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Runaways - South Yorkshire Protocol

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

This e-learning module will provide you with the information to:

  • Enable staff and managers to understand the national and local context for runaways.
  • Enable staff and managers to make an informed and effective response both individually and in a multi-agency context.
  • Prevent children and young people from running away where possible.
  • Ensure children and young people are kept safe from harm.
  • Minimise the risk of repeat running away.

This module benefits both individuals, perhaps working as volunteers, and staff, who will feel more confident that their response to runaways is effective and in accord with the agreed protocol in South Yorkshire. The benefits will also be felt by children and young people who will have a sensitive and responsive service that meets their needs.

This module was produced in partnership with Connexions South Yorkshire and has a number of screens specifically aimed at South Yorkshire protocols. However, the majority of the module deals with general and national issues.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The Joint Protocol
  • Risk assessment
  • Summary

Target Audience

Front line staff, managers and policy makers in the Local Authorities, Police and Voluntary sector throughout South Yorkshire and beyond who work with or respond to children and young people who run away from care and home. Should a Local Authority wish to licence a customised version for their area, please email us to discuss.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

What our customers have said

All the information I have learnt.
13/04/2016 SP
I like the interactive notes
07/04/2016 NL
the module was well presented and easy to understand and access
31/03/2016 DD
It's easy to work through in your own time
26/01/2016 AM
Really good and easy to use
01/11/2015 VS
Practical activities, clear clips and sound, through information
10/07/2015 AQ
I Liked the Graphics aids and quizzes
DH 11/08/2013
Easy to use
BO 08/10/2013
The course was easy to navigate, so good for those of us who are not tech-savvy
LB 28/07/2014
I think the whole system is easy to access and use. It is easy to navigate through the cousre modules, even for a basic computer user like me
SS 04/01/2015
The information was relevant and good facts
BW 16/04/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively: if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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