Child Protection Level 3 (Scotland)

  • By: Espirita
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: £25 (Bulk discounts available; 25% charity discount applies)

This Child Protection Level 3 (Scotland) course is designed for those working with children and / or their carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

It addresses current legislation which underpins the foundation of child protection in Scotland and explores newer threats to children such as the internet and grooming. Developed by Accredited CPD Providers and industry training specialists, Espirita, this course builds on their Child Protection Level 1 & 2 courses and follows the principle that competent, well-trained practitioners really do save lives.

Child Protection Level 3 (Scotland)


After completing this course learners will be able to:

  • Refer knowledgeably to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995
  • State the definition of ‘Child Protection’
  • Recall the Childrens’ Charter for Scotland
  • Identify ‘new threats’
  • Recognise child exploitation, bullying and historical abuse
  • Understand the various frameworks and standards
  • Recall the legislation surrounding child protection
  • Explain the risks associated with children on the internet
  • Recall the GIRFEC framework
  • Understand the categories and common indicators of abuse
  • Understand the barriers to disclosing abuse
  • Recognise the importance of information sharing and child protection plans
  • Describe the format of case and ‘significant’ case reviews
  • Explain the process of paediatric and forensic examinations


Topics explored in this course, Child Protection Level 3 (Scotland):

  • Legislation
  • Types and signs of abuse
  • Trafficking
  • FGM and radicalisation
  • The internet
  • Looked after children
  • Action to take if abuse is suspected
  • Advocacy
  • What to report
  • GIRFEC and referral process
  • Information sharing
  • Child protection committees
  • Conferences and outcomes
  • Significant case reviews
  • Children’s hearings
  • Family centred approach
  • Writing a report
  • Conditions that may mimic abuse
  • Child death
  • Paediatric and forensic examinations

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