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On this page you can access a wide range of free or low cost e-learning designed to support your work to safeguard children and young people.

On completion of a course, practitioners should notify their agency training representative to ensure that e-learning is captured on their training record.

NOTE: The SCP is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Safeguarding Awareness Briefing for Volunteers 

FREE - Safeguarding Awareness Briefing for Volunteers - SCP 

Safeguarding Awareness Briefing for Volunteers: Supporting notes - SCP

Safeguarding Children Awareness

CHARGE - Safeguarding Children Level 1 - Virtual College

CHARGE - Safeguarding Children Level 2 - Virtual College

CHARGE - Safeguarding Children Level 3 - Virtual College

Safeguarding in Education

CHARGE - Safeguarding Children In Education - Virtual College

Statutory & Mandatory Alternative Training

CHARGE - Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 3 - Virtual College

Safer Recruitment

CHARGE - Safer Recruitment - Virtual College


CHARGE - Making sense of SEND - Social Care Institute for Excellence

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

CHARGE - Adverse Childhood Experiences - Educare part of TES

FREE RESOURCE - Little Book of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Child Neglect Courses

FREE - Webinar recording: Supporting children and young people after abuse and neglect - Social Care Institute of Excellence

CHARGE - Child Neglect e-learning - Social Care Institute of Excellence

Compromised Care Courses

FREE - Parental Substance Misuse Module 1 - Virtual College

FREE - Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence - Future Learn

Mental Health Courses

FREE - Catalogue of courses from Mind Ed on children and young people's mental health for all professionals - You do not need to register.

FREE - Parental Mental Health and Families Module 2: Think Child, Think Parent, Think Family

FREE - Parental Mental Health and Families Module 8: Communicating with Families

FREE - Zero Suicide Alliance: 20 minutes to save a life!


FREE - Caring for gender non-conforming young people - Gires

FREE -Transgender Awareness for Employers & Service Providers - Gires

FREE -Promoting Trans Equality in Further Education - Gires

Digital Safety Courses/Resources

CHARGE - CEOP Keeping Children Safe Online

FREE RESOURCES - #LiveSkills resources focusing on live streaming risks to children

FREE RESOURCES - Vodafone: Digital Parenting

Child Exploitation Courses

FREE - Prevent Awareness - Home Office

FREE - CSE & Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE)

FREE RESOURCES - School/Parent CSE Resource - Think You Know

CHARGE - 'In Your Hands - Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking

Harmful Practices Courses

FREE - Savera UK Day of Memory 2021 Webinar

FREE - Forced Marriage Awareness Training - Virtual College

FREE - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  

Harmful Sexualised Behaviours

FREE - Catalogue of courses Brook Learn E-learning - Includes consent, sexual behaviours & CSE

CHARGED RESOURCE - Brook Traffic Light Tool - BROOK

CHARGE - Managing Sexualised Behaviour in Primary Schools

CHARGE - Managing Sexualised Behaviour in Secondary Schools

Open University

The Open University offers free online courses on their website www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses on a range of subjects, including:

Future Learn

Future Learn offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.  Find out more on their website www.futurelearn.com  – some examples of recent courses: 


To make a referral to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) please use the referral form in the first instance.    

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NB: New changes to the LADO criteria are now in effect