Course | Online Safeguarding

Online Safeguarding

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Welcome to the online Online Safeguarding training programme. Participants are being offered an enjoyable and rewarding programme of learning and experience which will lead to a certificate of participation from the School Library Association. 

This training is provided by Sarah Pavey, MSc FCLIP. Sarah has a degree in Biochemistry and a Masters in Information Science. She worked as a school librarian for over 15 years in the UK, both in independent and maintained schools and is now an independent Library Consultant.  Previously, Sarah has written the SLA e-learning courses on Academic Honesty, Cataloguing, EPQ and Work Smarter. She conducts regular training events for CILIP, School Library Association, Special Schools and Academies Trust and International Baccalaureate in both the primary and secondary sectors. She is co-author of The Innovative School Librarian and has spoken at numerous library conferences. 


Benefits to the participants 

This course will result in a deeper understanding of why online safeguarding is important in terms of online harms and disinformation. 


Benefits to participants and their schools 

The course consists of a series of three modules   

Module 1: What needs to be in place 

Module 2: Engaging with students 

Module 3: Online safeguarding in practice 


Participants will gain a deeper understanding of why safeguarding is important in terms of online harms and disinformation. It will give them the knowledge to help their students to keep safe and support colleagues, and parents, to enhance online safety.  


Who is eligible to apply? 

Anyone who has responsibility for delivering library support. Suitable for schools of all stages.


How much does it cost? 

The course costs £48 (inc VAT for SLA members) and £72 (inc VAT for non-members). You can pay online, by BACS, credit card over the phone or cheque (please download an invoice, if needed, when booking online).  Participants are asked not to share their login details with anyone else. A certificate will be available to download upon completion.  


How long does it take? 

The course takes roughly 2 hours to complete. You do not have to complete the whole course in one go and may also want to revisit parts. There is no grading or assessment so you don’t have to submit any work to us. 


For further information on what is included in each module please see the course overview.