Safeguarding Training

Here you will find information from County Durham & beyond relating to safeguarding training

 The Children's Local Safeguarding Website can be accessed HERE

 The Safeguarding Adults Website for County Durham can be found HERE



Bruising in non-mobile Babies

The session is open to everyone working with children, young people and families in Durham such as Health Visitors, GPs, Social Workers and Nursery staff as this will help participants to have a basic understanding of Bruising in Non-Mobile Babies Pathway and Durham’s approach to its implementation. Aim: This briefing is for Practitioners to raise awareness of bruising in non-mobile babies and the how this is responded to.

Learning Outcomes: This briefing will allow Practitioners to:

• Recognise the significance of birthmarks and why these should be documented.
• Recognise that any bruise in a baby needs to be considered in light of the child’s developmental stage.

Awareness session and relaunch of the pathway will be held on the following date and time:

Monday 10 December 2018 9.30am-12.30pm Durham County Council Chamber

To request a place please use the link below:

Safeguarding Adults Board Training

Please follow this link to visit the Safeguarding Durham Adults Safeguarding Training page where you will find details of all the training on offer to help raise awareness of Safeguarding, how to spot signs of abuse, and what to do to report concerns. We also have three easy read workbooks available for service users which can help them to understand how to Keep themselves safe, Stop abuse, and What happens when abuse is reported.

Our courses and workbooks are free to attend/download, and you will receive a certificate upon completion.

Safeguarding Adults Board Prevent Training

Please follow this link to the Prevent e-learning training which was put together in response to the Government’s Prevent Strategy to help people understand what radicalisation is and how people can be targeted by extremist organisations and groomed to join them. Vulnerable adults are particularly at risk of radicalisation, and it is important to understand the methods and processes this can involve.

Follow the instructions on the website to open and complete the e-learning, and send us your completed assessment forms. We will then send you a certificate to show you have completed this training.

Durham LSCB E-Learning Courses

Durham LSCB and its partner organisations are committed to the continuous learning and development of all staff and volunteers working with children, young people in County Durham.

Click here to download a copy of the Durham LSCB e-learning brochure 2018.

To register please go to the Durham LSCB e-learning courses site for self-registration and access to all e-learning courses.

You will be able to view, select and complete a range of e-learning opportunities, such as
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core (Level 1)
Safeguarding Children Refresher Training
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
Collaborative Working: A Whole Family Approach
Information Sharing Level 2
Hate Crime in Durham
*This is not a full list, please download a copy of the Durham LSCB e-learning brochure for the entire e-learning courses available.

Our e-learning courses are currently being reviewed, if you have any comments we would welcome your feedback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These e-learning courses are for professionals and volunteers and are provided free to all Durham LSCB partner agencies.

Safeguarding Adults Board Training Strategy

Download our Training Strategy 2017/18 (PDF, 1Mb).

The strategy outlines our commitment to the delivery of training to agencies including health and social care, service providers and the wider voluntary sector. Our aim is to increase skills and knowledge across the wider workforce, fostering good practice for the safeguarding of adults.

Adult Safeguarding Regional Training Package

As part of the regional harmonisation of safeguarding training we have produced a Regional Training Package which is applicable for everyone who works with adults at risk.

The course uses the nationally recognised resources available from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and ties it in with the procedural tools used by your own local authority to provide training which really helps to clarify the requirements of safeguarding for adults at risk.

Safeguarding Adults eLearning through Virtual College

Durham Safeguarding Adults Board is pleased to announce that a number of elearning courses are now available to SAB Partners.