SSCB Training

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 Trainer 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:


Our 11th annual training programme, where you will find all information about the courses we offer and where to book.

If you require anymore information, please contact Kate or Sally.



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:

MAPIG Forum Flyer 2016

The applications for the Multi-Agency Practitioner Forum (MAPIG) is now open.

Preparing for Adulthood: This workshop will frame the current national and local positions regarding transitions and promote working models going forward.

Monday 20th February 2017Monday 27th February 2017
Wyvern Club, Taunton
10am -12pm
Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury
10am- 12pm
J24, North Petherton
2pm – 4pm
Bournemouth University Campus, Yeovil
2pm – 4pm

Preventing extremism and radicalisation

Prevent is one part of the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) and aims to stop people from being exposed to extreme ideologies, or becoming involved in or supporting terrorist activity. It is an approach that involves many agencies and communities, to safeguard people who may be at risk of radicalisation.

‘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 

25/01/1714:00 – 16:00Committee Room, Mendip District Council,
Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet,
26/01/201713:30 – 15:30Committee Room, Mendip District Council,
Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet,
02/02/201713:30 – 15:30Wyndham Room, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
09/02/201711:30 – 13:30Wyndham Room, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
16/02/201713:30 – 15:30Wyndham Room, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
08/03/201713:30 – 15:30Wyndham Room, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY

To book onto a course, please contact Lynsay directly using the number or email below

 Lynsay Birkett – 07909995644 or – external colleagues

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).

Radicalisation Training:

A radicalisation specific training course, which will focus primarily on the support for those who are vulnerable to radicalisation / psychology of radicalisation / case studies and proactive methods to challenge and support.  This is ideal for frontline workers in a care capacity and also for teachers who are concerned about how to challenge or promote discussion in the classroom in development. Please check back daily for updates.

CSE Train the Trainer 

This Train the Trainer opportunity will be delivered by Sarah Taylor. All booking is processed through Barnardo’s via the link below: 

  • Working with CSE Skills and Practice
  • Working with Parents and CSE
  • CSE Awareness