Thinkuknow training has been running for over seven years. In that time we have trained over 30,000 professionals. We offer two different training courses for those who work directly with children and young people; the Thinkuknow Introduction course, and the Ambassador course. We're also pleased to announce the addition of e-learning to our trainng offering with the launch of Keeping Children Safe Online, developed jointly with the NSPCC.

Online training

Keeping Children Safe Online (KCSO)

CEOP's Thinkuknow programme and the NSPCC have jointly developed this online training programme for professionals to provide them with an improved understanding of the risks children face online as well as guidance on strengthening policies and procedures to protect and support children. The course can be completed at your own convenience and costs £30, with all proceeds going to the NSPCC.

For more details please follow this link.

Face-to-face training events

We only train Enhanced CRB/ DBS (or equivalent) cleared professionals who will directly deliver CEOP’s products and resources to children. You will be asked to bring a copy of your current Enhanced CRB/DBS and photo ID to the training course. Without these documents, you will not be permitted to attend.

Thinkuknow Introduction course

This free half day training course is delivered by CEOP-trained Ambassadors. The training provides an introduction to the work of CEOP, and a presentation on how young people are using technology, outlining some of the associated risks and the preventative measures that can be undertaken. Finally the course introduces you to the Thinkuknow education resources for all ages and trains you in how to deliver the Thinkuknow presentation to 11 – 16 year olds.

For more details and to book onto this training follow this link.

Ambassador course

The Ambassador course provides an in-depth look at the issues children and young people may face in their online life and how professionals can educate them about the opportunities and risks. The course:

  • Develops understanding of how young people use the internet and mobile technology
  • Describes how offenders use the online environment
  • Identifies risk taking behaviour of young people online, including digital footprints, sexting and access to inappropriate content.
  • Provides the delegate with Thinkuknow materials to train other professionals about the issues.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to cascade CEOP Thinkuknow half day training to your colleagues, and will receive an official certificate. Please note that delegates no longer need to have previously attended the free half day CEOP Thinkuknow training in order to attend the Ambassador course.

For more details and to book onto this training follow this link.