Child Protection Training

You can use this page to book on training courses, access e-learning modules and find out what training you may need. To find out what training you need, please look at the TRAINING GUIDE FOR STAFF AND MANAGERS-2018. Training courses can be booked using the calendar below – simply click on the course(s) you are interested in to find out more and book your place.

Once you know which course(s) you are looking for scroll through the Interactive Training Calendar below to find a course and date in your area. Click on the course title to find out more details and book your place directly. You will receive a pending acknowledgement followed by a confirmation once the place is approved.

Child Protection Training is available free of charge to anyone who has contact with children in Highland. This includes those working with families and in adult services. Child Protection Training in Highland is developed and delivered in line with the National Learning and Development Framework for Child Protection.


If you have any queries about Child Protection training in Highland, please contact us at


E-learning modules relating to child protection are also available free of charge from our partners within the Care and Learning Alliance. Please click on the logo below to visit their site.

Check out our new e-modules for Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse and Child Sexual Exploitation which are available free of charge from the CALA E-learning zone!

If you require a voucher to undertake An Introduction to Child Protection e-module then please contact and we will send instructions along with the voucher code to you.


Date(s) - 29/06/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chamber, Highland Council Headquarters

What is PREVENT?

Prevent is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy (CONTEST) which has four strands:

PURSUE – To pursue the terrorist and stop terrorist attacks

PROTECT – To strengthen our communities against a terrorist attack

PREPARE – To mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack

PREVENT – To prevent young people becoming involved in, or supporting terrorism

PREVENT aims to help practitioners identify and respond to early indications that an individual may be vulnerable to, or at risk of, radicalisation.

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (listed in Schedule 6 of the Act) to have, in the exercise of their functions, “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This includes Highland Council, NHS Highland and Police Scotland.

Prevent is not designed to instruct people how to think and what to believe and it’s important that we allow young people to express their thoughts in order to develop our own understanding and challenge any myths or risk taking behaviour. However, where beliefs and ideologies lead to criminal intent or activity, a young person may be at risk of harm to themselves or from others.

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

WRAP is an interactive facilitated workshop aimed at front line staff. It aims is to provide attendees with an awareness and understanding of the Prevent agenda and their role within it.

In particular, it aims to highlight:

  • Definitions of PREVENT, radicalisation and terrorism
  • Factors which could indicate a young person is more vulnerable to/at risk of radicalisation
  • Behaviours which may indicate a young person is being groomed for radicalisation purposes
  • Processes for responding to children, young people and families at risk

Training takes approximately 2 hours and is available free of charge to all practitioners working with children, young people and family members (including those based in adult services).


Bookings are closed for this event.