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Online Training


 Free E-learning Courses

These courses, from a variety of providers, aim to provide practitioners with a basic awareness of the issue concerned. Some require an account to be created.  Most provide a certificate on successful completion.

City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership does not host, endorse or have any responsibility for these external courses.


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences Early Trauma online training for practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and families.

Animal Welfare in Violent Homes

This course provided by Virtual College has been developed as a result of significant research findings, which show that “When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk.”
This free safeguarding course has been designed to help frontline staff understand the link between family abuse and animal abuse, and is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk.


This is a suite of training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.  It also includes cyberbullying.

Children's Mental Health

Mind-Ed offers a very comprehensive website of online learning packages.  There is a universal suite of courses as well as learning paths aimed at those targeted at professionals in education, health, social care and child minders.
Topics include self harm, digital risk, learning disabilities amongst many others.

Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA)

Self-directed learning via the Moodle online learning platform. This course should take approximately 90 minutes to complete.This training course will provide practitioners with an increased understanding of the causes, effects and risks associated with CAPVA, to enable them to identify CAPVA in families and provide an appropriate early response and signposting for support. The course is suitable for professionals working with families particularly early help services, domestic abuse agencies, education support staff, youth offending, targeted family support and those working in children’s social care.To Note: This course is does not provide participants with the training and tools to provide the Respect Young People’s Programme.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This free 20/30 minute e-learning course, provided by PACE,  is for parents and professionals who work alongside children and young people:
  • find out more about child sexual exploitation
  • learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited
  • understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families
  • know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse.


Disability Matters is a free e-learning resource for the UK workforce.
It consists of three programmes:
  • Disability Matters: all Disability Matters e-learning sessions
  • Disability Matters Learning Packages: e-learning sessions that have been grouped together to meet particular learning needs.
  • Disability Matters Resources: Face-to-face training resource packs
Type 'safeguarding' into the search box to bring up relevant courses

Domestic Abuse

IDAS have provided Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness training.
This beginners training course is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults and children or young people, to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse.
Bitesize further courses are also available which are provided by IDAS.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

This course, provided by the Home Office, is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.

Forced Marriage Awareness 

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.

ICON - Babies Cry, You Can Cope

This training is designed to equip you with the knowledge, information and skills that you will need to discuss ICON: ‘Babies cry, you can cope’ with parents and carers.
The training will help you to:
  • share the message that crying in babies is normal
  • support parents/carers to soothe their baby
  • support parents to cope with a baby’s crying
  • understand more about Abusive Head Trauma
  • understand it is a form of child abuse

This training is provided by ICON/York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


This MAPPA Training, which is provided by the Probation Service, will support those who attend Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) meetings and anyone who works with violent or sexual offenders to raise individual awareness of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, practice guidance and policy. It aims to help professionals consider the appropriateness of MAPPA in assisting the management of those risks posed by an individual to the public, known adult, children, staff and prisoners.

Modern Slavery

This online resource provides an overview of the issue of modern slavery. It is aimed at helping all healthcare staff recognise the signs that someone has been trafficked, and to take appropriate action with confidence.


This 30 minute training video provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has the following aims:
  • To raise awareness and understanding of how parental /carer mental ill health can impact on parenting
  • To explore the impact of parental mental ill health on children
  • To introduce the PAMIC tool

To access the PAMIC Tool, visit the CYSCP Tools webpage.


This online training, provided by the Home Office,  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 Channel Process

This training package, provided by the Home Office, 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.

PREVENT Referrals

This package, provided by the Home Office, 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.

Sexual Violence Couse (Adults)

IDAS provide Sexual Violence Basic Awareness training.
This beginners training course is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding rape and sexual violence.

Suicide Prevention

Zero Suicide Alliance provides both Gateway and Advanced training.
Gateway: An introduction to suicide prevention.
In just 10 minutes, you could learn life-saving skills.
Advanced:A more in depth suicide prevention training session which aims to give you the life-saving skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide.