E-course: Child Protection

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 2:45pm to Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:45pm

This e-learning course aims to equip professionals with a basic understanding of the key issues pertaining to child protection and safeguarding. It is designed primarily for staff who hold responsibilities for child safeguarding within their organisations and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills to enable them to strengthen, develop and implement protection measures to keep their organisations safe for children. Participants will reflect on the nature of childhood and perspectives on children, explore the prevalence of and effects of violence, child abuse and neglect on children, gain an understanding of the child rights framework for child protection and safeguarding and examine the necessity for child safeguarding systems and the core components of child protection and safeguarding policies.

The course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructors, webinars and assignments and is offered over a 6 week period. The course is based on a participatory active learning approach with an emphasis on personal and professional reflection and peer to peer learning.  The participants are required to work independently by reading and preparing final assignments and collaboratively by getting involved in group discussions and webinars. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. It is also possible to be an auditor of the course.

Course outline

Week 1: Introduction to child protection and safeguarding 
Week 2: The child rights framework
Week 3: Examining protection, risks and issues for children 
Week 4: Child abuse and child protection within an international context
Week 5: Child protection practices and safeguarding in organisations
Week 6: Action planning for implementation


Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575.

Tuition for auditors: US$ 215.

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

(please email for appropriate address for your correspondence)
+1 (250) 891-2424

Email Us!