Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators

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Our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course is an on-demand eLearning course that offers Child Protection training to teachers and educators working with children.

The content meets international Level 1 standards for Child Protection training. 

The course provides 3 hours of professional learning, designed for teachers,  accessible on any internet-enabled device.

Read more about the features of the course below.

Training Designed For

Our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course was designed to meet the learning needs, professional responsibilities, and educational background of teachers and educators.

The course was designed by educators and Child Protection experts with decades of experience working in schools, degrees in instructional design, and expertise in EdTech and eLearning.


Primary School

Secondary School

Whole School

Try a Sample of the Course

Try a 10 minute demo version of our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course to see how the content is delivered, examples of activities and knowledge checks, and a sample of the case studies.

You will be able to choose either our Preschool, Primary School, Secondary School, or Whole School case study.

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Course Evaluation and Recognition

Our Level 1 course has been certified by The CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

Key Features

Level 1 - Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators Instruction
Level 1 - Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators Case Study
Level 1 - Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators Knowledge Check

Instructional Design

Our unique instructional design was written to meet the learning needs of teachers and educators working with children. We developed a learner profile that takes into account their educational experience, their professional experience, their diverse cultural backgrounds, and their range of knowledge in Child Protection, eLearning, and professional development.

Our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course delivers Child Protection content that uses:

  • A scaffolded approach
  • A multimodal approach that includes visual, auditory, and textual content
  • An interface accessible to learners of all technical experience levels
  • A combination of instruction, activity, and formative assessment
  • A case study approach that offers in-depth and applied learning connected to the learner’s area of experience (preschool, primary school, secondary school, whole school)

Every learner receives the same learning experience regardless of language.

Course Content

Our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course was developed in partnership with Chris Gould of 112 Safeguarding. It was built upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The course aligns to international Child Protection training standards and legal frameworks.

Our course covers:

Part 1 – Child Protection and Your Duty of Care
Part 2 – Abuse Types, Behaviors, and Indicators
Part 3 – Concerns, Disclosures, and Your Responsibilities

Each part of the course includes sections of the case study, activities, and a knowledge check.

After the learner has completed the 3 parts, they will go through a course review and then be taken to the Final Assessment.

In order to pass the course and receive their Certificate of Achievement, the learner must achieve 80% correct on the Final Assessment.

The course takes about 3 hours to complete.

PreSchool - English


Primary School - English

Primary School

Secondary School - English

Secondary School

Whole School - English

Whole School

Case Studies

Our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators includes in-depth case studies that provide authentic learning experiences that meet the needs of educators working with children of various ages.

The case studies are presented in sections across the three parts of the course. In each part, the learner will engage in the case from the point of view of someone involved.

Part 1 – The viewpoint of the teacher.

Part 2 – The viewpoint of the child.

Part 3 – The viewpoint of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

We also offer a menu of case studies to ensure the learning experiences match the needs of the learner. Educators can choose from case studies designed for:

  • Preschool – students under 6 years old
  • Primary School – students 5 to 12 years old
  • Secondary School – students 12 to 18 years old
  • Whole School – students of any age

The case studies are drawn from real events. They provide the learner an opportunity to apply their Child Protection knowledge and reflect on what they may have done in that situation.


Our platform allows organizations to include their logo and customized reporting information that is presented in the course in line with the rest of the content.

The organization logo is presented during the course when we discuss reporting Child Protection concerns at the organization. 

The organization logo is also added to the Certificate of Achievement to show the course was completed in connection with the organization.

This custom reporting information is presented multiple times during the course. This allows learners to read the school’s reporting information and have it reinforced to them to report using the organization’s Child Protection reporting system..

As an example of reporting information, if a school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead that should be contacted for Child Protection reports, the school can add that person’s name, job title, and contact information to the course.

This customized logo and reporting information is presented live. If a school updates this information, it will be updated on all subsequent sessions and certificates, even those that are reprinted.

If learners successfully pass the Final Assessment, they will earn their Certificate of Achievement.

  • The certificate is valid for up to 2 years
  • It is presented in the language used in the course
  • It is accessible at any time by clicking on the certificate link in the learner’s dashboard or Learner section of the organization’s dashboard
  • It can be printed, downloaded, or emailed
The certificate for our Level 1 course lives on a Blockchain, which ensures it’s authenticity. This means the certificate:
  • Cannot be altered
  • Is digitally verifiable
  • Can be shared on documents, professional profiles, and social networks, such as LinkedIn
Multiple Languages
Level1 Languages


A central focus of ChildSafeguarding.com is to make Child Protection training accessible to learners in multiple languages.

We present our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course in these languages:

  • At the point of entry to the course
  • Throughout the course, in text, audio, and subtitles
  • On all buttons, labels, webpages, and emails
  • In the Knowledge Checks and Final Assessment
  • On the Certificate of Achievement

Our aim is that learners taking the course have their entire experience presented in their language of choice, without the need for accommodation of English.

Our translations are done by educators because educators not only understand the language and the Child Protection content, but they also understand the context of teachers working with children.

Learn more about out our languages.

Level 1 - Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators Connections


Every learner that takes our Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course needs to register an account on our platform. This is true for individuals who purchased the course for themselves and those using an organization’s credits to take the course.

Learners using an organization’s credits need to connect their account to the organization.

When a learner is connected to your organization:

  • The learner can use the credits the organization purchased to take the Level 1 course.
  • The organization can terminate any in-progress session that uses their  credits.
  • The organization will see all of the learner’s certificate and in-progress session information, including information that does not involve the organization’s credits. This will allow the organization to see certificates the learner has earned outside of the organization.

Either the learner or the organization may disconnect at any time. Once disconnected, the learner will retain their certificate.

Visit the Connections section of the ChildSafeguarding.com dashboard for more information.

Level 1 - Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators Accessing the Course

Accessing the Course

Our bespoke eLearning platform was developed to provide access to our courses to all learners.

To access the Level 1 – Fundamental Child Protection Training for Educators course, learners will need to register for an account. They will then need access to credits. They can buy credits for themselves or use organization credits by connecting to an organization.

The learning interface for the course is designed for universal understanding, including buttons, labels, text, and subtitles that are presented in the language of instruction.

The course is accessible through any internet enabled device, including computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. It is adaptive to mobile devices both in portrait and landscape mode. The course is web based accessible on any browser. There are no software or apps to install.

Our eLearning experience ensures that any learner can successfully access the course regardless of their geography, literacy level, or technical experience.

Expected Outcomes

Level 1 - Child Protection Fundamentals for Educators Outcomes


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What Customers Say About ChildSafeguarding.com

Executive Director, Latin American Heads Conference

The safeguarding course provided by ChildSafeguarding.com for school support staff gives an excellent basic introduction to child protection for ancillary workers. The clear delivery, wide choice of languages and straightforward and flexible user interface make it easily accessible to all. It is an important resource in enabling schools to ensure that ALL members of their communities are aware of safeguarding issues and are empowered to act.