Child protection in Scotland: online course

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

Do you need to understand your role in protecting children and young people in Scotland to keep them safe?

Developed by subject matter experts specialising in child protection, the NSPCC’s elearning course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.


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£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

This introductory course includes four modules with each module taking around 30-45 minutes to complete, followed by five 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 and child protection
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for protecting Scotland’s children and young people
  • describe the types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children and know who to report to
  • understand the principles of good recording practice.

Benefits of the course 

  • CPD certified.
  • No previous child protection training needed.
  • Material specific to Scotland.
  • Incorporates the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach.
  • 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.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • 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.

Who should take this course?

Everyone who works or has regular contact with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

So whether you’re a volunteer, nursery worker, early years practitioner, housing officer or work in children’s entertainment, this Child protection in Scotland online course will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children.

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 online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


Buy now

£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

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

Other courses

Keeping children safe online - online course 

Designated child protection officer in Scotland course 

Introduction to child protection in Scotland course 


Buy now

£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


* We received 12,137 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 11,990 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.