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E-Learning Courses

E-learning Courses

The WSSCP provides access to a range of e-Learning courses to help you in your work.

This video-based course is for anyone who works with children and young people and will support you to explore what Contextual Safeguarding is, how it works in practice, and how you can apply it to your own professional area of work.

You will learn about the societal responses to growing up that children and young people have and how these have changed in recent years along with the importance of cognitive development on adolescent safeguarding and the extra-familial risks that some children and young people experience.

You will also explore the ways in which adolescent safeguarding differs from traditional child protection/adult safeguarding and, therefore, the different approach it needs, and how Contextual Safeguarding approaches help to address adolescent risk outside the home.

To undertake this course visit the The Learning Pool and type the title of this training in the search bar.

This online learning module is for everyone in West Sussex who has contact with adults who work or volunteer with children and / or young people in the county. It will help you to know what to do when you have concerns about an adult’s behaviour towards children and young people. Adults are people aged 16 and over.


To take this course visit the The Learning Pool and type the course title in the search bar

This online learning module covers child-specific indicators of modern slavery, while also taking a closer look at forms of exploitation that are particularly prevalent.


To take this course visit the  The Learning Pool and type the course title in the search bar.

This module is for anyone that comes into contact with children or young people especially those involved in the care and education of children and young people.

To take this course visit the  The Learning Pool and type the course title in the search bar.

The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) developed with Virtual College. This training will provide you with an overview of FGM and your responsibilities in FGM cases. It also contains information on how to prevent FGM and helps professionals support those who have been subjected to it.

To take this course visit the Home Office Virtual College.

An 2nd online awareness course on FGM is also available and will provide information on the facts and figures and around FGM, help and support available. To take this course visit the Learning & Development Gateway

The NSPCC offer online safeguarding training to help with the recruitment process of staff and volunteers in schools, academies or colleges. The training has been developed in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

To take this course visit the NSPCC.

Please note there is a charge for this training

The PREVENT strategy aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. While it remains rare for children and young people to become involved in terrorist activity, young people from an early age can be exposed to terrorist and extremist influences of prejudiced views. Channel is a key element of the PREVENT strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to protect people at risk from radicalisation.

To take this course visit Channel General Awareness.

This course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.

To take this course visit Safeguarding Children e-Academy.

Upon completion of the course learners are expected to have a good understanding of the situation of unaccompanied and separated children, an overview of their specific needs and knowledge on how to address them. Learners will also acquire country-specific information and resources related to care framework in their respective countries.

The course available is for:

Care professionals, including social workers, personal assistants, child and family workers (care professionals). To access the course visit Safe Project Online Learning