We have put together a useful list of FREE training courses from around the web, that can be used in staff induction or for training your staff team throughout the year.

Free online social care related training courses

Antibullying

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/free-cpd-online-training

Caring for Vulnerable Children

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/vulnerable-children

Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/communicating-with-vulnerable-children

Children and Violence

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/children-and-violence-introductory-international-and-interdisciplinary-approach/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Children living in different settings

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/health/children-and-young-people/children-living-different-settings/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Drugs and Young People

http://www.drugtrainingforfree.co.uk/page/drugs-and-young-people-free

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences 

https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/

Introduction to child psychology

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/childhood-youth/introduction-child-psychology/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Introduction to cybersecurity: stay safe online

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/introduction-cyber-security-stay-safe-online/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation

https://pace.vc-enable.co.uk/Register

Mental Health & Well-being

https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/resources/mental-health-and-wellbeing

Prevent (Radicalisation)

https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/edu/screen1.html

Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-adhd

Understanding Autism, Asperger’s & ADHD

https://www.derby.ac.uk/short-courses-cpd/online/free-courses/understanding-autism-aspergers-and-adhd/

Understanding Young Minds – Self-Harm

https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/courses/safeguarding/understanding-young-minds

Young People and Delinquency

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/discovering-disorder-young-people-and-delinquency/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Young People and Their Mental Health

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/young-people-mental-health

Young people’s wellbeing

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/young-peoples-health/young-peoples-wellbeing/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/youth-mental-health

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