Introduction to Child Protection
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.
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.