Training and events

Appointed Safeguarders have access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and associated materials.

Safeguarder CPD Opportunities

We understand and appreciate that learning and development is an important part of the Safeguarder role.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are currently exploring new and creative ways to support learners' needs and development opportunities during the year ahead.

You can read our learning strategy which outlines plans for digital learning starting in the near future.

Upcoming Webinars


Engaging Young People Online
Facilitated by Jess McBeath

Jess is a consultant and trainer specialising in online safety and digital citizenship in Scotland. Jess is an Online Safety Mark Assessor and CEOP Ambassador. She has a degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence as well as an MBA.

In this online workshop we will look at how we can use technology to engage with young people. We’ll consider the benefits and barriers in online communications, and techniques to build rapport as well as risk-assess your approach.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 20 October 5.00-6.00pm
  • Thursday 22 October 2.00-3.00pm
  • Saturday 24 October 10.00-11.00am


The Promise
Facilitated by Jimmy Paul

Jimmy works as a Consultant at CELCIS where he has been for four years. Here, he improves the experience of permanence for looked-after children across Scotland. He is also the Chair of a new charity called ProjectChange, which brings together anyone and everyone who has interest in the care system to drive change and support the work of the Care Review.

Jimmy was formerly a co-chair at the Independent Care Review, which reported in February 2020 and made recommendations to ensure Scotland is ‘the best place in the world for all children to grow up’. The Review was met with cross-party, cross-sector support.

Jimmy has kindly offered three opportunities for Safeguarders to attend a webinar presentation and Q&A about The Promise.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 20 October 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 22 October 2.00 – 3.30pm
  • Thursday 29 October 5.00 – 6.30pm


Digital Safeguarding
Facilitated by Jess McBeath

This training is aimed at Safeguarders learning about young people and technology. Get up to date with tech trends and research. We’ll use a case study to unpick some issues you may wish to consider when carrying out your role as Safeguarder.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 26 January 10.00 – 11:30am
  • Thursday 28 January 5.00 – 6:30pm
  • Saturday 30 January 10.00 – 11:30am

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please email the SPT at with your preferred date(s). We will then send you confirmation including the link to join the webinar. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come-first serve basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to the webinars.