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


Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads / Advanced Child Protection

COBIS will be offering tailored training for Designated Safeguarding Leads, their deputies, and other senior staff working in international schools. Following on from successful courses in Madrid, Abu Dhabi, London and Hong Kong, this one-day course is expected to run in a number of locations in 2018/19 including Bucharest, Kuala Lumpur and Muscat.

Full details will be added shortly. To register your interest for future courses, please complete this form

22 September 2018 - Muscat, Oman (British School Muscat) - 150 OMR for COBIS Members/180 OMR for non-Members - FULLY BOOKED - waiting list form

23 September 2018 - Muscat, Oman (British School Muscat) - 150 OMR for COBIS Members/180 OMR for non-Members online booking form

26 September 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (British International School of Kuala Lumpur) - RM1920 for COBIS and FOBISIA Members / RM2300 for non-Members - FULLY BOOKED - 
waiting list form

8 November 2018 - Bucharest, Romania (British School of Bucharest) - £295 for COBIS Members/£350 for non-Members
online booking form

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
  • develop an understanding of radicalisation and extremism
  • develop a knowledge of responsibilities and action in relation to FGM
  • 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

Booking forms can be found above. Further locations may be added. To register your interest in future courses, please email or complete this form.

Safer Recruitment for International Schools

Safer Recruitment for International Schools - London, UK

This course took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 ahead of the official start of the 37th COBIS Annual Conference. This course was suitable for Heads, Senior Leaders, HR Staff, and administrative staff.

Below is an indication of the course outline:

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

To register interest in future Safer Recruitment courses, please email

Safer Recruitment for International Schools - EduCare Online Course

For information about the online Safer Recruitment for International Schools course, please click here.