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 2017-2018

“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

Training Brochure 2017 most recent

Designated Lead Working Together

April 2017-March 2018 Designated Lead Working Together

Application Form Working Together DL 2017

Working Together/Update

April 2017-March 2018 Working Together Update

Application Form Working Together Update Training 2017

Safer Recruitment

April 2017-March 2018 Safer Recruitment

Application Form Safer Recruitment and Allegations Management Training 2016

Parental Mental Health

April 2017-March 2018 Parental Mental Health

Application Form Parental Mental Health Problems and its Impact on Children Training 2016



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:


Details of the next MAPIG coming soon…

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.

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