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



25 and 26 January                            Working Together Designated Lead                               9.15am – 4.30pm      Wells Golf Club

19 February                                       Legal Aspects                                                                      10am-1pm Wyndham Room, County Hall

21 February                                       Working Together/Update                                               9.15am – 4.30pm Taunton Vale Sports Club

27 and 28 February                          Working Together Designated Lead                               9.15am – 4.30pm    J24, North Petherton

5 and 6 March                                   Working Together Designated Lead                               9.15am – 4.30pm    J24  North  Petherton    

1 day Working Together Update and 2 day Designated Lead Training

Dates for 2018/19 available now

Click here for details of Update dates

Click here for Designated Lead dates

apply via BOOK NOW option in

Training Brochure on page 17


New Training Opportunities for Designated Leads and those with lead safeguarding roles

Details in our Training Brochure

“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 Dates available for Safer Recruitment Training 2018/19

Wednesday 16th May 2018 9am – 5pm Abbey Manor Yeovil

Tuesday 13th November 2018  9am – 5pm Taunton Vale

Thursday 21st February 2019 9am – 5pm J24, Bridgwater . Click HERE to book

CSE – Working with Children with Learning Disabilities

Tuesday 20th March 2018- 10am- 1pm – Wells Golf Club 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:

The Fenestra Serious Case Review (SCR) into Child Sexual Exploitation

Identifying the strengths and gaps in the multi-agency response to child sexual exploitation in order to learn and improve how we work with children and young people

For further details and how to book

MAPIG The Fenestra Serious Case Review (SCR) into Child Sexual Exploitation


‘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