Parental Mental Health & Child Protection Course

Parental Mental Health Training Course Online
£30 +VAT

This online Parental Mental Health and Child Protection course is designed to raise awareness of the effect that a parental mental health problem can have on children and families.

Parental mental ill-health is something that can have a substantial impact on a child’s life, so having a good knowledge of the subject is essential in order to fulfil your safeguarding children responsibilities. This course will explain mental health, the impact it can have and what to do with any child protection concerns that you may have.

  • Developed by a qualified child protection professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This Parental Mental Health & Child Protection course is suitable for anyone who works with children and/or families. It is appropriate for workers at all levels.

It’s recommended that you take the Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training course alongside this one to ensure you have a comprehensive knowledge of child protection procedures.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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The course is divided into three accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Understanding Mental Health – what is mental health? Mental health statistics, mental health problems, removing the stigma, symptoms of mental health problems, case study, why people don’t seek help and the impact on mental health.
  • How Parental Mental Health Affects Children – how children perceive mental ill-health, case study, the impact on children, how children may react and parental mental health and safeguarding.
  • Identifying and Responding to Concerns – case study, safeguarding children checklist, considering the child’s needs, factors that increase and decrease risk, best practice, the Care Programme Approach, talking to children and families and further resources.
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Aims of the Course

This course will help learners to:

  • Understand what is meant by mental health and know more about the causes and symptoms of mental health problems.
  • Have an awareness of how children perceive parental mental health.
  • Understand the impact that parental mental health has on children, families and parenting capacity.
  • Know when parental mental ill-health becomes a safeguarding concern and when to take action.
  • Understand how to identify concerns, assess the level of risk, seek advice and talk to children and families about the problem.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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