Child Protection training opportunities

Children in Scotland are delighted to bring you a packed programme of child protection training to help keep you and your colleagues up to date with the latest legislation and best practice.
Find out more about these upcoming learning opportunities below:

 Designated Child Protection Officer training

Tuesday, 13 August in Glasgow

Thursday, 5 September in Edinburgh

This full day training workshop will enable you to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated child protection officer and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach.


Online safety in Scotland: keeping children safe in the digital world

Thursday, 22 August in Edinburgh

This training event is tailored for professionals working with children and young people. It will bring you up to date with technology trends including relevant research and highlighting current apps that children and young people are using. 


Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector-free webinar

Monday, 10 June

This free, one-hour webinar is for anyone working with children and young people in the arts, screen and creative industries - including paid and volunteer workers. It will introduce the updated child protection guidelines set out in Creating Safety: Child protection guidelines for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries (Creative Scotland and Children in Scotland, 2019) and provide you with an overview of the key considerations and how they can be applied in practice.


Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector-free training

Friday, 14 June in Edinburgh 

Monday, 7 June in Perth 

Wednesday, 19 June in Glasgow 

This practical full-day event will help you feel confident about child protection, being able to share your knowledge with staff and colleagues, to ensure your organisation is up to date in its understanding of best safeguarding practice and able to support children, young people and staff with child protection concerns.



Cost to attend
From £89 for Children in Scotland members; from £109 for non-members.


How to book a place
Online - by clicking on the event title links above
By calling 0131 313 8828
By emailing


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