Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Scotland) – Foundation

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This engaging and interactive e-learning course has been designed to help increase learner’s knowledge of child protection processes and procedures which are embedded across Scotland.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of how to recognise the signs that a child or young person may be in need of help and protection from harm, as well as increased confidence in responding appropriately when a concern is raised about a child or young person.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the various types of child abuse and neglect
  • Identify the signs and what to look for
  • Know how to ask questions if you suspect a child is being abused
  • Know what steps to take if you suspect abuse is happening
  • Know what happens after a child care or protection concern is made to Children’s Services (Social Care)
  • Know what to do if a child or an adult discloses abuse
  • Understand the importance of keeping records
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency working

We also have An Introduction to Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)


Lesson Plan


Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Summary



On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who comes in to contact with children within their work environment.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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