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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

Safeguarding Training

A key priority for SLSCB is to have a workforce that is competent and appropriately skilled to carry out their duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role.

SLSCB therefore expects that the knowledge, skills and competence for group Level 1 and 2 (Basic Safeguarding Training) would have been acquired within individual professional/SLSCB partner agencies education programmes in accordance with Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 requirements. The focus on training provided by SLSCB is therefore the provision of good quality inter/multi agency training to groups of staff from a range of professions or disciplines who can learn and share from their experiences together. Hartlepool LSCB & Stockton on Tees LSCB are now working collaboratively to deliver multi agency training.

Training, learning and development are key factors in the SLSCB Learning and Improvement Framework.


Online (E-Learning) Safeguarding For All (Children & Adults) Training

SLSCB working with the Adult and Children Safeguarding Boards in the Tees area have jointly invested in an on line training package Safeguarding For All  from the Virtual College to provide all those who work with children and families access to an excellent range of e-learning courses in one place.

The changes provide you with a greater number of courses covering both adults and children. Self-registration is included which is a new feature for some learners. 

For details on how to self-register and/or manage your courses please visit the Teeswide Safeguarding All e-learning suite

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are having any problems accessing the course or need any help.

The e-Learning training material supplied by the e-Academy can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and this gives you the flexibility of being able to work at a time and place that is convenient to you.


Additional E-Learning Courses

Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls
A good e-learning resource discussing violence against women and girls is being promoted through the Police Domestic Abuse Strategy. It has been designed for education staff working with children and young people aged between 11-19.  It may be helpful to support professional development of staff in most agencies that work with children and families.  

Visit the AVA prevention platform for further information.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Courses
SCIE offer free e-learning modules on a variety of topics:

  • Parental Substance Misues
  • Parental Mental Health and the Impact on Families
  • Poverty, Parenting and Social Exclusion
  • Inter-agency and inter-professional collaboration  
  • Communication Skills

To access any of the SCIE courses please visit the Social Care Institute For Excellence website.

MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements)
E-learning is also available for MAPPA and may be accessed via the MAPPA website. The appropriate course level will be allocated depending upon your job role, which is entered at registration.

MindEd Core Curriculum
The MindEd Core Curriculum is directly aimed at all adults working as professionals or volunteers with children and young people and is not aimed specifically at a specialist child mental health audience.  It offers e-learning to inform about the mental health of children and young people, what goes wrong and what can be done to help. It provides a wealth of information on child development, how problems show and will give practical insights into when to be concerned, what to do and when to refer on to specialists.

To access this MindEd Core Curriculum e-learning courses please visit the Professionals & Volunteers website.

Gender Variance / Gender Dysphoria
The transgender condition is understood increasingly to have its origins before birth. Research studies indicate that the baby’s brain development does not always coincide with the sex differentiation of the baby’s body. The mental health of those unable to access treatment is likely to deteriorate and self-medication with products bought via the internet is common. The risk of self-harm and suicide in people unable to access treatments may be as much as twenty times greater than in the general population. However, with the appropriate medical care, outcomes can be very positive.

To access this course please visit the Gender Variant website.


Multi Agency Delivered Training information

Read the following documents for further information and booking details.

If you require any other details regarding delivered training please contact the HSCB / SLSCB Training Co-ordinator who is based in Hartlepool

Telephone: 01429 523825 (please note the Hartlepool dialling code)

Email: [email protected]

Address: Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees LSCBs Training Co-ordination, Children & Adult Services, Civic Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY