Local Children’s Safeguarding Board training opportunities

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business and the Local Safeguarding Children Board is committed to the continuous learning and development of staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families.

LSCB accredited safeguarding children courses

Find a course suitable for you on our Safeguarding Courses Timetable 2018-2019 (PDF)

How to book

To book a place on any of courses seen in the timetable please contact the Learning and Development Team

Please note: Booking forms will no longer be required to confirm your place on our safeguarding children training events.  Learners should ensure that they speak to their line manager to authorise any training, before booking onto this.  The cancellation policy still applies, as below.

Cancellation policy

A charge of £100 per person will be made to agencies when participants do not attend or give less than 7 calendar days notice of cancellation.

LSCB Learning, Development and Evaluations Strategy 2017-2019 (PDF)

LSCB Training Pathway (PDF)

LSCB Training Levels (PDF)

Neglect Training Pathway and Accreditation (PDF)

Training Charges (PDF)

Alternative learning solutions and available courses

If you have the home office training package, you can access this Prevent E-Learning training course around prevent, channel and vulnerability extremism free of charge. It’s a very useful training page which allowed the user to select their area of work.

On completion of the home office training, users will be able to access a completion certificate.

Prevent E-Learning course access.

NELC Employees ONLY – You should have already completed this course as part of your mandatory corporate e-learning training.

Course of the month – Domestic Abuse (PDF)

For learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 605 976.

Take control of your own learning and development and register your details online!


This suite of e-learning courses is currently free of charge to all people working with or providing services to children, families and vulnerable adults. Once you request your online learning course you have 21 days to complete it. If you do not complete the course within the set time frame there will be a charge of £50 for your organisation.


Each course takes approximately 1 to 3 hours to complete with a short test at the end.


Once you have registered for learning online, you will then be able to request your training from our directory of Safeguarding courses. To help with the selection process we have provided a summary of content and target audience for each course.

As part of the Anti-bullying Alliance All Together programme a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people has been developed. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs but applies to all children.


  • What is bullying?
  • Bullying and the law
  • Bullying and SEN/Disability
  • 10 principles to reduce bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Cyberbulying

Each module takes between 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

Children’s Workforce Professional Capabilities Framework (PDF)

As part of the Council’s Creating Strong Communities Programme there was a recognition that its implementation would require a different way of working within the Council as well as with partners and the local community.

To support this requirement a framework has been development to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for anyone who works, volunteers or leads work with children, young people and families.

In North east Lincolnshire Council we are working towards embedding the restorative approach through everything we do. Leaders and managers have undertaken a programme with action learning inbetween sessions, aiming to build a collaborative professional forum to:

  • Explore, validate and challenge existing leadership practices
  • Support the application of new learning in day to day practice
  • Encourage self-reflection and sharing of learning with action research

Restorative Practice – Overview (PDF)

Restorative Practice – Theoretical Perspective (PDF)

Being Restorative – A Practical Overview (PDF)

For further information please visit the Restorative Foundation website.

This workshop will look at the NELC strategy for identifying and responding to sexualised behaviour. By the end of the workshop you will have an awareness of:

  • The protocol and referral process for referring children where sexualised behaviour is identified
  • The tools used to identify and respond to sexualised behaviour, and;
  • The tiered assessment and intervention packages for sexualised behaviour

Please contact us at or by phone on 01472 324097 for more information.

When working with children and young people, it’s also important to look after your own mental health, and that of your colleagues and staff. Our adult focussed courses will give you the skills and knowledge to do this. These include:

  • Emotional Resilience
  • Stress Awareness Workshop for Managers and Supervisors
  • Mental Health First Aid Lite (1/2 day)
  • Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

The courses below are designed to enable you to support the children and young people with their own mental and emotional wellbeing:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Lite (1/2 day)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

Funded places are available to those working with CYP. For more information or to book, you can contact the Healthy Places
Team on 01472 325500 or

Healthy Places Training Brochure (PDF)

Persons that are working with adults with mental health difficulties, who may be parents and those working with children and young people across all statutory an voluntary agencies where parental mental health issues may be a concern.Persons must have completed the Mental Health First Aid Lite Training or Parental Mental Health E-learning in order to book onto this course.


  • An understanding of the impact of parental mental health on the child’s wellbeing
  • An understanding of the impact of mental illness on parenting capacity and the child
  • An understanding that all providers have a responsibility towards safeguarding in this concept
  • A clear ethos to promote inter-agency and partnership working
  • An understanding of the importance of working with families as a whole, not in isolation, recognising the importance of inter-agency communication




To book a place please contact the Learning and Development Team

This course is appropriate for line managers, supervisors and service managers in all organisations and whose staff work with children, young people and families or with adults who are parents/carers.


To enable managers at all levels to help their staff deal with the complexities and challenges of working with neglect cases from early intervention to safeguarding.


To book a place please contact the Learning and Development Team

This is a method of safety planning with children and families, which uses a common language and is solution focused and encourages workers to assist families in taking responsibility for resolving issues and keeping their children safe.

Signs of Safety courses are available to book on to now – please visit the Signs of safety training brief (PDF) on how to book onto the three day course.

April 2018. 24th, 25th and 26th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

May 2018. 31st, 1st  & 4th June – 9.15am – 16.30pm

June 2018. 26th, 27th and 28th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

July 2018. 11th, 12th and 13th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

August 2018. 14th, 15th and 16th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

September 2018. 26th, 27th and 28th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

October 2018. 8th, 9th and 10th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

November 2018. 20th, 21st and 22nd – 9.15am – 16.30pm

December 2018 – 11th, 12th & 13th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

Peer support workshops are aimed at supporting professionals who are trained in completion of the GCP V2 tool.  The length of the workshops will be 1.5 hours and will vary in location in order for all professionals and their line managers to be able to access them with ease.

The aim of the workshops is to:

  • Support professionals already trained in the GCP V2
  • Enable group discussions around what’s working well and any worries professionals have
  • Share good case examples where the tool has made a difference to families
  • Explore areas where professionals are stuck and look at solution together
  • Support professionals who have not yet completed the GCP V2 tool since training but would like to build their confidence
  • Provide peer support to less confident colleagues who have not yet completed a GCP and offer ideas as to how to approach to tool
  • Explore any barriers experienced in completion of the tool
  • Tips on how to write a GCP V2 report
  • For line managers of those completing the GCP V2 tool, to build confidence in supporting their practitioners with this

The session will be around:

  • Welcome
  • Identifying what we want to achieve from the session.
  • Using case examples we will look to map any worries and barriers, what’s worked well and why, solutions and ideas.
  • Providing peer support through coaching on the use of the tool
  • Provide peer support through ongoing mentoring on use of the tool.

Please bring anonymised case examples to the session, as this is a confidential and safe space to discuss cases.

A 6 week course consisting of 1.5 hours session per week, delivered by practising counsellors, who are registered members of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The counsellors facilitating on this course practise for Feelings First, a Local Authority Counselling and Therapy Service for young people aged 4 – 25 years.

First steps to counselling (PDF)

We are looking to increase the number of in house trainers, who would be able to deliver/facilitate ‘Basics In Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1’. Safeguarding Children training events within their own settings and also to be able to co-facilitate other themed level 2 safeguarding events.

Role of the safeguarding trainer (PDF)

Safeguarding trainer skills and experience form (PDF)

Please note that should you be approved as a Safeguarding Children Trainer, you will be required to attend the Training for Trainers Event, at no cost to your organisation.

If you wish to discuss whether you would be suitable for this role or if you need any further information, please contact Emma Wragg on Tel: 01472 325531.

Perinatal mental health problems are illnesses that are specifically linked to pregnancy, birth and up to a year afterwards. This includes conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and psychosis which are known to affect at least 10% of mums.

Please visit the course flyer containing more information on the course and how to book a place.

The LSCB Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation training has now been updated to incorporate Child Criminal Exploitation!

This course is open to all those working with children, young people and families where criminal and sexual exploitation may be an issue.


  • To raise awareness surrounding child criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation identifying children and young people who are subjected to this as victims of abuse.
  • Understand Child Criminal Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation on a local level and the referral pathways in responding to these;
  • Understand the significant factors in relation to CSE which includes children who go missing


  • Explore key facts about child criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation incorporating vulnerability, risk factors and indicators
  • To raise awareness around the impact associated with both forms of exploitation
  • To be aware of legislative framework surrounding the exploitation of children and young people
  • Undertake screening tools and assessments as required

Pre-Requisite: LSCB Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training

Please note if you have previously completed the LSCB Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation training, it is advisable to complete this new training, as CSE referral pathways have changed and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and referral pathways have now been developed too.

Cost: £40 per person


To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team by emailing or speak to a member of our team on Tel: 01472 324097.