eLearning Courses

All professionals working with children, or who are in contact with children, have a role and duty in safeguarding children from harm.

This course deals with the context of child protection and how it is everybody's responsibility to keep children safe. The different signs and types of abuse are described, as are the ways to keep children you work with safe. 

It outlines the importance of child protection and how everyone can keep children safe from abuse. We help learners recognise the signs and types of abuse, including some less common types of abuse such as trafficking, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation.

A multiple choice knowledge check is included.

Outcomes:On completion, you will have learnt how to recognise when a child may be suffering from abuse and what you can do to keep children safe.

This course aims to give an overview of what child sexual exploitation (CSE) really is. We look at how to identify some of the signs that CSE might be occurring, as well as the process of grooming.  Guidance is also provided on the use of the Framework when assessing for CSE, and best practice for practitioners working with children and young people.

Outcomes: On completion you should know what child sexual exploitation (CSE) is and how to identify it, as well as understanding what action practitioners and agencies should take for victims.

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

This module explores the signs and indicators of abuse and how it affects children. We also cover how to address instances of domestic abuse and get support.

What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found. The content of this course page links directly to The Lullaby Trust.

Link - Prevent eLearning Packagethis external link will open in a new window (for a more detailed introduction) 

Understanding Young Minds – free online course for Parentsthis external link will open in a new window - Virtual College have worked in partnership with SelfharmUK to create a free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children. 

Thousands of children and young people in the UK are thought to be impacted by self-harm each year.

Spotting the signs can be difficult, and approaching the subject with your children can be an uncomfortable experience.

60% of parents feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children.

This course will help you to:

·       Know what self-harm is and why young people may do it

·       Know what makes young people vulnerable to self-harming behaviour

·       Understand in what ways you can support a young person who is self-harming 

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