Response Team Training    

How does your organization respond when there is a concern that a child has been harmed? In the International context, there is often no clear place to turn for objective help. There can be so many competing interests and diverse opinions involved. Very often the reaction can be one of confusion, uncertainty, or even panic.

This Response Team Training (RTT) provides three days of intensive modular training designed to equip your organization with the knowledge and skills to respond to a report of harm to a child. We will look at the principles of Child Safety and Misconduct Assessments and give you a toolbox to help you make decisions and create safety plans. Using a Process Map, you will navigate your way through different ‘real life’ scenarios that will bring principle-based theory to life. Table-based discussions and group work enhance shared learning and provide excellent networking opportunities.      

Who is this training for?
This course is not a general child safety prevention training, although it will help you to identify where gaps may be in your own context. This course is ideally for personnel in your organization or school who are child safety team members responsible for or involved in dealing with an incident of harm (or risk of harm) to a child. Attendees might also include field leaders or member care providers who would benefit from understanding the Response Process. 
The Response Team Training is reserved for CSPN Member organizations. Mission agencies and international schools are encouraged to send 2-4 people to the same RTT event. CSPN Members must be approved by their organization’s gatekeeper to attend.

We typically run 4-5 training courses per year across the globe -- typically Asia, Africa, North America, Europe. We are open to invitations by any member organization who wishes to host an RTT.  Upcoming RTTs will be held in Taiwan, Philippines, and the USA (Florida).


‘Thanks so much for this 3 days of intense but incredibly valuable training. Going back to my child protection role with such helpful resources’.


'There are now a number of action points in both our preparation and training as well as how we expect to respond to a case as a result of the RTT.'


‘I love the way CSPN is giving us principles which we as agencies can adapt for our own organisations’.


'Can't remember when last I went to such a worthwhile conference. I was thankful that no topic was avoided, even very difficult ones....'

**In light of COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently preparing to offer this course online.  Please watch our website for upcoming announcements regarding registration for the online courses.