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Developing child protection training material and resources which are suitable for a youth work context and delivering this training to youth leaders is an important role of the Child Protection Programme. Courses are designed and tailored to respond to the identified needs of youth work sector volunteers, youth workers, managers and board members, all of whom have responsibility for safeguarding children within their organisations. Our aim is to support these individuals and organisations in developing and ensuring best practice in the area of child protection and welfare. 

The Child Protection Programme provides training support to youth work organisations and individuals through: 

The Child Protection Awareness Programme (CPAP).

This four hour basic awareness course is the standardised child protection training programme for the youth work sector. It aims to create a basic awareness about the key issues in relation child protection. It is suitable for volunteers and staff members in youth work organisations. It may be delivered as an individual training module or as part of overall youth work training. This training is available to NYCI's member organisations and to the wider youth work sector.For upcoming training Please see or to request this training to be delivered in house please contact     

Websafety in youth work

This 3.5 hour course is designed to raise awareness among youth leaders about young peoples online life , to identify on line risks and opportunities and to deal with cyberbullying. This training is supported by the free online resource website for youth workers or can be requested by organisations to be delivered in house by contacting

Board of Management Training

This training is available on request to youth service boards of management who wish to consider their board of management role and responsibilities for child protection and welfare in their organisation.To request this training to be delivered in house, please contact

Designated Liaison Person Training

This three day course is aimed at those with the role and responsibility of a Child Protection Designated Liaison Person within the youth work sector. It aims to provide participants with the information to carry out this important role in an effective manner.For upcoming DLP training dates please see

The delivery of specialist or ‘in house’ training on request

Individually designed and specifically tailored child protection trainings are available on request to youth work organisations (subject to the capacity of the Child Protection Programme).  To request tailored training please contact

The NUIM Child Protection and Welfare Certificate (level 8)

This course is designed to develop capacity within the youth sector (and other related sectors) to respond effectively to the myriad child protection and welfare concerns which present throughout the country in youth organisations and other related services.Closed for applications until mid 2016.