Safeguarding in schools, academies and colleges

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Course description

Our CPD certified Safeguarding in schools, academies and colleges online training course will give you and your staff a better understanding of how to recognise, respond to, report and record concerns about a child or young person.


Improve your understanding and confidence in recognising and responding to concerns about a child with our interactive elearning course from the safeguarding experts.


As you work through the course, innovative branching case scenarios allow you to choose the context that best suits your needs – primary or secondary and college settings – or you can choose to take them all.


There are five modules each taking around 30-45 minutes to complete. You can stop and start as you need and questions at the end of each module are followed with full explanations of the correct and incorrect answers to help develop your knowledge and skills


Modules include:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Recognise possible abuse
  • Module 2: Respond appropriately
  • Module 3: Report your concerns
  • Module 4: Record your observations
  • Module 5: Preventing abuse


After completing the course you will be able to:

  • understand what safeguarding and child protection means in primary, secondary and college settings
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance for safeguarding in education
  • recognise the different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns and provide a response that’s best for the child or the children involved
  • understand the correct procedures for reporting concerns and know who to report to
  • recognise the importance of recording your concerns and the principles of good recording.



Technical requirements


Our online courses will work in most web browsers, although we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course.


Our courses are compatible with most tablet devices, however the NSPCC does not provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices.


Videos clips hosted on the video sharing site Vimeo feature in some of our courses. Video playback controls will vary and are dependent on the browser used to take the course and where the video is hosted. If you experience problems with the videos then we recommend you try taking the course in a different browser.


Having trouble? Try:

  • updating your web browser
  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies (essential cookies are required for the purposes of undertaking our elearning)
  • turning off private browsing
  • enabling JavaScript
  • permitting access to videos on Vimeo
  • setting the following web domain to 'trusted':


Duration: It should take you about 4 hours to complete the course.

You will have access to the course for one year following purchase. You can take it as many times as you like in that time.


Certificate of achievement: Once you've successfully completed this course you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.