This course aims to raise your awareness of child abuse and encourages you to take a pro-active approach to child protection. The purpose of the course is to show how you - as a childminder - can make a valuable contribution to helping protect children and young people from abuse.

The course will explore: 

  • Understanding Child Protection and the key guidance for all professionals.
  • Understanding what child abuse is, and how to recognise the signs.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a childminder and of key professionals.
  • What to do if a child discloses abuse to you.
  • Developing a policy and reporting procedures.

SCMA members should login to the Membership Dashboard to book and access this e-Learning course.

All our e-Learning courses cost £25 each. If you require any assistance, please contact the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 or email

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will explore:

  • The vulnerability of the childminder as a lone worker. 
  • Roles and responsibilities of the childminder and of key professionals.
  • The development of a child protection statement.
  • Reporting procedures. 

Who is it for?

New childminders or those who have never previously attended Child Protection training. 


This e-Learning course is now available for SCMA members to book and access, via the Membership Dashboard.

If you require any assistance, please contact the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 or email

Interactive Learning

Our Interactive Learning opportunities provide a networking approach to learning to improve your knowledge and skills. The courses are organised at a venue near you.

On Demand

Our Learn with SCMA team can arrange any SCMA course to come to you - wherever you are in Scotland.  

Provided you know at least eight SCMA members interested in a particular course, we can provide the training.  We can arrange for any of our Continuing Professional Learning courses to be organised for groups of 8-20 SCMA members at a date, time and place to suit you and your group.

If you would like to book On Demand Learning with SCMA then please give us a call on 01786 445377.