Safeguarding Training

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

The Children's Local Safeguarding Training Pages can be accessed HERE

The Safeguarding Adults  Training Pages for County Durham can be found HERE



Upcoming DSCP Course

We have availability for the forthcoming Child Criminal Exploitation course due to take place:

Monday 22 July          12.30pm-2.30pm        Durham County Hall

Monday 22 July          3pm-4.30pm               Durham County Hall

Thursday 1 August      10.15am – 12pm         Durham County Hall

Thursday 1 August      1pm - 2pm                   Durham County Hall

We would like this course to be fully subscribed wherever possible and I would be grateful if you could advertise this widely within your organisation.

Many thanks

Megan Dunn

DSCP Apprentice

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

03000 264 353


This training promotes that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. As such this course is relevant for practitioners and managers across the range of adult and children’s services and is for all practitioners who work with parents, carers, children and young people.

This course is suited for professionals who may be part of a multi-agency team such as a Team Around the Family (TAF) or Core Group

Aim:  This briefing aims to provide partner agencies with a very basic understanding of the Signs of Safety approach.

Learning Outcomes: This briefing will

  • Provide an introduction to the Signs of Safety Approach to enable participants to understand how the approach works
  • Enable participants to start thinking about how to apply the approach to their own case work/practice
  • Help partners and managers to consider how they will manage/ implement organisational processes that support and embed the training and practices in their own agencies
  • Help agencies to have a common understanding of how the approach works, with the aim of enhancing collaborative working practices.
  • Help them to identify the changes they should see in practice when practitioners use the approach within their own organisation

Please see a link below to the 2 flyers advertising these courses

Courses will be held on the following dates and times

 Wednesday 10th April 2019 9.30am-12.30pm The Work Place, Newton Aycliffe

Wednesday 10th April 2019 1pm - 4pm The Work Place, Newton Aycliffe

Friday 24th May 2019 1pm - 4pm The Work Place, Newton Aycliffe

To request a place please use the below link:

Reminder - 10.04.19 SAB Annual Event

Please be advised the next SAB Annual Event will be held on Wednesday the 10th of April 2019.

The 2019 Annual Event will be focused around Self-Neglect.

Please note this email as an alert to hold the date prior to Eventbrite booking details being forwarded.

For those of you who would like to offer opportunity to front line practitioners to attend, can you please contact the Business Unit in the first instance as there are limitations on numbers for the venue.

Many thanks,

Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit

Transformation & Partnerships

Room 4/129-134

County Hall



( 03000 268870/268871/267965

DBS Refresher Event

The Safeguarding Adults Board has organised a free Disclosure and Barring Service Update Event for 29th March 2019.

Please find attached flyer with the booking information included, please cascade, etc.

Please note spaces will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit Transformation & Partnerships

Room 4/129-134

County Hall



03000 268870/268871/267965

If you wish to book a place on one of our courses, please click here

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 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.