Thinkuknow Introduction Course

Aims of the course

The Thinkuknow Introduction course:

  •           Provides an overview of the CEOP Command and the Thinkuknow education programme
  •           Introduces new technologies and how young people use them
  •           Highlights some of the risks associated with these online environments
  •           Shows how the free Thinkuknow education resources respond to these risks

This course is run by CEOP-trained Ambassadors (i.e. professionals who have completed our Ambassador training event).

As an alternative to this course, you may be interested in our e-learning programme Keeping Children Safe Online, developed in partnership with the NSPCC. Further information is available here.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at professionals who work with children and young people, including:

  •           teachers
  •           youth workers
  •           social workers
  •           police officers
  •           child protection professionals
  •           public protection officers
  •           LSCB e-safety leads

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact the Education Team at education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk

International delegates

We do not wish to discriminate against children and young people based outside of the UK and are keen to share the messages of our films more widely. However, as a UK agency, we must prioritise delegate requests from within the United Kingdom. Any practitioners from outside of the UK who are interested in attending an event should email CEOP’s Education Team at education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk to register their interest. The email should state which course they would like to attend and confirm that they meet our eligibility criteria. Should spaces be available on the specified course 7 days ahead of the event you will be contacted by email to be offered a place.

International training delegates should also be aware that CEOP is unable to certify international delegates as CEOP Thinkuknow Trainers or CEOP Ambassadors. It should also be noted that international access to CEOP’s Thinkuknow resources is limited due to licensing agreements in place which are specific to the United Kingdom.

Delegate criteria and cost

The Thinkuknow Introduction course is FREE for all delegates to attend.

Delegates are no longer required to supply evidence of a DBS, Enhanced CRB or equivalent, effective for all courses from June 2014 onwards. If you have any queries about these requirements please don’t hesitate to contact the Education Team at education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk.

All delegates attending the Thinkuknow Training course must present photographic ID to the Ambassador running the training at Event Registration for verification purposes. Acceptable forms of photographic ID are a passport, driver’s licence or work ID.

Additionally, we ask delegates to supply the following evidence of eligibility based on their individual role:

Independent consultants i.e. those not employed by, affiliated with or representing a specific organisation

Those attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course independently of an established organisation must provide the following evidence of their eligibility to attend. Please provide a letter stating:

  • Their role and length of independent employment;
  • The relevance of the training to their role;
  • How the knowledge gained will be applied in their role;
  • A reference, with referee contact details, from a reputable organisation working directly or strategically with children, that they have worked with during the past 12 months.

All evidence supplied will be checked by the CEOP Ambassador in advance of the event.

Law enforcement officers i.e. NCA Officers, police officers and those employed by a police service

Please present your police work ID or Warrant Card at Event Registration when attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course.

All other professionals i.e. those who are directly employed by or representing a specific organisation, such as an educational institution, local authority or NGO.

Please provide a letter from the organisation that you are employed by or representing on headed paper, signed by a manager stating:

  • The delegate’s role and length of employment period/association with the organisation they are representing;
  • The relevance of the training to the delegate’s role;
  • How the delegate intends to apply the knowledge gained;
  • Confirmation that the organisation has undertaken necessary risk assessment that the delegate is suitable to work with children and young people.

This evidence must be supplied at Event Registration when attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course.

All queries regarding delegate eligibility criteria must be put in writing to education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk

Due to the nature of the Thinkuknow training and the opportunity it gives to the applicant to engage with children and/or professionals working directly with children on behalf of CEOP, CEOP insists that any convictions are disclosed to assist us in deciding if the applicant is a suitable candidate.

PLEASE NOTE – CEOP Ambassadors and staff have the right to refuse entry to any delegate who does not provide the required clearance and identity documents detailed above on the day.

If you have any queries about these requirements please contact us at education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk.

If you have any other special requirements for the training please let us know as soon as possible.

Course registration

To ensure that all course delegates are able to access Thinkuknow resources, before booking a place on a training session you must initially register as a user.

If you are already a registered user, please sign in prior to making a course booking.

Follow this link to register for training

If the locations detailed below are not suitable you may be interested in Keeping Children Safe Online, our e-learning programme, further details are available here.

Forthcoming training events

Training sessions are regularly held across the UK by the CEOP Education Team. Details and booking information is listed below:

Alternatively, please find details of training sessions held by CEOP Ambassadors below:

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us: education@nca-ceop.gsi.gov.uk