Introduction to Child Protection - Epilepsy Scotland

This course will enable you and your staff to get a better understanding of what child protection is about and the processes involved. They will then be able to see how these fit in relation to their role in your organisation.

The course is aimed at anyone who works in the care sector ie nurseries, playgroup, support workers or volunteers.. This is an introductory course and you need no specific child protection skills.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • identify what is meant by child protection and child abuse;
  • know the categories of child abuse and neglect and recognise the signs and indicators;
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for protecting young people;
  • know what to do if you have concerns;
  • identify barriers to children and adults reporting concerns.

The course is delivered by Michael Adair who is a qualified social worker and nurse with over 30 years’ experience, a significant part of which was involved directly in child protection teams in inner London and part of the duty system in Edinburgh. Michael was also a trained children’s panel member and has been Epilepsy Scotland’s child protection co-ordinator for 5 years. Michael is an experienced trainer and practice teacher in social work. Here is some of the feedback he has received:

‘Friendly, accommodating to questions, approachable; very easy to listen to.’
‘Very energetic and compelling, provided a very effective learning experience.’

Course details

Course length: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £35, if delivered at either our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices; or £350 plus travel expenses if delivered at your workplace up to a maximum of 15 participants
Lunch: Lunch not provided, feel free to bring your own

For more information on the course content, please contact Michael Adair on 0131 659 4730 or

To book this course or to enquire about facilities etc, please contact Nicola Milne on 0131 659 4730 or