Recognising and Responding to Grooming


Gaining an insight into grooming and the motivations to sexually abuse children will provide you with opportunities to prevent abuse from happening or interrupt harmful behaviour. This training is for anyone working with families, children and young people. The course will equip you with the ability to recognise and respond to the signs of grooming. Grooming is the process by which an adult prepares a child, significant others and the environment to enable sexual abuse of the child. Grooming is very often the precursor to sexual abuse. Through increasing our understanding of grooming we are better able to reduce opportunities for grooming and keep our children safe from sexual abuse.

ACCESS PERIOD: 3 months from enrollment date

** For alternative payment options, please click on “Further Information” below **


What will I learn?

  • Understand the motivations of adults who sexually offend against children.
  • Recognise risk factors of child sexual abuse.
  • Recognise signs and patterns of grooming, both face to face and online.
  • Respond appropriately to grooming concerns.
  • Prevent and interrupt grooming behaviour.

Who is this course for?

Parents, caregivers and anyone working with families, children and young people. Whether your safeguarding journey is just starting, part way or near completion.

Key Information

Format: 7 lessons including short video clips, quizzes and reading
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Delivery: Online
Access Period: 3 months from enrollment date
Browser/Platform: For best user experience use Google Chrome as your browser and preferably a desktop or tablet/ipad device.
Certificate: Certificate of Completion issued on successful completion of course
Price (incl.GST): $50.00 per person
Payment Options:
CREDIT CARD – Online credit card payment (‘Add to cart’) is recommended for purchasing a course for an individual.
INVOICE – If purchasing this course for a group, please click here to complete our Invoice Request Form.  An invoice can also be requested for single course purchases.  Once an invoice is paid an access code will be emailed to the purchaser.  This code can then be forwarded to those needing to create a Safeguarding Children account and begin their online course.

“The course was easy to follow, used multiple forms of media and was targeted at the right level. It kept my interest all the way. It’s great being able to resume the course from where you have left off too.”

“It was invaluable! Seeing the things we do in our roles, it was a good exercise in not glossing over things. The line about ‘one piece of the puzzle’ really resonated.”

“I liked the way we were not under time pressure and could complete the sections when we had available time. I thought the topics were handled sensitively and that we were given good tools to cope with difficult situations, if they should ever arise.”

“The course was informative and gave you the right procedures to follow if you suspected a child was at risk.”

“I see this course as an absolute ‘must’ for anybody that works with or alongside children and colleagues who work with children.”

“This should be mandatory for all government workers, regardless of area of work; it’s so necessary for us to be aware of our expectations and the legalities surrounding child wellbeing.”

“Very well put together and easy to understand, I found the straightforward approach very hard on the emotions but necessary for the topics.”