.

This course is CPD certified.

Who is this course for?

Child protection in schools is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or young people in schools, academies or colleges. You don’t need any previous child protection training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • teachers
  • volunteers
  • governors
  • teaching assistants
  • support staff and people from any other educational establishment.

Technical requirements 

Child protection in schools 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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• clearing your cache
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• turning off private browsing
• turning off your pop-up blocker.

If your course was purchased before 31 August 2018, then the latest version of Adobe Flash Player may be required to access it.

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


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£20 per person
3 hour online course

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Reviews 

"An excellent reminder of basic child protection and safeguarding practices in schools. I feel much more confident in recognising, responding, reporting and recording issues of child protection and will be sharing good practice with others in my organisation."

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Safeguarding and child protection in schools


Buy now

£20 per person
3 hour online course

Bought this course before 31 August 2018 and need to take it? Sign in now

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