Welcome to the Personal Safety and Security course. This online course has been developed by Save the Children International.

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Is this course for me?
This course was designed for Save the Children staff, but may be useful to all humanitarians and volunteers in high-risk situations.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • apply the six stages of personal safety and security in varying situations
  • adopt the procedure for preparing for overseas travel and deployment (NB this course covers Save the Children procedures, which may not be the same as in other organisations)
  • identify and reduce the potential risks associated with field travel and deployment
  • recognise the importance of various communication modes and their use in the field
  • identify the techniques to avoid and to respond to an arrest and a detention situation.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 3 hours to complete. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.