Working Together to Challenge Neglect

Multi-Agency Conference Friday 17th November 2017

For all SSCB partner agency Safeguarding Leads and Schools’ Safeguarding Leads 

Somerset LSCB recognises the importance of keeping practitioners up to date with the latest research, knowledge and best practice available in child protection. Inter-agency training is developed to provide a multi-agency experience which complements the single-agency and professional learning opportunities offered by individual agencies.

The Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency Training Manager is:

Kate or 01823 355975

Kate manages an annual programme of child protection training courses. Details of this programme can be downloaded using the link below.

The SSCB Training Administrator is:

Sally or 01823 355975

Lunchbox Learning 

Free bite size training session for practitioners to share Learning Outcomes from recent Serious Case reviews and Learning reviews designed to be delivered in half an hour:

Learning and Development LOs

Training Brochure 2017-2018

New Dates and Training Events added –

Top up Skills Training for Managers/Designated Leads now available

“You will find a range of learning opportunities that have been informed by the Board’s priorities, quality assurance activities and learning reviews, which aim to equip you in your tasks and enable you to work confidently alone and alongside others to keep children safe and promote their wellbeing.”

Sally Halls – Independant Chair – Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board

New Date available for Safer Recruitment Training

Wednesday 21st February 2018 – 9am – 5pm at J24, Bridgwater . Click HERE to book



Domestic Abuse

As domestic abuse can happen to anyone, understanding the signs of domestic abuse and knowing how to respond is vital. These courses are suitable for everybody who provides a service to the public – it is an issue that really is everyone’s business.

For information on how to book a course, please find the flyer below:

When It Works Well…

Following on from a Safeguarding Conversation, you are invited to attend a learning session to explore a specific case where professionals have worked collaboratively under the Child in Need remit, leading to positive outcomes for both the child and her parents.

Hannah Webber, Consultant Social Worker, delivered the presentation below to over 100 managers and frontline staff across the authority, generating positive discussion and shared reflection of ‘what makes good practice’

MAPIG July 2017 Safeguarding Conversation


‘WRAP’ Training

Face-to-face training, so that everyone is aware of and understands the Prevent Duty and how it sits within national and Somerset’s safeguarding processes.

Next Dates 

Click here for further training information

It is recommended that all front-line staff receive workshop to raise awareness of prevent (WRAP).  To arrange training, please contact the Local Authority Prevent lead through 

Each of these training sessions begins with the standard WRAP course with an additional bolt on for those wishing to train as trainers at the end (this is recommended for designated safeguarding leads or those with a responsibility for cascading to colleagues at their establishment).

Many of our partner agencies offer multi-agency training opportunities on a variety of specialist themes. We will update this section as and when training becomes available. Please contact the training provider direct for further course information and attendance.

Somerset Sexual Health Training Programme 2017