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On this page you can access a wide range of free or low cost e-learning designed to support work to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

On completion of a course, practitioners should notify their agency training representative to ensure that e-learning is captured on their training record.

NOTE: The RBSCP/RBSAB is not responsible for the content of external websites.



#LiveSkills resources focusing on live streaming risks to children

 Attachment in children & young people adopted from care – NICE

Awareness of Forced Marriage - a free course from Virtual College

Awareness of Forced Marriage - Foreign Office  

Brook Learn e-learning website -  (includes consent, sexual behaviours & CSE)

Child Neglect e-learning - Social Care Institute of Excellence

Child Neglect - Training handouts from the Department of Education

Child neglect - Training resources from the Department of Education

Child Sexual Abuse 'Seen & heard'   - how to recognise Sexual abuse.

Child Sexual Exploitation for health practitioners  

Child Sexual Exploitation for parents - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation 

Children and young people’s participation - Open Learn

Children’s rights training resource (includes introduction to child development and communication) - Coram International

Counter Terrorism Awareness - Counter Terrorism Policing

Dementia Awareness - Social Care Institute for Excellence

Disability Basics - Disability Matters

Domestic abuse / toxic trio - AVA Project

Domestic homicide review training front line practitioners - Home Office

Female Genital Mutilation (Aug 2016) Home Office 

Honour Based Violence - Virtual College £30 charge

Human Trafficking Awareness - Salvation Army

'In Your Hands - Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking' – ECPAT

 Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online - Open Learn

Introduction to Prevent - Home Office

Keeping Children Safe Online - NSPCC resource (£30 registration cost) 

Parental Substance Misuse - Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)  

Prevent responsibilities in further education and training - Education and Training Foundation 

Radicalisation /Channel General Awareness 

Safeguarding Adults - e-learning for health practitioners 

Safeguarding Adults - Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) 

 Safeguarding Matters: Disabled Children - Disability Matters

The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People - Coursera (University of Edinburgh)

Trafficking Exploitation and Modern Slavery - ECPAT - £30 charge

Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes - "When animals are abused, people are at risk - Virtual College

Understanding Attachment Theory

Understanding children: Babies being heard- Open Learn


Understanding Young Minds:talking about mental resilience & self harm

Child and adolescent mental health - MindEd E learning:  

·        Self Harm & Risky Behaviour

·        Bullying & the impact on the child

·        Introducing Child Development

·        Flashbacks, Trauma & Bullying

Open University

The Open University offers free online courses on their website on a range of subjects, including:

·        Introduction to cyber security

·        Learning to teach: become a reflective practitioner

·        Introducing the voluntary sector

·        Introduction to child psychology

·        An introduction to social work

Future Learn offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.  Find out more on their website  – some examples of recent courses: 

·        Logical and Critical Thinking

·        Caring for Vulnerable Children

·        Understanding drugs and addiction

·        Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare

·        Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action.




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