About The Course

This online course will provide an introduction to safeguarding and child protection.  It is a prerequisite for RYA Instructors and Senior Instructors.

Assumed Knowledge

None, however you must be 16 years of age or older.


Equivalent to approximately 3 hours of classroom training.

On Completion

You will understand good safeguarding practice, how to recognise potential signs of abuse, how to deal with it and who to refer any concerns to.

Course Dates

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