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Grow your safeguarding skills or get tailored support from our child protection experts.

Grow your child protection knowledge and skills with CPD certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online.

As the UK's leading child protection charity, we understand the child protection issues that people working with children and organisations can face. In 2013/14 our experts helped a total of 13,147 organisations.


Our experienced consultants have worked with a variety of sectors

  • health
  • social services
  • education
  • government
  • LSCBs
  • voluntary
  • community groups
  • commercial
  • not-for-profit

Online courses

Child protection: an introduction course

Take this online training course and you'll learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare. Cost: £20
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Child protection in Scotland course

Online training course for anyone working, volunteering or supporting young people in Scotland. Learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child's welfare. Cost: £20
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Safer recruitment in education course

Online safeguarding training available to help you while recruiting staff and volunteers to roles in education. Cost: £30
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Keeping children safe online course

Online training to give you a clear understanding of how children use the internet and other digital technology. Cost: £20
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Child protection in schools online course

Our online safeguarding children training gives people who work in schools or colleges the skills to protect children. Cost: £20
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Child protection in sport course

After completing this online course, you'll have learnt how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child in sport. Cost: £20
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Introductory courses

Introduction to child protection

Our face-to-face training will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.
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Introduction to child protection in Northern Ireland course

With this introductory course, you and your staff will gain a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare in Northern Ireland.
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Introduction to child protection in Scotland course

Child protection training to give you and your staff a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare in Scotland.
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Designated and lead officer courses

Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England course

Training for a lead safeguarding role and its main responsibilities.
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Designated safeguarding officer training

Find out about training to become a designated safeguarding officer.
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Designated child protection officer in Scotland course

Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.
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Designated safeguarding officer in Northern Ireland course

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

Child protection refresher course

Update your child protection skills of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child. 
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Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England refresher course

Face to face refresher training to update your safeguarding skills and knowledge.
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Designated safeguarding officer refresher course

Update your safeguarding skills for children and young people.
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Advanced and specialist courses

Specialist and bespoke child protection courses

Training on specialist child protection subjects and courses tailored to your staff's needs.
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Child protection supervision skills course

Training to support frontline staff with child protection concerns, and to help make sure all activities are safe for children.
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Achieving best evidence course

Training for police officers and social workers in the effective interviewing and support of vulnerable child witnesses.
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Training for child protection trainers course

Advanced course with optional accreditation to learn how to deliver child protection training
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Understanding the Needs of Children in Northern Ireland (UNOCINI) course

This face-to-face training will give front line workers in Northern Ireland the skills to confidently use the UNOCINI (Understanding the Needs of Children in Northern Ireland) framework when protecting children
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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 practicing skills.

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More resources and information

Training packs

Collection of NSPCC child protection training resources for professionals, including packs of DVDs, CD-ROMs and books.
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Child protection consultancy service

Tailored safeguarding and child protection support for any organisation.
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National Training Centre

Host your meeting or conference in our training venue in Leicester.
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