Be aware of the different signs and symptoms of abuse with our CPD approved Safeguarding Children Level 2 and Level 3 courses

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.


High-quality online safeguarding courses

Our collection of Safeguarding training courses cover everything you need to ensure safeguarding compliance requirements are met. With high-quality online Safeguarding courses we cover essential topics including:

Build Your Own Training Package

Perfect for training medium to large teams and workforces.

If you’re looking to train a large team or entire workforce across a wide range of safeguarding topics, our Build Your Own Package provides a simple and flexible solution.

What do you get?

  • As many licences as you require
  • A choice of up to 30 courses from our large catalogue of quality-assured digital courses, including CPD certified safeguarding courses
  • Access to our learning management system, allowing your learners to access their training anytime, anywhere

It’s a no brainer. Speak to our team today to get started!


Pay As You Go Online Courses

Ideal for individuals and small teams

If you’re simply looking to purchase a variety of essential safeguarding courses for a small number of employees or team, all our training is available online and on-demand on a pay as you go basis.

What do you get?

  • Simply browse our online catalogue
  • Pick and choose the right courses for you and your organisation, including from over 60 CPD certified safeguarding courses
  • Access your training anytime, anywhere through our easy-to-use learning management system
  • Buy more courses as and when you need

Get started today!

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

All our courses and training packages are delivered through our own easy-to-use Learning Management System, 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

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.

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.


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.


Whilst we think our training is great, don’t just take our word for it


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.