COBIS is committed to the promotion of child protection. Training can be accessed via face to face training courses, the COBIS Consultancy Service and online training courses which are delivered in partnership with EduCare.

In addition to child protection and other associated courses designed to promote the welfare of children and adults, COBIS administers the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) employment background checks.

  • Please note - COBIS member schools and non-member schools can access the COBIS service administering Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Safer Recruitment for International Schools, 6 May 2017, London

Safer Recruitment for International Schools
Saturday 6 May 2017
London, UK

Before the official start of the Annual Conference, COBIS will be running a course on Safer Recruitment for International Schools.

Cost: £295 plus VAT per person

Below is a guide to the suggested course outline:

  • The Modus Operandi of Abusers
  • The Recruitment Profess
  • Checks and References
  • Interviews
  • Induction and Safer Cultures

To book your place, please submit an online booking form.

Advanced Child Protection Course, 9 May 2017, London

Advanced Child Protection Course
9 May 2017
London, UK

Cost: £295 plus VAT per person

Below is a guide to the course outline:

  • develop an advanced understanding of Child Protection issues
  • have a further opportunity to explore attitudes and values with regard to safeguarding children
  • refresh and enhance knowledge of signs and symptoms of abuse
  • understand that although it is plausible for childcare practitioners to predict the likelihood of certain children being abused, more robust evidence is needed
  • understand that some children are resilient to abuse i.e. they see this as 'normal' behaviour
  • be given the knowledge and skills needed to perform the function of 'Designated Person' or 'Child Protection Officer' in their setting
  • receive information about Child Protection processes, including Child Protection conferences
  • identify good practice in working with children and families, and reflect on their setting's policies and procedures

Please note that spaces for this course are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

All delegates on the Advanced Child Protection course must have had basic level training. For more information about completing basic Child Protection training, or for questions about booking for the Advanced course, please email

To book a place on this course, please submit an online booking form.

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