E-Learning Courses

The courses below are mainly free of charge. Agencies are advised to check with the individual providers for any fees that may be applied.  

The SSCP would welcome any feedback you have after completing the e-learning courses below,  please e-mail the SSCP Training team    

Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking

ECPAT UK provides training throughout the UK and internationally on child protection in tourism and on the protection of child victims of trafficking. In particular, ECPAT UK operates a national training programme on safeguarding children to increase awareness and highlight the specific support needs of trafficked children.


Child trafficking and modern slavery

ECPAT UK has launched a new e-learning course for all professionals who may come into contact with children, young people or adults who have been trafficked.  Designed in partnership with e-learning provider Virtual College, the course supports frontline staff to meet their professional safeguarding responsibilities and recognise the rights of child and adult victims of trafficking. Learners will be taken on an interactive journey to examine and understand different types of exploitation, how individuals become victims to abuse and what actions professionals should take to identify victims and help them.

The course also provides up-to-date insight on new legislation and statutory guidance, including Modern Slavery Act 2015, Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (Scotland), Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015, EU Directive on Trafficking in Human Beings and Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.   

The course fee is £30 + VAT, however discounts are available for multiple purchases. Virtual College is donating 10% of all sales of this course to ECPAT UK to help in the fight against child trafficking.

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (Seen and Heard)

1 in 20 children in the UK has been sexually abused. Many of these young people wanted to disclose their abuse at the time - but didn't feel like they could. Sadly, too often the signs that children and young people are being sexually abused or exploited are being missed because professionals don't know what to look for. To combat this problem the Department of Health and the national charity The Children's Society have developed an engaging and interactive hour long eLearning course alongside resources. This is designed to enable workers to spot the signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation, and help them create an environment where young people are more likely to disclose.


Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Pace UK, in partnership with Virtual College, has launched an interactive online information package for parents on the signs of child sexual exploitation. This free tool is designed to equip parents with the information and knowledge to safeguard children from this abuse. Please note that this on-line package is also suitable for staff, professionals and practitioners who work with children and has received excellent feedback. The package quickly gives you the knowledge and information to be confident recognising and tackling this abuse. The tool is interactive and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, but can be completed and reviewed at your own pace.

Extremism & Radicalisation

Home Office Prevent e Learning, three packages are currently available:

Prevent Awareness

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

Prevent Referrals

This package builds on the Prevent awareness e Learning training. It is designed to make sure that when we share a concern that a vulnerable individual may be being radicalised, that the referral is robust, informed and with good intention, and that the response to that concern is considered, and proportionate.

Channel Awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, or even run a Channel Panel. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting.


Female Genital Mutilation

The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It will give teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. The training provides safeguarding professionals with an overview of FGM and their responsibilities in FGM cases. It also contains information on how to prevent FGM and helps professionals support those who have been subjected to it.


Forced Marriage

The FMU has developed a new forced marriage e-learning package for professionals. The modules aim to enable professionals to recognise the warning signs of forced marriage and ensure that the appropriate action is taken to help protect and support all those at risk. 

Please email fmu@fco.gov.uk if you encounter problems registering.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing is everyone's business. Further information including the Emotional Health Directory of Services is available on Emotional Health for Children and Young People and the different types of resources and training/events that are available to support children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing.

MindEd provides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and young people.

GMMH Recovery Academy courses  

The academy offers a range of interesting and inspiring courses free of charge to support recovery and breakdown mental health related stigma and discrimination.

All the courses are free, but you need to register and sign our Student Charter before attending, to register please use the following link: www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery-getinvolved

Improving Mental Health - Self Help Online Therapy

This service offers a range of online therapy courses across Salford to support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep-related problems. Individuals accessing this service will be provided with guidance and assistance by highly-skilled staff and volunteers. The eTherapy courses available include: Beating the Blues, Living life to the Full, Silvercloud Health and Sleepio. The eTherapy programs offered are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is proven to help improve mental health and make a difference to people's lives.


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