Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

Safeguarding in Education


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, Teachers Assistants, Office Staff and much more.

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.

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 priortise this responsibility at the highest level.

The 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. 

You will learn

  • To 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


After completing this course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate, which you can print for your records.

Course duration

This course should take eight to 10 hours to complete, but our e-learning courses are entirely self-paced, so this depends on your individual learning speed.

Please note that whilst this e-learning course is free, failure to complete within 30 days of allocation with result in a £15 charge.

To register for this course, please click here

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