Basic Safeguarding Awareness E-Learning

Welcome to the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board and City of York Safeguarding Children Board Basic Safeguarding Awareness E-Learning Portal.

The Safeguarding Children Boards are multi agency statutory partnerships comprising the agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

This training package is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with children and young people, families or adults who may be parents and/or carers, to give a basic awareness of child protection issues.  Depending on your role, this may be the only level of training you need, although some people will need further training.  Details of other training courses will be found on this website.

The training package is arranged in four sections:

  1. What is Child Abuse?:
  2. Signs and Indicators of Abuse and Neglect;
  3. What to do in Response to Concerns:
  4. Guidelines for Good Practice.

At the end of each section, there are some questions to ensure that you have understood that section.  When you have successfully completed all four sections, you will be able to print out your Certificate of Completion. (Your computer will need to be attached to a printer).

It is recommended that you repeat Child Protection Basic Awareness Training every 3 years.  This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes.

To access the course click the link below:

NYSCB E-Learning Portal

Before you can use the e-learning system you will need to register your details.  From the link above click on "Sign Up Link" to register your details or click on the link below:

Sign up page for NYSCB E-Learning

Please note:

In order to sign-up for our free e-learning you will need a valid email.  An email will be sent to you from "" to tell you your account has been activated; however activation is automatic and you do not need to wait for this email to continue.  Your Username and password are those you provided during the registration process

Problems registering for / logging in to the NYSCB E-Learning Portal

If you have fogotten your passowrd you can also reset this using the link available on the E-Learning login page.

If you are unable to create a sign in it may be due to a specific security setting on the computer you are using.  Please retry the sign in process from a different machine, preferably one which is not on the same network that you used in the first instance (i.e. if you use a work computer to login, try using your home computer).  If this is still unsuccessful please contact and provide your name, organisation (if applicable) and the email address you used in the registration process.


As of 23 December 2015 the NYSCB E-Learning System changed.  If you created a user from our old (pre 23/12/2015) e-learning package you will need to re-register your details as described above before you can access this training.

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