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Safeguarding training

Child protection 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.

A help guide (PDF) is available for users, covering basic tasks such as registering and logging into the system.

Forthcoming Courses

January 2018

12 January 2018 - Safeguarding children - Core Level 3 training - update 2017/18
15 January 2018 - Safeguarding in a digital age
16 January 2018 - Domestic abuse – general overview training
18 January 2018 - Safeguarding children - Core Level 3 training
19 January 2018 - Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation
22 January 2018 - Safeguarding children from suicide and self harm

February 2018

2 February 2018 - Risk assessment - understanding risk assessment when working with children, young people and their families
5 Feburary 2018 - Safeguarding children within a culturally diverse environment
6 February 2018 - Safeguarding children - Core Level 3 training
22 February 2018 - Neglect - safeguarding children and young people
23 February 2018 - Working with 'disguised compliance' - incorporating professional challenge and scenarios involving 'Toxic Trio'

March 2018

1 March 2018 - Safeguarding children - Core Level 3 training
2 March 2018 - Safeguarding deaf and disabled children
5 March 2018 - The impact of parental mental ill health on parenting
6 March 2018 - Safeguarding children - Core Level 3 training - update 2017/18
12 March 2018 - Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation


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.

You can create an account and apply for courses via the e-learning self-registration system.

Alternatively, you can download and email an application form.

Please note, you must complete the e-learning 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 e-learning 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 e-learning 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 e-learning 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.

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