Child protection in Scotland - online course

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018

An online introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children in Scotland

Gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.

Working at your own pace, our introductory elearning training course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare and incorporates the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach in Scotland.


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£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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Course content

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

  • recognise possible child abuse
  • respond appropriately
  • report your concerns about a child
  • record what you’ve seen.

How the course works

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, 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 and audio clips
  • 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's this course for?

This is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work, so you don’t need any previous child protection training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • early year’s practitioners
  • nursery workers
  • childminders
  • housing officers
  • health and safety officers
  • fostering groups
  • professionals and volunteers from commercial and community based organisations
  • people working in children’s leisure and entertainment or religious organisations.

Technical requirements

Child protection in Scotland - online course 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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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
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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Reviews

"The interactive side to this course really helped me understand the key elements to look out for to make sure my young people are safe and happy."

Course participant

"The course was very thought provoking and very clear and I felt engaged the whole way through. It was good to be reminded of all the systems in place for protecting children in Scotland like children's hearings and child protection committees."

Course participant

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Designated child protection officer in Scotland course 

Introduction to child protection in Scotland course 


Buy now

£20 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

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

Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access