Safeguarding in Education Training for School Staff

It is crucial that anyone working in education is able to spot the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to ensure children are safeguarded. This Safeguarding in Education online training course is CPD approved and has been tailored to those working in education such as Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office Staff and much more.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 9-10 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 4 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Anyone working in education has a responsibility to ensure children are safeguarded from potential abuse or neglect. Staff need to be able to recognise any of the signs or symptoms of abuse and how to report them to the correct authority.

This Safeguarding in Education course has been updated to be compliant with new Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 legislation and how this applies in the workplace or when working with children and young people.

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance so they can proactively focus on keeping them safe from harm and maintain the ability to act on any concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people. 

Why take this course?

The Department of Education states ‘everybody who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children’. It is the duty of schools and colleges to prioritise the responsibility of safeguarding children in school at the highest level. 

This Safeguarding in Education course has been created with child protection in mind, giving advice and information for schools and college staff using practical, real-life examples. The course is written by safeguarding experts with over 100 years’ joint experience in the education sector. 

It is a statutory requirement that all staff working with children receive appropriate child protection training. By completing this safeguarding in education course, you will be meeting these legal obligations and minimising the risk of bad publicity or lawsuits.

This safeguarding training for school staff course is not only suitable for those who are safeguarding children in school but colleges, nurseries and any other education settings.

What other courses can I complete?

We offer a wide range of CPD approved online safeguarding courses which are perfect for those working in education to meet the latest safeguarding requirements.

These include Safeguarding Children Level 2, Safeguarding Children Level 3, Safer Recruitment, E-Safety and many more.

You will learn

  • Recognise the legislation and guidance that governs safeguarding children in education
  • Identify safe working practices in education settings
  • Recognise the importance of early intervention and specific safeguarding issues
  • Recognise the signs of abuse and neglect
  • Identify what to do if you have concerns about children
  • Illustrate how safeguarding children works in practice

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Administrators
  • Reception staff
  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Early years practitioners
  • Safeguarding teams

Safeguarding In Education FAQs

  • How often should school staff have safeguarding training?

    Different training providers produce slightly different safeguarding courses at each level, which means that there’s no standardised guidance on how often you need to receive refresher training for safeguarding. The general guidance is that training should be refreshed every 2 years, but as a practitioner, you may need to undertake more frequent or specialised training to be able to fulfil the requirements of your role.

  • What does Safeguarding mean in teaching?

    Safeguarding in schools is essential for keeping children safe. It means having whole-school policies and procedures, staff and volunteers confident in identifying and raising concerns, leadership confident in responding to and referring concerns and working with other agencies to protect children. Examples of safeguarding issues include suspected abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, grooming, allegations against staff, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • What are the school's roles and responsibilities with safeguarding?

    When a child is in school, the school is responsible for keeping them safe from harm and abuse. The school should create a safe learning environment, identify pupils who are suffering or at risk of harm and take suitable action. Anyone that works closely with children needs to be aware of the laws regarding safeguarding and the steps to take if they suspect abuse or neglect. See more here.

  • What is the main safeguarding legislation for schools?

    There are many pieces of legislation and guidance that need to be known and understood if you are safeguarding children. Here we list and summarise the ones that are relevant to all UK countries. If you would like to know more about country-specific pieces, please select the relevant country: EnglandScotlandWales or Northern Ireland.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.