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E-learning Courses

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

Safeguarding Children

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 Learning and Development Gateway.

Coping With Crying

This online training is a programme designed to support parents with their baby’s crying and reduce the risk of non-accidental head injuries to babies. To take this course click here  

Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

This online training takes approximately 1 hour and is designed to raise an awareness of the prevalence of CSA, what possible signs to look out for, understanding how children and young people feel and ensuring they are both seen and heard. To take this course click here

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

This module will help you to understand the nature and scope of Child Sexual Exploitation.

To take this course visit the Learning and Development Gateway.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence and Abuse is a serious social problem and human rights violation. It can affect anyone regardless of culture, ethnic or religious group, gender, sexuality, age, disability, income or lifestyle. However, with good service provision and awareness, many people affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse can lead safer and happier lives and protect their children.

To take this course visit the Learning and Development Gateway.


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.

Child Trafficking

ECPAT (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) UK has developed an e-learning course for child trafficking. ‘In Your Hands’ is appropriate for all professionals who may work with children who may have been trafficked. This course provides you with an awareness of the main issues around victim identification and what steps to take to provide support to a child victim of trafficking

To take this course visit ECPAT UK.

Safer Recruitment

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.


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.

Awareness of Forced Marriage

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.