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Safeguarding training

Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland Safeguarding Children Boards are committed to providing a comprehensive and effective training programme to agencies and organisations within Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, supporting professionals and volunteers in their work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

To apply for taught courses please visit the LSCB training page (via Redcar & Cleveland Council website).

Please note, as this system is shared between the Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, some addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are Redcar-based.

Upcoming courses

Core Level 3

Core Level 3 - 30 September 2019

Core Level 3 - 9 October 2019​

Core Level 3 - 12 November 2019

Core Level 3 - 2 December 2019

Core Level 3 - 22 January 2020

Core Level 3 - 3 February 2020

Core Level 3 - 18 March 2020

Core Level 3 update

Core Level 3 update - 27 September 2019

Core Level 3 update - 11 October 2019

Core Level 3 update - 21 November 2019

Core Level 3 update - 6 December 2019

Core Level 3 update - 28 January 2020

Core Level 3 update - 12 February 2020

Core Level 3 update - 19 March 2020

Please note, the details of how to book the above Core Level 3 and Core Level 3 update courses are found in the PDFs. If you have any questions about the courses, please contact the LSCB Training team on 01642 444336.

Please do not use the contact details below, as these relate to a completely different course.

Threshold training

Providing the right support to meet a child’s needs in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

Middlesbrough Council has reviewed its training offer for the Thresholds, resulting in the training being updated in line with Middlesbrough Children's Services Transformation Programme. In addition the My Family Plan for Early Help and Prevention has been redesigned.

You'll have the opportunity to look at a case study and engage in reflective discussions on Levels 1 to 4, and what family situations look like on those levels.

We will also explore step-ups and step-downs between Children's Social Care, Stronger Families, and universal services/agencies. This will lead onto considering where Early Help and Prevention or Children's Social Care involvement is applicable, and supporting evidence-based step-ups.

We'll then explore what to consider when completing quality Safer referrals, and what challenges you experience when completing them. You'll be able to take away from the training a copy of a 'good practice' example Safer referral.

The facilitators are John Scadden, Family Partnership Team Manager, and Marie Buckton, Health Clinical Lead for Early Help.


19 November 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am. Easterside Community Hub.

10 December 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am. Room 5, Grove Hill Community Hub.


To book your place please call Ann Wilson on 01642 728080 or email

MSCB offers online child protection training aimed at staff and volunteers in organisations or agencies who have contact with children. The training is hosted by the Virtual College, which worked closely with LSCBs to develop the courses.

View eLearning courses for 2019-20.

You can create an account and apply for courses via the eLearning self-registration system. Please note, the system isn't supported by Internet Explorer - please use Google Chrome or another browser.

You must complete the eLearning module within 12 weeks of receiving your login details or your agency may incur £10 administration costs.

As part of the National Violence against Women and Girls strategy, the government has commissioned training from AVA, which is particularly aimed at social work and health care professionals. The training is free eLearning and takes approximately one hour in total.

  • Understanding Domestic Violence and abuse - Level 1 and 2
  • Complicated Matters: Domestic, sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental health

Access the free online training.

Channel aims to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Read more about Channel.

The Channel General Awareness eLearning module is free to complete. It provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process. It also explains how Channel links to the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST); describes the Channel process and its purpose; identifies factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation, and defines safeguarding and risk awareness of the Channel process.

Access the Channel eLearning module.

ECPAT UK stands for 'End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes'. They are a leading children's rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and internationally. In particular, they focus on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism, and the prevention of such crimes.

ECPAT UK have produced a free online learning package around child trafficking, which can be used individually, in small groups or during training sessions. To use the course you will need to register first.

A user guide is available which offers answers to frequently asked questions about the online course.