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.


Two-day Advanced Child Protection Training - Cairo

Host School: New Cairo British International School, Egypt
Date: 22-23 November 2019
Delegate fee: £265 for COBIS members; £315 for non-members

Booking closes on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 11.00pm GMT
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The Two-day Advanced Child Protection Training is for senior and middle leaders, HR staff, school governors, compliance officers, and Designated Safeguarding Leads working in international schools. The training will explore key safeguarding issues, with time for in-depth group discussion and participation.

To view a draft programme and further information for the two-day course, please click here.

Below is a guide to the course outline:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform the function of 'Designated Person' or 'Child Protection Officer' in their setting
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the organisation and staff members with regards to safeguarding children
  • Develop an inspectorate framework for Child Protection and Safeguarding (for schools who have a UK style of inspection)
  • Refresh and enhance knowledge of signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
  • Develop an understanding of technology abuse, grooming and cyber bullying
  • Develop an understanding of radicalisation and extremism
  • Develop a knowledge of responsibilities and action in relation to FGM
  • Identify good practice when talking to and questioning children
  • Identify good practice in working with children and families, and reflect on their setting's policies and procedures
  • Develop interview skills
  • Discuss safeguarding scenarios and consider appropriate action

Safer Recruitment for International Schools - Cairo

Host School: New Cairo British International School, Egypt
Date: 21 November 2019
Delegate Fees: 155 GBP for COBIS Members; 200 GBP for non-members
For Whom? Suitable for Heads, senior and middle leaders, HR staff, school governors, compliance officers and administrative staff.
Draft Programme and further information: Click here

Booking closes on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 11.00pm GMT
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Course Objectives:

  • Developing safer recruitment policies and procedures for your organisation
  • Preparing the recruitment process
  • Selecting the right people to interview
  • Carrying out thorough background checks
  • Responding to concerns identified through background checks and assessing risk
  • Responding to inappropriate behaviour and allegations of abuse
  • Having an awareness of 'professional' offending behaviour
  • Identify useful interview questions and evaluate answers
  • Produce induction of new staff to prevent poor practices


Safer Recruitment for International Schools - EduCare Online Course

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

COBIS/AISA Safeguarding for International Schools - Nairobi

Venue: Brookehouse School, Runda Campus, Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 13 March 2020
Delegate Fees: 195 USD
For Whom?: All school staff working in an international school context
Further information: click here.

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Course objectives:

  • Understanding broad definitions of child abuse and neglect;
  • Dealing appropriately with disclosures;
  • How a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs;
  • Understanding child abuse victim and offender behavior;
  • Understanding how to respond and speak to children who have disclosed or are suspected of being abused;
  • Acting appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm;
  • Understanding the Child Protection system and professional roles within your school and country;
  • Responsibilities in respect of FGM, Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation and Extremism;
  • Statutory and policy directives within your school.