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) - 28/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fairways Leisure

Working Together Towards Positive Outcomes: Collaboration in Assessment, Analysis, Planning and Action

Please note this is a 2 day course: 9:30am – 4pm

What can I expect from this training?

This training provides a substantial opportunity to rehearse frameworks for organising information and knowledge, and focus efforts to help children and families meet their needs and manage risks in the real world.

This training should provide practitioners with:

  • awareness/reinforcement of the opportunities and requirements of their role
  • an opportunity to take stock of helpful knowledge and skills in assessment and direct work with children and parents
  • Increased confidence in working with partners to develop, record and review child’s plans
  • a structure for continuing collaboration in the local workplace


Please note, this is an interactive programme with lots of opportunities for discussion of live examples so the content is often dependent on the particular group. However, the course includes discussions around the following:

  • Getting it Right – a view of the world
  • Reflection on relationships and potential implications for development of thechild and the adult
  • Reflection on disruptions to attachment and development – implications for the child/caregiving relationships and the wider world, including helpers
  • Key components of resilience
  • The challenge of information gathering – sharing and sense-making, nature, relevance, proporionality
  • The nature of RISK – personal, professional and organisational perspectives
  • Describing and analysing risks
  • Examining the child’s predicament
  • Action planning the work with child, parent and others – safely promoting resilience in difficult circumstances
  • Consultants and critical friends
  • Impacts of the work
  • Getting it right – working on with concerns and the art of the possible

Who should attend?

Priority attendance for the Intensive Contact Workforce including:

  • Social Work, Education and Health professionals in Lead Professional roles
  • Other professional partners to Child’s Plans, including carers
  • Supervisory and professional support roles


Attendees must have attended the Highland Practice Model course within the last 3 years (or have significant knowledge/experience of the Practice Model).

Further Information and Application Process:

Further information is available from the HCPC Training Office on 01463 703446


Bookings are closed for this event.