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Child Protection Certification

Protecting the students in our care

Protecting the children in our care is our most important job; learning itself depends on a child feeling safe. ECIS Child Protection Certificates set the benchmark for quality training for international schools. Our certificates are designed for three distinct audiences, enabling your school to meet compliance standards for accreditation or inspections.

The certificates each retail at £40, or licences are free as part of our school membership packages.
NEW: INDIA SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION: See more below

Level 1

INTRODUCTION TO CHILD PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

ARABIC | ENGLISH | SPANISH

Level 2

CHILD PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

ENGLISH | ARABIC | SPANISH

TEACHING STAFF | SUPPORT STAFF | GOVERNORS & OWNERS

China Specific

CHILD PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

MANDARIN | ENGLISH

TEACHING STAFF | SUPPORT STAFF | GOVERNORS & OWNERS

India Specific

CHILD PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

ENGLISH

TEACHING STAFF | SUPPORT STAFF | GOVERNORS & OWNERS

“The training was extremely positive, and our teachers, leaders, and coordinators found it to be very meaningful. Thank you to ECIS for your support during the entire process”

Suzana Fernandes, Georgia School, Ningbo, China

FREE ACROSS ALL SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

ECIS are proud to be a core member of the International Task Force, with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) focusing on this important subject. Explore how ICMEC and the International Task Force on Child Protection are working to provide essential school resources via their education portal: www.icmec.org/education-portal

ECIS Child Protection Certificates are aligned to the enhanced Child Protection Standards. To identify which accreditation and inspection agencies have adopted the enhanced Child Protection Standards you can visit the ICMEC report here. The content and legislation highlights have been developed by Farrer and Co, an independent law firm, and their Safeguarding Unit.

At ECIS, we believe that establishing a successful “safeguarding culture” in a school results from professional learning that includes everyone who works in or for a school — from teaching staff through school leadership and governing stakeholders. Understanding and applying the best safeguarding practices and behaviours is not for teachers alone; nor is it for school leaders alone, nor for trustees or governors alone. A vibrant and effective child safeguarding culture is a community responsibility. Each group of stakeholders must feel confident that all adults in the system are playing a vital role in ensuring a safeguarding culture.

Our certificate programme in child safeguarding is designed, therefore, around this principle of community responsibility. As a participant in our programme, you will learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually-reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture.

We assess your understanding with case studies throughout the module because we want to ensure that, no matter how you identify yourself as a stakeholder in your community, you understand how the pieces are connected, so that you may rest assured that your school is building the best child safeguarding culture that it can.

“The training was sufficently deep on the topic without being unnecessarily verbose. It was exactly what we needed, and the ease of ultilisation was of real notable value.”“The training was sufficently deep on the topic without being unnecessarily verbose. It was exactly what we needed, and the ease of ultilisation was of real notable value.”

Dr Matthew F. Neal, Superintendent, American Creative Academy, Kuwait

Notable Features

  • Online course is mobile-friendly as well as desktop-friendly: you can use any device to take the course
  • Highly interactive quizzes to check for comprehension, with immediate feedback
  • Full versions have tailored courses for different staff members in your school
  • Full versions will issue a certificate upon completion

The certificate

  • equips you with the skills to act appropriately and confidently, to protect the children you work with
  • acknowledges that child protection procedures are heavily influenced by the legal and cultural contexts in which your school operates, and can differ widely among regions and cultures
  • draws on key principles and a set of best practices that are of universal application, which can be implemented in any region, regardless of the applicable jurisdiction or culture of your school
  • uses a case study to provide a sense of context when applying the learnings, as captured in assessments for each course
L1 L2
Recognise the signs of abuse
Identify the terms and definitions
Escalate a disclosure or suspicion of abuse appropriately
Report information &/or concerns
Identify barriers to reporting
Identify grooming and offender behaviour
Explain their roll in ensuring professional boundaries & risk management
Recognise personal duty of care responsibilities
Identify and adopt recruitment & onboarding child protection policies with new employees
Demonstrate awareness & oversight of school leadership & governing body roles & responsibilities
Support Staff

PROTECTING THE STUDENTS IN OUR CARE
As a participant in our programme, you will learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture. We assess your understanding with case studies throughout the module because we want to ensure that, no matter how you identify yourself as a stakeholder in your community, you understand how the pieces are connected, so that you may rest assured that your school is building the best child safeguarding culture that it can.

The certificates each retail at £40, or licences are free as part of our membership packages. Become a member.

Teachers and leaders

PROTECTING THE STUDENTS IN OUR CARE

As a participant in our programme, you will learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually-reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture. We assess your understanding with case studies throughout the module because we want to ensure that, no matter how you identify yourself as a stakeholder in your community, you understand how the pieces are connected, so that you may rest assured that your school is building the best child safeguarding culture that it can.

The certificates each retail at £40, or licences are free as part of our membership packages. Become a member.

Trustees, governers, owners

PROTECTING THE STUDENTS IN OUR CARE

As a participant in our programme, you will learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually-reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture. We assess your understanding with case studies throughout the module because we want to ensure that, no matter how you identify yourself as a stakeholder in your community, you understand how the pieces are connected, so that you may rest assured that your school is building the best child safeguarding culture that it can.

The certificates each retail at £40, or licences are free as part of our membership packages. Become a member.

NEASC, MSA, and Cambridge Assessment International Education recognise completion of the ECIS Child Protection Certificate as evidence of alignment with accreditation standards around child protection, health, and safety.

Terms and conditions

This course is available for free across all school membership packages. Licences will be issued up to a maximum number relevant to each membership level. These licences will be renewed on an annual basis on receipt of your annual membership fee. Additional licences are available to be purchased at a discounted cost of 10% for Level 1, 15% for Level 2 and 20% for Level 3 membership per individual. (The Child Protection programmes retail at £40 per individual licence).