Free e-learning for safeguarding children


All colleagues who work with children and adults at risk need to be aware of the Prevent Duty, understand how to recognise the risk factors for radicalisation and know what action to take if concerns are raised.  Safeguarding those at risk of radicalisation is no different from safeguarding them from other forms of harm. 

Please be mindful that your organisation may have a strategy or policy around accessing Prevent training so we would recommend referring to that in advance of taking the e-learning as you may be required to keep a record of your certificate or to attend face-to-face training.

The Home Office has invested in an e-learning training package which should take no longer than 45 minutes. 
Please click here to access e-learning information radicalisation.

Female Genital Mutilation

The Home Office has launched a free online training package on female genital mutilation (FGM).  It will give colleagues working with children and families the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.

Please click here to access female genital mutilation e-learning training.

Combating Child Sexual Exploitation

This e-learning is for ALL partners, despite the title indicating that it is specifically for health professionals. The majority of the content is relevant for all professions, but for some content you may need to contextualise into your own situation so please approach it with this attitude.

Please note that you need to access the course with a computer with sound activated as some of the content is in the form of video clips.

In addition, as it is a nationally available course, there is some additional local information that you need to access, and this is provided in the PowerPoint presentation below, which also includes a little more about how boys and young men are affected by sexual exploitation.

Click here to access the CSE e-learning

Forced Marriage for people who have contact with children, young people and families

Please note that the course is aimed at raising awareness of Forced Marriage and does not replace specialist face-to-face training

The government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has developed a new forced marriage e-learning package for professionals. The modules aim to enable professionals to recognise the warning signs of forced marriage and ensure that the appropriate action is taken to help protect and support all those at risk.  You will need to access the course with a computer with sound activated.

Please register for this free training module by clicking here.  

Please email fmu@fco.gov.uk if you encounter problems registering.

Children’s Attachment

NICE has developed this e-learning on children’s attachment.  The e-learning aims to support practitioners to better understand attachment, the causes of attachment difficulties, how to recognise the signs of attachment difficulties and how to support children and families affected by attachment difficulties.

Click here to access the Children’s Attachment e-learning

Information Sharing

This presentation/ training course is based on HM Government Information Sharing Guidance for Practitioners and Managers and has been developed in partnership with Barnardo’s.  This course will help you to understand when and how information can be shared legally and professionally, in order to achieve improved outcomes.

The guidance is for everyone that works with children, young people and families whether they are employed or volunteers, in the public, private or voluntary sectors. It is for staff working in health, education, schools, social care, youth work, early years, family support, offending and criminal justice, police, advisory & support services, culture & leisure.

Click here to access the Information Sharing presentation e-learning

Understanding Young Minds

This course is designed to provide you with a basic awareness of self harm. Although the course is primarily aimed at parents it is also suitable for professionals who want to gain a better understanding of what self harm is, why young people do it and how to best support them.

Please click here to access the Understanding Young Minds e-learning

Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes

This course will be of interest to professionals working with families with pets and will help them to recognise those at risk of physical and mental abuse.

 Please click here to access the Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes e-learning

Safer Sleep for Babies

Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board and Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board have developed the Safer Sleeping Risk Assessment Tool to support practitioners to identify if parents or carers are putting a baby to sleep in an unsafe way.

A self-directed learning session has also been developed to help practitioners learn about:

  • what guidance to give carers to ensure they are putting babies to sleep safely
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • the risk factors for SIDS

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

The Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board  have developed a self-directed learning session on the statutory guidance 'Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018' to support practitioners in their understanding of how they need to work with other agencies to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

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