Can I take online child protection training?

online safety training

A common question we hear in the office at the Child Protection Company is, “Can I take online safeguarding training?” This topic remains a grey area for many professions, but for others, the answer is clear and simple: Yes, online training is perfectly acceptable as an alternative to face-to-face training sessions. The question is, which…

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What is safeguarding training?

childminders safeguarding training

It might seem like a simple question to some, but what is safeguarding training, and why should you have it? Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come into close contact with children and vulnerable adults for many years. Safeguarding is the process…

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

childrens safeguarding mental health week

An estimated 10 per cent of children aged 5 to 16 years suffer from ill mental health in the United Kingdom. Like adults, children can display a range of mental health issues, from depression and conduct disorders, to hyperactivity and post-traumatic stress disorder. Managing these problems can often be just as difficult for children as…

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