Child Protection Trainer of the Year 2019

NSPCC and BASPCAN national award to celebrate excellence in child protection training

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Do you know an outstanding child protection trainer? If you've ever felt inspired by a trainer, then we want to hear from you.

Nominations are now open to find the Child Protection Trainer of the Year Award for 2019.

In January 2018 the very first Child Protection Trainer’s Award was presented to Sue Gower MBE of Kent LSCB. 

Good safeguarding and child protection training protects children and those who work with them. With this award, we want to recognise the huge contribution that trainers make to keeping children and young people safe from harm.

Nominations must be submitted by 31 July 2018. The award will be presented on 15 January 2019.

Make your nomination.


The nomination process

The award is for trainers or educators responsible for designing and/or delivering training which aims to protect children and young people under the age of 18.

The trainers or educators can be working in any setting, with anyone who works with children, young people and/or their families and carers. Trainers may work in any part of the UK or Ireland. Nominations will be accepted for individuals, co-facilitators and teams.

For the 2019 award, we are focusing on those trainers who develop and/or provide face-to-face learning opportunities. This excludes exclusively online curriculums.

We're looking for creative and effective trainers who:

  • galvanise, inspire and motivate by helping learners to develop the confidence and courage to take action to protect a child when necessary
  • inform, by providing well-evidenced training that helps learners make balanced decisions
  • focus on children and young people, helping learners to understand the rights, views and experiences of anyone who might be at risk of abuse
  • take a holistic approach, thereby enabling learners to consider the context, culture and community of the family in question
  • are inclusive, recognising and respecting the diversity of the learners to promote their ability to learn and work together.

Make your nomination

Tell us who you're nominating and why. To make your entry stand out from the crowd, describe how that person has made a real difference to children's lives through their training.

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