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.

For further details regarding training, bookings, frequency and course information please contact the SSCB Training Administrator :

Stephanie Gonzalez or 01823 355975

The Somerset 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.


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:

Private Fostering

Child Sam – Learning from the Serious Case Review

Learning and Development LOs


Early Help – A quick Guide

A free bitesize cascade training presentation together with session plan to raise awareness of Early Help support within Somerset.  Both of the documents below are designed to work alongside each other.

Early Help – A quick guide (session plan)

Early Help – A quick guide (presentation)

Developing an effective response to Neglect

The Child/Young Person’s Neglect Toolkit is designed to assist you in identifying and assessing children and young people who are at risk of and experiencing neglect. It is to be used when you are concerned that the quality of care of a child/young person you are working with suggests that their needs are being neglected.

Somerset SCB have developed a Cascade training pack which provides the information and resources that will support you in training people within your organisation in developing an effective response to Neglect and how to apply the Neglect toolkit to inform your assessment of need. The Neglect Toolkit is a tool to aid discussion in supervision and for the clarification of the issues, designed to support not replace professional judgement.

To request your FREE copy of this training resource please email with the words Neglect Tool training pack request in the email subject box



Fully Funded Training Opportunity 

‘Reducing Parental Conflict’ 

Click HERE for further details


Training Brochure for 2019/20 


‘The Safeguarding Children Board partners believe that an important way we can support you to keep children safe is to ensure that you have access to the highest quality training which offers opportunity to learn alongside colleagues from a range of other agencies and professional backgrounds as well as benefit from the latest research and evidence from practice’

Sally Halls – Independent Chair – Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board



MAPIGs are forums established in each of the four districts in the county, so that staff from all agencies can meet up regularly to learn more about specific issues, which relate to children and share positive experiences of services and gaps in provision.

Each forum is held twice a year and will be attended by a member of the Safeguarding Board Executive, who can take your issues to the Safeguarding Board and relay information from the Board back to forum members.

Forums are held in Taunton, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Mendip. Details of forthcoming events will be published here.



Elearning is accessible via the Home Office

 If you’ve any questions please either email the Public Health Training Administrator at or contact the Local Authority Prevent lead 



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 Phoenix Project (working in partnership with SARSAS)

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset. We offer training and consultation to professionals working alongside survivors of sexual abuse aged 5-18 years.
Please refer to our website for further details and dates for forthcoming training.

Avon and Somerset Police

This hub is an interactive tool providing teachers and educators access to lesson plans created by Avon and Somerset Police aligned to local policing priorities.
The lesson plans can be downloaded and delivered by teachers, or there is a facility to request support of your local policing team.
The hub provides links to a number of schemes, policies and partners who can support the PSHE agenda.
The lesson plans are aimed primarily at Years 7-9 but need to be reviewed against the context of the class they are to be delivered to check they are suitable.