Child protection: an introduction - online course An online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who works with children

Female practitioner smiling and talking to two young childrenGain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with. 

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.

Our CPD certified course is for anyone who works with children or families.

£20 per person

Approximately 3 hour online training course

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About this course

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.

Each section takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, followed by 5 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.

Our online training should run in most web browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Please note: our courses are not compatible with Mozilla Firefox.  Unfortunately our courses are also not currently compatible with iPads and other tablet and mobile devices.

Before beginning your course, we recommend installing the latest version of your web browser and Adobe Flash Player

Having trouble with the course? Try:

  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies
  • turning off private browsing
  • turning off your pop-up blocker.

Contact us on 0808 800 5000 or if you have any questions.

Customer reviews

“I thought this course was excellent - the information was conveyed very clearly, with very useful exercises and information about assumptions and myths.”

I now have a much clearer understanding of the safeguarding process.

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This course is CPD certified and delivered by experienced professionals.

Information and resources

Child protection in the UK

Find out how the systems and laws of the UK and its 4 nations work to keep children safe from abuse and harm.

More about the child protection system

Safeguarding children

What organisations and groups that work with or come into contact with children should do to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

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Contact us

Call us on 0808 800 5000 or email us to speak to us about your child protection training needs.

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