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The revised statutory guidance Working Together to safeguard children 2015 sets out a new approach to learning and development for LSCBs. It places an obligation on them to develop their own local framework.

LSCBs have specific responsibilities in relation to learning and development. They need to know:

  • who needs to be trained
  • ensure they receive the training
  • check that the training and learning opportunities have made a positive difference to their practice to support and help children and young people

The LSCB has a Learning and Development framework in place and a core component is the learning from front line practice through case audit and reviews into cases.


The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) offers an extensive range of safeguarding training to people working with children, young people and their families.

The LSCB has a multi agency LSCB Training Strategy 2017 – 18 [PDF 872Kb] that provides information on the standards and levels of training appropriate for staff working with children, young people and their families.

LSCB training programme

The LSCB Training Programme 2018-2019 [PDF 480KB] lists the LSCB training courses for 2018-19. Complete and return the LSCB Course Booking Form [DOC 18KB] as directed, or contact the relevant team if stated in the training programme.

The majority of LSCB courses take place at the Learning Development Centre, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2JL.

Refreshments are provided but lunch is not available. Please bring your own. There are a few shops locally from which food can be purchased.

The Blue Door training programme

For domestic abuse related training please see The Blue Door Domestic Abuse Training Programme 2018-19 [PDF 361Kb]. Complete and return The Blue Door Booking Form [DOC 31KB] as directed.


The CSE Workbook [PDF 3Mb] is designed to increase your awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

The FGM Workbook [PDF 1Mb] is designed to increase your awareness around Female Genital Mutilation if you don’t have a mandatory reporting responsibility

Qualification requirements and training provision for working with children and young people is continuously adapting in line with changes in policy and practice. The Children’s Workforce Guide to Training and Qualifications provides a comprehensive overview.

In response to consultation, the LSCB has developed a workbook. People who work with children can complete the workbook as a basic introduction to safeguarding as part of their induction.

The Safeguarding Awareness Workbook [PDF 327Kb] can also be downloaded and distributed to staff groups who do not have access to the internet and cannot complete the on line course.

If you are interested in undertaking an online course regarding safeguarding child victims of trafficking, ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children) has an online course which you can access by visiting the ECPAT website and registering your details.