NEL Safeguarding Children Partnership training opportunities

In light of Covid-19 restrictions, Safeguarding Children Partnership face to face training has been suspended.  We will provide updates as the situation evolves and will advise when we are in a position to be able to deliver face to face training again.  We are working on delivering more training virtually and will publish details here as soon as dates are confirmed.

E-learning training is available here SaferNEL | Training

Upcoming Events: 

Together For All – Multi Agency Practice Month –  January – February 2021:

A series of workshops focusing on 4 areas of practice which will clarify your roles and responsibilities within the safeguarding system.  This has been informed by learning from recent local safeguarding reviews.  For further information and to book your place click here.



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

NEL Safeguarding Children Partnership accredited safeguarding children courses

Find a course suitable for you on our SCP Safeguarding Children Training Timetable 2021 (PDF)


Available courses  for 2020/202121    NEL SCP Training Offer

How to book

To book a place on any of the courses in our timetable complete the course booking request form.  North East Lincolnshire Council employees, please book on any course using the self-service option.

Register interest in a course

If the course you would like to attend is not available at the moment then you can register your interest in a course.

Contact us

To discuss your training needs please contact our People and Culture service desk by phone on 01472 325973 option 1 or by email at People&

Before you book on to a course you need to speak to your line manager to authorise the request, as the cancellation policy still applies.

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.


Learning Development Evaluation Strategy 2019-2021 (PDF)

NEL SCP Training Pathway (PDF)

Neglect Training Pathway & Accreditation (PDF)

Training Charges  (PDF)

Domestic Abuse training framework (PDF)

Domestic Abuse Workshops flyer 2020-21 (PDF)

Alternative learning solutions and available courses

We recommend the Home Office training packages which are free of charge and can be accessed online.


NELC and partner organisation employees: Please contact on completion to ensure training records are up to date. Completion certificates are available to download.


Prevent awareness 

This is the entry level training course which will help you to identify signs of radicalisation and understand how to report concerns appropriately. It has been refreshed to include the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies.


Prevent referrals

This training is for anyone who has completed the above Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) course, and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.

It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation, introduces the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure, and shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual. It also advises line managers who receive referrals on how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.


Channel awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, chair a Channel Panel or simply find out more about what Channel panels are. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It also covers information sharing including how, when and with whom to share information on a Channel case.

For learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College Customer Support  directly on Tel: 01943 605 976 or via


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. Licences are limited so please ensure you only select and complete one course at a time. Although courses are free to access, they must be completed within 21 days, otherwise a £50 non-completion charge per person per course will be applied.

How long will it take to complete the training? 

This will depend on the course you choose, but you should allow between 7-8 hours in total to complete some of the courses.  You can save the training you have completed and return to it at another time too.  There is a short test at the end of the course, which you need to pass to complete the training. 

How do I register?

  • Click on the above link and click on the ‘Create an account’ link. 
  • Enter your details and select a Group to join, then click on the Register button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will then be sent a Welcome Email (from Virtual College) with your login details and a link to login. 
  • When you first login you will be prompted to set your own password. 

What courses are available for me to access? 

The following courses will be available for you to access, as appropriate to your role: 

Safeguarding Children Level 3* (aligns to our SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training) 
Safeguarding Everyone Level 3* 
FGM and Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief 
Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse 
Awareness of Forced Marriages 
Modern Slavery and Trafficking 
Toxic Trio (Parental Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse) 
Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities 
Safer Recruitment 
Child Sexual Exploitation 
Gang Related Issues and County Lines 
Supporting Teenagers and Young People 


For details of the content of all courses listed above and further courses for you to purchase separately, please see the Virtual College website 

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions sheet FAQs for learners, for further information. 

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

For more information or for bookings, you can contact the Healthy Places Team on 01472 325500 or

For additional training for schools, to support in relationships and sex education, health education and statutory guidance, please click here Together for All Website

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 Introductory Training:

Signs of Safety is an integrated framework for working with children and families, to identify strengths and areas of concern.   This introductory video based training will provide you with a basic awareness of the Signs of Safety framework and is a stand-alone course, as well as a pre-requisite to booking onto the Signs of Safety 2-day face to face training.

This training is free of charge and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Upon completion, please fill in the evaluation form, to record your completion and to ensure you are eligible to access the next level of training, should this be appropriate for you.

Signs of Safety Introductory training accessible here:

Link to evaluation form:

Signs of Safety 2 Day Training

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.

New dates are now available.  Please ensure you have completed the Signs of Safety introductory video training before requesting a place on this course:

NELC employees: please book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations: please complete the booking form via this link course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

Dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November 2020
  • Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December 2020
  • Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 February 2021
  • Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March 2021
  • Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May 2021

All courses will take place from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm on both days and will be delivered face to face. Risk assessments have been carried out at venues, to ensure they are Covid-19 safe and restrictions are in place in terms of the number of attendees at each course.


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.

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 NEL SCP  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: NEL SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training

Please note if you have previously completed the NEL SCP 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.