E-Learning Courses offered

Course overview

E-Learning Course Description

  1. Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Suite

An ideal introduction ,these six courses cover a variety of child protection and safeguarding children issues and are suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children. They aim to inform about the various types of abuse or neglect to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.

  • Introduction to Safeguarding: Aimed at those who have occasional contact with children.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core: Suitable for frontline professionals and those who have direct contact with children.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Foundation: Aimed at those who have direct contact with children.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Young People: Suitable for those working with young people aged 11-18.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Police: Based on the core version but includes information pertinent to police procedures.
  • Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe: Created with South Tees Junior LSCB, this course is aimed at 11-18 year olds, i.e. peer mentors, baby sitters, work placements


  1. Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme

Learners are given an awareness of the radicalisation process and a clear understanding of the Prevent duty. They are also taught how to recognise the signs and have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.


  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

Increases awareness of the main issues in the sexual exploitation of children and young people and raises awareness of the legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.


  1. An Intro to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour based Violence

This course is specifically designed to help people coming into contact with young people and their families during the course of their work to promote good safeguarding practice, whilst being culturally aware.

On completion you will have an understanding of the four main types of abuse that stem from culture related traditions such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Honour Based Violence, Spirit Possession and Forced Marriage.

Be more aware of the specific cultural and religious needs of others and confident at conversing with those from a differing cultural background and recognise how important cultural awareness is in supporting the best possible outcomes for all children.



  1. Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery

This course will define and explain the meanings of adult and child trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery, be aware of and make sure to respect the rights of victims of trafficking. Act in line with your own responsibilities as a professional and be aware of the responsibilities of other authorities in the UK.

This course has been developed with West Yorkshire Police, safeguarding boards and ECPAT UK who are a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against child trafficking and exploitation. This course is designed for any professional who may come into contact with children, young people, or adults who may have been trafficked.


  1. Basic Awareness of Domestic Abuse including the impact on children

Helps you to explain, describe and recognise the signs of domestic violence and neglect. It will also help you identify ways to supports victims, identify the ‘dos and don’ts’, recognise when it is appropriate to assist, know where and when to get help and be aware of best practice.


  1. E-Safety – Guidance for Practitioners

Safeguarding risks are associated with the internet and other forms of modern technology. This course helps you understand the different ways children and young people use technology and how this can make them vulnerable.


  1. Hidden Harm

When it comes to drug and alcohol misuse in adults the focus is often on the parent. This course aims to emphasise the effects on children and young people, raise awareness and helps spot signs and identify appropriate windows to help break the cycle and safeguard the child.


  1. Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts can affect children of any age. The number of girls aged ten to 19 in the UK who self-harm increased by 68 per cent between 2011 and 2017, research from the University of Manchester and Keele University showed.

Meanwhile, the NSPCC’s Childline handled an average of 60 calls each day in 2017 from children reporting suicidal thoughts. Mental health problems among children appear to be on the rise, so self-harm awareness and an understanding of how to support young people reporting suicidal thoughts is vital for anyone who works in a safeguarding position.

The Virtual College Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People course has been created with this in mind.


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