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COVID-19 Update

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board training team are unable to deliver face to face training during COVID-19 lockdown. We are working on setting up webinars and more, so that you can access up to date training from a safe space.

We still have e-learning available for Level One training here.  This link will take you to our new Learner Management System, which we hope you will find more intuitive and user-friendly.

If staff/volunteers are due to update their training, we would advise that you look at your Safeguarding Training policy and consider extending the dates until training becomes more accessible. However, we encourage you to demonstrate how you are keeping staff up to date with relevant safeguarding issues. How do you plan to disseminate news of changes within the local area? Is safeguarding being addressed weekly? If so, how? How is this planned for and monitored? For example, do you have a COVID-19 Safeguarding Contingency Plan in place and are all staff/volunteers confident in their understanding of this?

There is so much amazing training available for free at this time and we have listed the links on our Free External Training page. Please bear in mind that nationalised training doesn’t offer local perspectives, pathways, priorities, people to speak to and phone numbers to call. Therefore it is extremely important that you also find this information and familiarise yourself and/or team with the necessary tools to safeguard children if and when they identify the signs of abuse.  The relevant (local) links are also available on the Free External Training page.

For enquiries regarding Training Courses please contact:

Kate Bowers, Safeguarding Children Board Training Officer - 
Claire Myatt, Safeguarding Children Board Training Administrator -

The purpose of multi-agency training is to help develop and foster the following in order to achieve better outcomes for children and young people;

  • A shared understanding of the tasks, processes, principles and roles and responsibilities outlined in national guidance and local arrangements for Safeguarding Children and promoting their welfare;
  • More effective and integrated services at both the strategic and individual case level;
  • Improved communication between professionals, including a common understanding of key terms definitions and thresholds for action;
  • Effective working relationships, including an ability to work in multi- disciplinary groups or teams; and
  • Sound decision- making based on information sharing, thorough assessment, critical analysis and professional judgement.

Training provided by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board will be consistent with six areas of expertise that everyone working with children and young people and families should be able to demonstrate. These are:

  • Effective communication and engagement with children and young people an their families and carers;
  • Child and young person development;
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child;
  • Supporting transitions;
  • Multi agency working;
  • Sharing information.

Training Costs:

We are currently reviewing our pricing strategy.


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