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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.

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

View the full taught course list for 2018-19.

Threshold training


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 2018-19.

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.