Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership 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.

COVID-19 – Please note all SSCP  training courses until the end of July have been postponed.

For those whose places on our Working Together Lead Safeguarding and Update training have been cancelled as a result of this postponement, we will announce replacement dates as soon as we are able to resume face to face training events. Priority for all courses will be given to those with existing bookings.

Please bear with us, we will ensure that we will accommodate all who have been inconvenienced by our postponement of the SSCP training programme.

Working Together- Safeguarding Lead Role

and Working Together – Update

Training Dates for April 2020 to March 2021


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.  Click the image and link below to presentation to access full training package.

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 SCP 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


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. Click on image below to open booking link.




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 

Click here for current Prevent and Channel referral toolkit and guidance.

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.

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

Stephanie Gonzalez or 01823 355975