Keeping Children Safe Project


 Who is it for?

Who we are

 How to book a course

 Further information

What we do


Keeping Children Safe Project supports the safeguarding training needs of the community and voluntary sector by providing quality training to support best practice. We are constantly reviewing and evaluating our information and methods, and work in partnership with a range of organisations.

Our suite of training modules is designed to meet the needs of your organisation. Areas covered include: Training for staff and volunteers; Training for managers, supervisors and management committees; Safeguarding children with disabilities; and, Safeguarding children on day trips and residentials.

For more information, please download the programme below:

Who is it for?

  • We offer child protection and safeguarding training for both community and voluntary organisations throughout Belfast
  • There is no charge for receiving training – it’s free
  • Our training meets RQIA standards, and Health and Social Services requirements as outlined by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland - Child Safeguarding Learning and Development strategy
  • We work in partnership with a range of organisations including Volunteer Now
  • Our training is quality assured through regular monitoring and evaluation
  • You will receive a certificate after completing each training module


(Pictured: Ardmonagh Family and Community Group)



Who we are

The Keeping Children Safe Project is coordinated by Grainne Nelson, Senior Practitioner in Social Work and member of Belfast Trust’s Learning and Development Team.

The work of the project is overseen by a steering group which is made up representatives that include: Belfast Trust, Short Strand Community Forum, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Upper Andersonstown Community Forum, East Belfast Community Development Association, Wheelworks, Ashton Trust, and both Belfast City and Lisburn and Castlereagh councils.

How to book a course

Booking a course couldn’t be easier.

To help us determine your needs, please download the form below:

  • Training needs form


Please contact:

Grainne Nelson Tel: 028 9504 9725



Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Admin Building
Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Saintfield Road
BT8 8BH 


 (Pictured: Women from the Northern Ireland Council for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.)


(Pictured: Members of Northern Ireland Alternatives who work with children, young people and families.)



Further information

To find out more please download: