Child protection training in Scotland Helping people working with children and organisations

Boys sitting in a gardenAs the UK's leading child protection charity, we understand the child protection issues that people working with children and organisations can face.

Our training and consultancy team works with a wide range of organisations across all sectors in Scotland. Based on Getting it Right for every child (GIRFEC) principles we explore the steps that can be taken to improve policies, standards and practice to keep children safe.

You can view our range of Scotland specific training courses below and find out how our consultancy service can help you.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email to discuss your training and consultancy needs with us today.

Training courses in Scotland

Child protection in Scotland - online 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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Designated child protection officer in Scotland course

Face-to-face training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people in Scotland.
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Designated child protection officer in Scotland refresher course

Face-to-face training to update your child protection skills and knowledge to support your role.
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Tailored training

We provide tailored child protection support for any organisation to put safeguards in place to prevent child abuse and develop, evaluate or review safeguarding policies and processes.

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Safer interviewing skills (Scotland)

Develop the skills to help you recruit staff or volunteers who are safe to work with children.
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Introduction to child protection in Scotland course

Child protection training to give your staff a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare in Scotland.
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Training for trainers in child protection in Scotland

This course will help you to develop core skills in planning, designing, delivering and evaluating child protection training.
Advanced training course

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 practice skills.

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Looking for UK wide and online courses?

A wide range of courses are available across the UK and online, from introductions to child protection to refresher courses.

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Child protection consultancy service in Scotland

Two girls playing at schoolOur child protection consultancy service raises awareness of child wellbeing and protection issues for organisations within the Getting it Right for every child (GIRFEC) framework.

Together we explore the steps that can be taken to improve policies, standards and practice. This could be through structural, policy or procedural changes, and may involve practice reviews or audits. We also work with organisations following a critical incident where circumstances have led to the potential harm or actual harm of a child.

If you'd like to find out more about our consultancy service, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or for more information.

Fighting for childhood in Scotland

How we’re building a better future for Scotland's children through working with local services and communities and influencing national policy.
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Child protection in Scotland

How the child protection system in Scotland works from reporting, investigations and care proceedings including facts, statistics and case reviews.
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Support for professionals


Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

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Subscribe to our Case reviews update. A monthly update about case reviews added to the National collection of case reviews in the month and learning from case reviews briefings.
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Get online safeguarding training

Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse.

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Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

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How safe are our children? Growing up online

Our annual flagship conference is for everyone working in child protection.

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Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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New in the Library

A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.

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Helping you keep children safe

Read our guide for professionals on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.

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Impact and evidence

Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.

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Training and consultancy

Grow your child protection knowledge and skills with CPD certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online.
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Sharing knowledge to keep children safe

Read our guide to the NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.

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