Child Protection Lead training

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Please note this training is delivered over two consecutive half days (2nd & 3rd February 2022, both 10am - 1.30pm) and participants must be able to attend both.

About this event

This training will provide an understanding of the responsibilities attached to the role of Child Protection Lead and develop your competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Previously this training was known as Child Protection Officer.

By the end of the course attendees will:

• Understand the importance of management oversight of staff working with children & young people in order to keep them safe.

• Recognise the role of your setting in providing early help to vulnerable children in order to minimise and manage risk.

• Understand how to manage concerns and the process for referring those children who may be in need of protection or intervention from other services.

Gain confidence in supporting the Designated Child Protection Officer in revising policies and procedures and embedding them within your agency.

Understand your role in deputising for the Designated Child Protection Officer in their absence when concerns are identified about the wellbeing, welfare and protection of children and young people who your service comes into contact with.

Facilitator bio

NSPCC's vision for children is a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. NSPCC exists to prevent children from cruelty and to provide protection for them.

NSPCC Scotland strives to be a learning organisation that values the development and dissemination of knowledge and skills throughout the organisation.

Training and development provided by NSPCC Scotland Training and Consultancy seeks to contribute to these goals and promote the values of the organisation.

System requirements for attendees

You can attend this training from anywhere using a compatible computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet.

Please note, some organisations have additional security settings that may prevent you from accessing the training on a work device. Please check that your organisation permits access to Zoom. If they don’t provide access, we encourage you to use a personal device with Google Chrome instead. Otherwise, please speak to your IT team to gain access or ask them to change the security settings on your work device to access Zoom.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the webinar for any reason the webinar fee will still apply. As a not-for-profit charity, Children in Scotland needs to ensure that we cover the running costs of delivering webinars, unfortunately this means we are unable to reimburse attendees if they are unable to participate in a webinar.

Copyright and data sharing

Recording and /or distributing the webinar in any form is prohibited. This training may be recorded for internal review and use.

Please note that your personal details may be shared with the trainer for training purposes. These details will be deleted once the webinar has taken place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email