Safeguarding Children Training Courses

For anyone working with children, it is crucial that the correct training is completed to ensure the safety of those in their care.

Here at Virtual College, we have delivered safeguarding courses to more than two million people, working with both public and private organisations across the UK and internationally to ensure compliance.

Safeguarding Children Courses

As an established safeguarding provider, we offer a wide range of online courses to ensure your compliance needs when it comes to working with children. 

Learn anytime, anywhere with our online safeguarding children courses. Each course comes with an instant digital certificate on completion which you can download and print for your records. 

Our courses are fully up to date and cover all the latest safeguarding children legislation and guidance and provide real-life scenarios that you may come across in the workplace. 

Designed in bite-size form, the training can be completed at a pace to suit the learner. Our large number of resources can be downloaded and referred to when needed, ensuring that the knowledge is retained and easily accessible.

Our safeguarding children courses include training at levels 1, 2 and 3 as well as refresher versions of each level, and key topics such as safer recruitment, child poverty, child exploitation, early child development and much more.

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Tailored Safeguarding Children Training Package | ✔ CPD Approved Courses

Our safeguarding children training can be tailored to you, your organisation and, most importantly, to your learners. No matter how big or small your team, we can help create a training solution that fits your requirements and supports you in building the skills, knowledge and confidence of your people.

Covering everything from safeguarding children, e-safety, female genital mutilation and much more, our team of expert consultants will work with you to assess which levels of training are required and build a tailored package to suit your needs.

In a new bite-size form, our courses are easily accessible to your learners meaning they can go straight to the topic they want and learn at a time and place that works for them.

  • Ideal for larger numbers of learners
  • On demand bite-size training
  • CPD-certified training
  • Learn anytime, anywhere


Not sure which is the right level of safeguarding children training for you or your learners?

Whilst Safeguarding training is a requirement for all those working with children and young people, but depending on the sector you work in and your job role, you will have different responsibilities for safeguarding.

To ensure you and your team can meet these differing responsibilities effectively, our online guide has been designed to help you pick the correct level of safeguarding children training for yourself, your colleagues and your employees.

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Easy-to-use Learning Management System

Our safeguarding children training is delivered through Enable, our very own easy-to-use Learning Management System (LMS), Enable.

Work with us to personalise your learning pathways, share content and track and report on learner progress, all from one simple, easy-to-access location.

With Enable, your people can learn anytime, anywhere. Already have a learning management system? Not a problem, we can support by seamlessly sharing our content into your existing platform.

✔ Easy setup and onboarding
✔ Report & measure performance
✔ No in-house tech requirement
✔ Keep track of results
✔ Make training accessible to all
✔ Support employees globally

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CPD Approved Training

Each of our individual safeguarding children courses are CPD certified.

Courses which are CPD certified have been recognised as meeting the high standards and benchmarking requirements set out by the CPD Certification Service. Here at Virtual College, our CPD certified courses help professionals to work towards a recognised CPD certification. Almost every business and organisation will acknowledge the merit behind a CPD certification.

Learner Certification

Whether you’re looking to complete our full safeguarding training suite or an individual bite-size safeguarding course, all our online training courses come with downloadable and printable certificates of achievement, ideal for showcasing your newfound skills, knowledge and experience.

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Dedicated Support

We believe in looking after our customers and learners.

In addition to a whole host of easily accessible support content, our dedicated customer and learner support team are always on hand to help and guide you in the right direction.





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Safeguarding Children FAQs

What constitutes a breach of duty of care?

A breach of duty of care is when a carer or other responsible person fails in the care that they should be giving. A person may be liable for negligence in a personal injury case if their breach of duty caused another person's injuries or mental ill health.

Typical areas of concern are fire safety, health and safety, food safety, personal safety, child and adult protection (plus wider safeguarding such as safer recruitment), equality, bullying, violence, harassment, stress, or discrimination from any source.

What is a safeguarding policy?

A policy put in place to ensure vulnerable people are not abused in any way. It makes it clear what an organisation or group will do to keep children and adults safe.

It should include a statement setting out the organisation's commitment to protecting all children and adults in its care.

What is early intervention?

Doing things as early as possible to support a child’s developmental, health and support needs. Early intervention services give specialised support to children and their families in the early years (birth to school entry).

Early intervention promotes welfare, safety, development and societal stability. It also plays a part in preventing problems developing later and goes a long way in attempting to rectify those which have already begun to manifest.

What is the Children Act 2004?

The Children Act 2004 introduced the Common Assessment Framework, which came into operation in 2006, and is an example of a standardised approach to improve the way in which services work together to provide early help to families.

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places responsibility on safeguarding partners to make arrangements together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their local area.

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