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Safeguarding Training Courses


Learn anytime, anywhere with our online courses that help you build the skills, knowledge, and confidence to safeguard and protect children, young people, and adults. 

CPD Approved Safeguarding Training Courses

Whether working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a duty of care to safeguard and protect. Your people need to know how to spot the signs for a wide range of issues, so implementing an effective, well-rounded programme is a must. With over 25 years' experience of designing and developing online safeguarding training, we’ve built up a vast and diverse catalogue of ready-to-go training that meets the core requirements of most businesses.

Having delivered safeguarding awareness training to over 2 million people, it's safe to say we've learned what works. Collaborating with experts, we've created digital learning courses to suit every safeguarding need.

Whether public or private sector, or small or large organisations, our course catalogue has been developed for all industries. So, whatever your training requirements, we have the course perfect for your needs.


Tailored Safeguarding Training Package | ✔ CPD Approved Courses

Our Safeguarding 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 most importantly supports you to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of your people.

Covering everything from Safeguarding Children and Adults through to Modern Slavery and Trafficking, 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 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
  • Over 60 high quality courses to choose from
  • On demand bitesize training
  • Over 300 hrs of learning content available
  • CPD certified training
  • Learn anytime, anywhere

Individual Course Titles | ✔ CPD Approved Courses

All of our online Safeguarding courses can be purchased as individual titles and accessed on demand through our learning management system, Enable.

Whether you’re looking for training across Safeguarding Children or Adults or for more specific training across areas such as E-safety, Radicalisation and Extremism through to Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation and much more, our online safeguarding course catalogue is here to help you.

Not sure which training is right for you, or which courses you need to take? Our online guide will help you assess which courses and levels you need to take. You can access this here.

  • Choose based on your needs
  • Available on demand
  • Bitesize content
  • Over 60 courses available
  • CPD certified training
  • Learn anytime, anywhere


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

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

Our online guide has been designed to help you pick the correct level of Safeguarding training for yourself, your colleagues and your employees to ensure you comply with requirements set when it comes to working with children and adults at risk.

Easy to use Learning Management System

Our Safeguarding training is delivered through our 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


CPD Approved Training

Each of our individual Safeguarding 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. 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.


Build your own training package today


Our dedicated team can work with you to build your own training package unique to your business.

✔ Choose up to 30 titles for your learners from a catalogue of over 200 quality-assured courses.

✔ Purchase as many licenses as you need.

✔ Access, track, and manage training through our LMS.

✔ Upload your own content and let your learners access everything they need in one place.

Contact us today to get started!

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 Training FAQs

  • What are the six principles of Safeguarding?

    The UK government created six Safeguarding principles to help protect vulnerable adults and children, these principles are:

    • Empowerment – supporting and encouraging people to make their own decisions and informed consent
    • Prevention – taking action before harm occurs
    • Proportionality – offering the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk
    • Protection – support and representation for those in greatest need
    • Partnership – communities have a part to play in reporting and preventing neglect and abuse; local solutions through services working with their communities
    • Accountability – transparency and accountability in safeguarding practice
  • What is Safer Recruitment Training?

    Safer Recruitment training covers areas like shortlisting potential candidates for interviews, DBS checks, dealing with any concerns raised during the vetting process, risk assessment and how to manage allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

  • What are Safeguarding procedures?

    Procedures and systems provide clear guidance on what to do in various circumstances; they clarify roles and responsibilities. Child protection procedures should be linked with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board’s own procedures (or the All Wales Child Protection Procedures).

  • Is child protection and Safeguarding the same?

    Safeguarding is the policies and procedures that organisations and people have in place to keep children safe and promote their wellbeing, everything from security of buildings to staff recruitment. Child protection is the term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.

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