Child Protection Training

Book courses offered by us directly, simply click on the course(s) you are interested in, on our course calendar at the bottom of this page to find out more and book your place.

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.

Level 1 courses are suitable for the general contact workforce. (People who have minimal contact with children, young people or family members)

Level 2 courses are suitable for the specific contact workforce. (People with direct contact with children, young people or other family members including those working in adult services)

Level 3 courses are suitable for the intensive contact workforce who may have specific responsibilities with regards to child protection. Includes Lead Professionals and those with core responsibilities for assessment and planning for children including those based within adult services.

Please refer to our quick guide and our Staff & Managers Guide for further advice & information for selecting courses



HCPC current Trainer led courses available (please select date from training calendar to book) –

Level 2      Recognition & Response in Child Protection – Core Training

Level 2      Recognition & Response (High Life Highland Staff & Volunteers only)

Level 2       Trauma Informed Practice

Level 3      Assessment & Analysis in Child Protection

Level 3      Understanding Child Protection Processes

Level 3      Graded Care Profile

Level 3      Vulnerable Pregnancy

Level 3      Harmful parent-child interactions (emotional abuse/emotional neglect)

Level 3      Childhood Adversity & Trauma


PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 12 participants are required for a course to go ahead, Non-Attendance without sufficient notice will trigger a wellbeing check & may incur a fee to your service, please email if you cannot attend.



A wide variety of courses are available to you, from NHS Education for Scotland (NES) using the TURAS system. When you first visit you will be required to set up your own account with a password. To set up your training account and access the booking system visit:

Level 1        Child protection: practice level 1 [informed]                Level 2     Child protection: practice level 2 [skilled]

The TURAS system also offers a professional portfolio section, you may wish to upload certificates on completion of our courses to your training account for safekeeping.

In addition, The Highland Child Protection Committee have developed in partnership with the Care and Learning Alliance a range of E-learning modules which are available free of charge.

Please click on course title you are interested in for more information, simply add to cart, checkout & create a learning account with CALA to access free of charge (no voucher codes are required to access these modules).


Basic Awareness in Child Protection (currently under redesign ~ please utilise NES CP level 1 as above in the interim)

Introduction to the National Guidance for Child protection (Scotland) 2021

Think you know about Neglect

Understanding the Child Plan

Introduction to Chronologies

Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse


The NSPCC have also kindly given permission for us to share their resource ‘How to Spot Neglect’ – a useful film from their Graded Care Profile 2 training toolkit. This will be a helpful reminder for all practitioners who have undertaken the GCP2 training course.


Safe & Together Training 

This training is aimed at practitioners who lead or contribute to assessment and planning processes for children, young people and families and those working directly with children, young people and families affected by domestic abuse. It is essential training for colleagues in Social Care, Justice, Health, Education, Police Scotland and Third Sector organisations working with child protection and/or domestic abuse. The next available training is Overview training which is being delivered in one session on Thursday 22/11/2023 – 1000 to 1600 via MSTeams.

Who should attend?

Front line staff, managers and leaders who want to learn more about Safe and Together but do not have direct responsibilities in relation to assessment and planning for children, young people and families in child protection and domestic abuse.

What will the training cover?

This training provides participants with an introduction and overview of the Safe & Together Model. The presentation provides participants with information about the principles and components of the Model and information about the framework behind building competency and confidence in children’s wellbeing around domestic violence.

To book a place on this course contact

If you have general queries about the Safe & Together training, please contact



If you need help identifying what training you need, please first speak to your line manager or you can contact us at

for those with an Adult Protection Remit you may also wish to visit Adult support and protection | NHS Highland ( for more support and advice.


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