Child protection training in Scotland

Designated safeguarding officer helping children

As the UK's leading child protection charity, we understand the child protection issues that people working with children and organisations can face.

Our training and consultancy team works with a wide range of organisations across all sectors in Scotland. Based on Getting it Right for every child (GIRFEC) principles we explore the steps that can be taken to improve policies, standards and practice to keep children safe.

We provide training online, face-to-face and live virtual training. View our range of Scotland specific training courses below and find out how our consultancy service can help you.

Introduction to child protection training

Introductory elearning course for anyone working with children and young people across the UK.

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Designated child protection lead (DCPL) in Scotland course

Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people in Scotland.

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Refresher course for designated child protection leads (DCPLs)in Scotland

Face-to-face training to update your child protection skills and knowledge to support your role.

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Safer recruitment training

Develop your knowledge of safer recruitment to find the right candidates for posts that come into contact with children and young people in education and non-education settings in Scotland.

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Managing allegations of abuse training

Advanced face-to-face training course on how to effectively manage allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers in Scotland.

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Safer interviewing skills 

Develop the skills to help you recruit staff or volunteers who are safe to work with children.

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Training for trainers in child protection

This course will help you to develop core skills in planning, designing, delivering and evaluating child protection training.

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Child protection consultancy in Scotland

Talk to our expert child protection consultants today. Find out how our consultancy service in Scotland can help you.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Skills

NSPCC Scotland has worked with the University of Stirling to devise a new post-qualifying course for experienced child protection practitioners focusing on practice skills.

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Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email to discuss your training and consultancy needs with us today.

“Really informative! Will recommend these courses to my organisation.”

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