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Child Protection Level 2


This course is designed to help those working directly with children who are at risk of significant harm and who will be part of The Team Around the Child to manage or indeed reduce these risks. The Course Looks at the risk factors using the GIRFEC Assessment Triangle, The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.  The Course also looks at the Legislation and Processes used to manage the risks of significant harm.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have a greater understanding of risk factors, the Legislation and Processes used to protect children, as well as your responsibilities and role following your attendance at the various Child Protection Planning Meetings.  Participants will develop a greater confidence in working as part of the Team Around The Child in managing the risks of significant harm and indeed working together as part of that team, to reduce the risk of significant harm.


Who Should attend

The Course is mainly for those who work directly with children but, not exclusively.  This group would include: Student Social Workers, Newly qualified Social Workers, Support Workers. Support Assistants, Social Work Assistants, Residential Staff.  Participants from other Agencies who work with Children would also benefit from this Course.


Course Length

This is a Level 2 Child Protection Course.  The Course is 2 Days from 9.30am - 4.30pm.  Participants must attend both days.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.


Voluntary/Private Sector

All Public/Private sector bookings should be sent to Linda West at VASA: