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Safeguarding training information.

In accordance with statutory guidance for schools and colleges, all staff members should receive appropriate child protection training which is regularly updated.

In Derbyshire, schools and colleges are provided with training from the children's training team.

Services 4 Schools

There is a training area on the Derbyshire Services 4 Schools. This covers all safeguarding training and bookings for the designated safeguarding lead forums.

Safeguarding training team

Our team offers a range of training targeted at all sectors of the children, young people and families workforce.

We also offer targeted safeguarding training specifically for schools and colleges (maintained, private and academies) including:

  • safeguarding children and young people for designated safeguarding leads (one day)
  • designated safeguarding leads safeguarding briefing (half day)
  • safeguarding children and young people for schools (two hours)
  • school governors - safeguarding children and young people in education (two hours)
  • delivery of a two hour, whole school training session - safeguarding children and young people for schools

The children’s training team can deliver the training, or as part of the designated safeguarding leads full day, safeguarding course participants will receive training on how to deliver the in-house two-hour whole school training session.

Due to this course being updated as and when changes occur, the PowerPoint presentation will only be provided by email from the children’s training team. This will ensure the most up-to-date course is delivered.

The training team will also provide advice if they are delivering this training for the first time.

Our latest course listing is attached to this page.

Further information is available from Cathy Barrass, tel: 01629 531933.

Designated safeguarding leads - forums

The designated safeguarding lead forums are an excellent opportunity for your safeguarding lead to be up to date with all the latest school safeguarding information.

Find out more about upcoming designated safeguarding lead forums.

Further information is available from Ruth Hunter, tel: 01629 537430.

Training from the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership offer multi-agency training and development for staff, helping them to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. We provide a range of courses for agencies and practitioners working in Derbyshire and Derby City.

The purpose of multi-agency training is to help practitioners achieve the following:

  • collaborate effectively with colleagues across organisational boundaries
  • understand each other's roles and responsibilities
  • know what services are available locally for children and families
  • share knowledge and expertise
  • understand how different agencies operate
  • recognise the value of multi-disciplinary working in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

There is a list of approved independent trainers which have been validated by the Derby and Derby Safeguarding Children Partnership, which can be found on their relevant websites. In addition there are also the details of the latest Derbyshire training directory.

Prevent / extremism training

Prevent is a statutory duty under Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for many agencies. This means that we must have "due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism" in our day to day work.

All front line staff from specified agencies need to have an awareness of Prevent to comply with this new legislation.

There are several courses available to help develop your understanding of the new Prevent duty. A brief outline and the target audience for each course is available on Safer Derbyshire.


The NSPCC offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified courses delivered by their experts nationwide and online that enable you to grow your child protection knowledge and skills.

Face to face courses including:

  • introduction to child protection
  • designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England course - training for a lead safeguarding role and its main responsibilities
  • designated safeguarding officer training- training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people
  • child protection refresher course.

Online courses:

  • child protection in schools
  • keeping children safe online
  • child protection course: an introduction
  • safer recruitment in education course - training to help you recruit staff or volunteers in schools, academies or colleges.

The safeguarding in education self-assessment tool is a free resource can be used by the designated safeguarding lead in schools in England to assess how well they are meeting statutory and recommended safeguarding practices. It includes useful resources, links to relevant guidance and training and advice on what action to take.

This tool is a joint initiative between the NSPCC and TES.

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