If you come into contact with children and young people in your role as a staff member or volunteer, you will have certain responisibilities to keep them safe. We have provided useful training information and resources below.
Everybody who works with children needs to know what to do if they are concerned about a child. People who work with children should have basic awareness of:
- what abuse is
- what the signs and indicators of abuse are
- who abuses
- how child protection systems work
- what to do to prevent bullying
- how to create stimulating, safe activities for children.
There may be other areas to find out about such as:
We can advise you on training – just contact us.
Training for staff and volunteers
Video clip: Understanding child protection responsibilities and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.
Creating safer organisations
Training for people who have a strategic safeguarding role.
Designated safeguarding children officer training
Training for people who have a lead operational role within the voluntary, community and corporate sectors.
Child protection awareness
Training for anyone who comes into contact with children during work, voluntary or leisure activities.
Creating a culture of safety
An invaluable training programme for anyone working with children in an organisational setting as well as those who need to understand more about the issues surrounding child sexual abuse.
Keeping children safe
Training for organisations that already have an existing child protection policy in place.
Safeguarding children: everybody's business
NSPCC. A comprehensive programme to enable trainers to provide basic awareness training for the voluntary sector.
Safeguarding awareness resources
Worried about a child? How you can protect children from abuse
Positively safe: a guide to developing safeguarding practices (PDF)
Help... I want to work safely with children and young people (PDF)
Protecting babies and toddlers: information for professionals and those working with children (PDF)
Help... I'm a safeguarding coordinator (PDF)
Help... I want to communicate safely: a worker's guide to using modern technologies with children and young people (PDF)
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