Child Protection (What to do if?)

This half-day course aims to raise awareness of child protection and the issues surrounding abuse and its effects on children.  It is designed for those who need to have a greater understanding of this difficult subject and for staff / volunteers working in a care environment.

Course Aims

  • Gain a general overview of safeguarding and child protection issues
  • Realise the long-term impact of abuse on those affected by it
  • Identify your organisation's responsibilities in relation to child protection

Course Objectives

  • Establish what 'safeguarding' is and where you / your organisation fits into it
  • Identify how children can be abused and what signs to look for
  • Discover how to reduce potential risks within your organisation
  • Consider what you should do if you discover or suspect abuse

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Definition of childhood and abuse
  • Relevant statistics / facts
  • What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
  • The 4 types of child abuse                                                                  How children can be abused                                                        Signs & Symptoms
  • Child abuse - Where and by whom 
  • Long term effects 
  • How to reduce potential risks
  • What to do if you discover or suspect abuse
  • Why children might not report abuse
  • Who to contact 

Course Duration

Up to 3 hours (i.e. 10am to 1pm) including a 15 minute break
Safe 2a
Safe 2b

Course Fees



Cost includes:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates for up to 16 participants.  
NB: Additional travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles and may be invoiced separately, charged at 45p per mile for car use and / or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Accommodation costs will be based on individual hotel bookings and will include reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.

Very clear and supportive in his delivery whilst giving lots of examples to participants to aid their learning

- Manager

Great Training.  Met all my expectations and much more

- Course participant

The trainer was very personable and thorough.  Open and willing to listen and answer any questions

- Course participant

Informative trainer with really good communication skills.  Made course fun.
- Course participant

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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