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If you’re responsible for running training for other people in child protection, then you’ll find this section useful.

Delivering safeguarding and child protection training isn’t always the easiest thing to do. If you’re in a training role, you’ll need to feel confident and be competent with the subject you’re being asked to deliver.

You should have an understanding of:

  • basic child protection awareness
  • adult learning
  • confidentiality
  • the impact of child protection awareness training
  • methods of delivery.

Even if you’re already working as a trainer, we can help you to gain additional skills.

By completing the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's (NSPCC) Training The Trainer course, you can go on to:

  • deliver awareness programmes internally
  • run sessions for peer organisations
  • manage a rolling training programme so everyone is kept up to date.   

Only ever use resources that you understand and feel comfortable with. Delivering inaccurate or misleading information during child protection training can be dangerous for participants, as it may give them false confidence and may leave children at risk of harm.

If you are not sure always seek advice from the Safe Network, your Local Safeguarding Children Board or umbrella body.


Training for trainers in child protection
This training course is an accredited programme for people responsible for running child protection training. It’s available as a four-day course (comprising two 2-day modules).


NSPCC Learning Resources
The NSPCC produce a wide range of training packs, DVDs and guides to help trainers plan and deliver cost-effective training courses and workshops on key aspects of child protection.

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