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Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation
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Overview - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation

This engaging and interactive e-learning course has been designed to help increase learner’s knowledge of child protection processes and procedures which are embedded across Scotland.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of how to recognise the signs that a child or young person may be in need of help and protection from harm, as well as increased confidence in responding appropriately when a concern is raised about a child or young person.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the various types of child abuse and neglect
  • Identify the signs and what to look for
  • Know how to ask questions if you suspect a child is being abused
  • Know what steps to take if you suspect abuse is happening
  • Know what happens after a child care or protection concern is made to Children’s Services (Social Care)
  • Know what to do if a child or an adult discloses abuse
  • Understand the importance of keeping records
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency working
We also have An Introduction to Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Summary


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who comes in to contact with children within their work environment.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


I liked the voice over activity, this made me take the course at a slower pace and reiterated what I read
SB 02/05/2015
All was good and settled in mind of various types of abuse and neglect going around in society.I loved about this course as it was online I didn't have the hassle to go somewhere and do it and would want to do more online training
SR 26/03/2015
The frames were nicely laid out making it easier to follow what was being stated
LC 05/03/2015
I have learned a lot in this module, its ease of use and content were reassuring
DW 02/03/2015
The way the whole modules were presented by information, pictures and keynotes to remember specially the tests that are at the end of each set. Very well presented, want to read over and over again and gain various points of educating myself.
SR 28/11/2014
Gradual and methodical unfolding of information
RP 01/10/2013
All very good
I liked being able to complete my training when it suited me and in the comfort of my own home
SM 16/06/2013
Simply interactive and informative
DJ 11/06/2013
Excellent and interactive
CG 11/06/2013
Well thought out
BM 11/06/2013
Very simple to follow
JG 04/06/2013

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

£30.00 + VAT

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