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Listen up, Speak up

It’s up to all of us to keep children safe. Take our free, 10-minute digital training and learn what to do if you’re ever worried about a child or their family.

Sign up for our 10-minute training
Sign up for our 10-minute training

It takes a village to raise a child. And it takes a community to keep children safe.

That’s why we’re encouraging every adult in the UK to take our 10-minute digital training* and learn how to listen up and speak up for children.

Listen up, Speak up will show you: 

  • some signs a child might be at risk, and steps you can take to help
  • how to approach difficult conversations to help keep children safe
  • who you can contact if you’re ever concerned about a child or their family.

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Introducing: Listen up, Speak up

How to take part

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1. Sign up

Sign up to take the training with our simple online form.

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2. Take the training

Take our free 10-minute digital training. We'll show you where to go if you need support, and how to speak up for children who need it.

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3. Learn more

We'll email you more information and resources so you can continue learning in your own time.

Want to host a workshop?

The NSPCC are also offering Listen up, Speak up as a one-hour workshop, face-to-face or online. The workshops are completely free of charge. If your school, club, community group or workplace would be interested in hosting a workshop, please email our Local Campaigns Service. Please include your organisation’s name and location in your email.

Please note, we ask for a minimum of 10 people at each session and can’t guarantee availability.

Email our Local Campaigns Service

Worried about a child?

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our Helpline to speak to one of our counsellors. Call us on 0808 800 5000, or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Contact the Helpline

* The Connect the DOTS training is not the safeguarding training required for people working or volunteering with children. For more in-depth safeguarding courses for professionals, visit NSPCC Learning.