Welcome to Accreditation UK Safeguarding Training

Who is this training for?

All staff, homestay hosts and group leaders* working with UK language centres that accept students under the age of 18.

* a group leader is a teacher or language travel organiser who is accompanying a group of students to the UK 

There are different versions of the training for people in different roles. Choose the one relevant to the role in which you work/will work with children:

  1. Language centre management
  2. Teacher or academic management
  3. Homestay host
  4. Activity leader or group leader employed by the language centre
  5. Reception, customer service or other language centre staff
  6. Group leader, teacher or language travel organiser accompanying students to the UK

Get started with 2 steps

Step 1

Register for a British Council learning account now

Step 2

Explore and enrol for a course from the Catalogue

Already registered and enrolled? Go to My coursework and start training.

Why take this training?

Over half the students travelling to the UK to learn English are children under the age of 18. All adults who work with children need know about UK legal requirements and their responsibilities for keeping children safe.

Child protection, and particularly child abuse, can be difficult to talk about. However, it's very important, for everyone who deals with children to:

  • understand the basic issues
  • understand the basic definitions of different types of child abuse
  • be able to identify some typical signs of abuse
  • know what to do if something does go wrong or they are concerned about a child  
  • understand the safeguarding policy and procedures of the organisation they work with.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in Article 19, UNCRC 1989. www.britishcouncil.org/about-us/how-we-work/policies/child-protection