LSCB Learning & Development Strategy 2017 - 2019


Safeguarding Courses Timetable 2017- 2018

Please find details of our training events below.

Please contact the Learning Solutions Team on 01472 324097 to check availability before booking any of the following courses.

To book a place on these courses please contact us at or by phone on 01472 324097.

Booking forms will no longer be required to confirm your place on our safeguarding children training events.  Learners should ensure that they speak to their line manager to authorise any training, before booking onto this.  The cancellation policy still applies, as below.

Cancellation Policy: A charge of £100 per person will be made to agencies when participants do not attend or give less than 7 calendar days notice of cancellation.

The Learning Solutions Team are available:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

Contact: 01472 324097


The link below provides access to the Home Office’s E-learning package around Prevent, Channel and vulnerability to extremism.  It’s very useful training which allows the user to select their area of work from the outset making the training and interaction relevant to their role/organisation.  This will assist with the embedding of Prevent/Channel understanding.

On completion of the Home Office training, users will be able to access a PDF certificate of completion which can be retained for their records.

The link is open source so can be used on work or personal computers.

North East Lincolnshire Council employees only – please note: you should have already completed the Prevent (NELC) training, which is a mandatory corporate e-learning training course.  This is accessible on Learning Lincs through Topdesk.  There is no requirement for NELC staff to complete the Home Office course if you have already done this mandatory NELC training but you may find it useful for further information.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Learning Solutions Team on Tel: 01472 324097 or via email to


Course of the Month (January 2018) -  Domestic Abuse.

You can now self-register (using the links below) - putting you in charge of your learning. You no longer need to contact the Learning Solutions Team to register. 

The benefits of online Learning are;

  • Bigger variety of courses available
  • Can get a large number of staff trained in awareness of a subject in a shorter timescale
  • Lower overall costs to deliver – no travel costs, room costs etc.
  • Can learn wherever you are at your convenience

These courses are designed to complement the face to face courses available.

Welcome to the NEL LSCB suite of e-learning courses. This learning is being offered in collaboration with the Safeguarding Children E-Academy.

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business and the LSCB is committed to the continuous learning and development of staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families.

The Cost

This suite of e-learning courses is currently free of charge to all people working with or providing services to children, families and vulnerable adults within North East Lincolnshire.
During the year 17/18 we will be consulting with partner organisations on the future funding of the Virtual College E learning packages and ongoing development of LSCB face to face training beyond March 2018.


Once you have self-registered for a learner record, you will then be able to request your training from our extensive directory of Safeguarding courses. You will be able to request any of these courses from the Requested Learning Tab on your Learner Record, but you will need to complete each course before selecting a new one.

To help with the selection process we have provided a summary of the course content and target audience for each course here. The courses on offer have been selected to support your on-going development.

Before beginning any of the training courses please ensure you have had a conversation with your line manager regarding the appropriate level of course for you to complete.

How long will the learning take?

Each course takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete with a short test at the end. If you have passed, then you will be able to print a certificate of completion. You do not have to complete the training all at once but can dip in and out of the module at work or at home and the system will monitor your progress.

Once you request your online learning course you have 21 days to complete it. You will be sent a reminder after 2 weeks.

If you do not complete the course within 21 days there will be a charge of £50 for your organisation.

If you have already registered please click the following link to access your account:

If you haven't got an account then registration is simple, just click the following link and follow the step-by-step guide:

For learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 605 976.

To find out more about other development opportunities which may be available please click here;



CERTA – Responding to Substance Misuse within Communities is a Level 2 Award. The aim of this course it to provide training relating to the use of substances, including illicit drugs and alcohol.  The course is relevant to anyone who needs an overview of the issues surrounding substance use, such as: professionals in the social care and justice sectors, voluntary and community sector workers, parents and those wishing to broaden their own knowledge. Please click on the above link for further information on how to book onto the course.

CERTA – Current Issues in Novel Psychoactive Substance Misuse is a Level 2 Award. The aim of this one day accredited course it to provide training that will raise awareness of new issues in the field of psychoactive drugs.  Information will be given about Novel Psychoactive Substances (commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’) including their history, spread, available types and the risks presented by them.  The course is relevant to anyone who needs an overview of the issues surrounding psychoactive substance use, such as: professionals in the social care and justice sectors, voluntary and community sector workers, parents and those wishing to broaden their own knowledge. Please click on the above link for further information on how to book onto the course.


As part of the Anti-bullying Alliance All Together programme a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people has been developed. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs but applies to all children.

Training modules include:

What is bullying?

Bullying and the Law

Bullying and SEN/disability

10 principles to reduce bullying

Preventing bullying

Responding to bullying


Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace.

You can register/sign in for the training via this link:

This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development.


As part of the Council’s Creating Strong Communities Programme there was a recognition that its implementation would require a different way of working within the Council as well as with partners and the local community.

To support this requirement a Children’s Workforce Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) has been developed to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for anyone who works, volunteers or leads work with children, young people and families within North East Lincolnshire.

The PCF has been designed to improve the quality of early prevention and help work, whilst promoting and encouraging effective individual and professional practice between agencies. It also enables the building of respectful and collaborative relationships within North East Lincolnshire’s community as well as within its multi-agency workforce.

Implicit within the PCF are the four elements of the Creating Strong Communities Programme (Signs of Safety, Restorative Practice, OBA and Family Group Conferencing). This is to ensure that these form the basis of how we work now and in the future.

The PCF also includes key areas which workers need to demonstrate proficiency in. These areas include abuse, neglect, child sexual exploitation, emotional health, equality of opportunity for children with disabilities, bullying and healthy weight for children and young people.

The PCF can be used to commission services by the articulation of required capabilities; by learning providers to understand the workforce needs of employers and employees; by strategy leads, service managers and team leaders as the foundation for a performance management framework; by higher education institutions, to understand the needs of employers and students working in children’s services; by individuals to be used as a tool to further their personal and professional development.

Following development and consultation, the PCF is now ready for implementation and is being used within the 0-19 Programme for its workforce development, which will include a skills audit to identify any required developmental gaps as well as highlight any emerging skills requirements.


In North east Lincolnshire Council we are working towards embedding the restorative approach through everything we do. Please click here for more information.


As part of the Creating Stronger Communities Programme there has been extensive workforce and partner development in two main areas which has enabled and developed a new framework for practice which includes Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice. Please click here for more information


This is a method of safety planning with children and families, which uses a common language, is solution focused and encourages workers to assist families in taking responsibility for resolving issues and keeping their children safe.  

Signs of Safety Course are NOW available. Please see the Signs of Safety Training Brief for more information on how to book on to the 3 day course.


December 2017. 6th, 7th and 8th - Doughty Learning Centre - 9:15am – 16:30pm

February 2018. 1st, 2nd and 5th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

March 2018. 21st, 22nd and 23rd – 9.15am – 16.30pm

April 2018. 24th, 25th and 26th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

May 2018. 31st, 1st  & 4th June – 9.15am – 16.30pm

June 2018. 26th, 27th and 28th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

July 2018. 11th, 12th and 13th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

August 2018. 14th, 15th and 16th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

September 2018. 26th, 27th and 28th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

October 2018. 8th, 9th and 10th – 9.15am – 16.30pm

November 2018. 20th, 21st and 22nd – 9.15am – 16.30pm

December 2018 – 11th, 12th & 13th – 9.15am – 16.30pm


These sessions have been developed specifically for External Partners who have already completed the 2/3 or 5 days Signs of Safety training to have the opportunity to further practice and develop their understanding and skills in the core elements of the Signs of Safety approach through Live Case Mapping.

Dates available;

Tuesday 1st August 2017 

9:00– 12:00 or alternate session 13:00 - 16:00

Monday 2nd October 2017

9:00 - 12:00 or alternate session 13:00 - 16:00

Friday 1st December 2017

9:00 – 12:00 or alternate session 13:00 - 16:00

All at the Doughty Learning Centre, Town Hall Square, Grimsby

To book a place;

E mail  please note individual confirmation replies will not be sent but a confirmation e mail will be sent 7 days prior to the session date. You will be advised if the session you request is full.

There is currently no charge for these sessions.


When working with children and young people, it's also important to look after your own mental health, and that of your colleagues and staff. Our adult focussed courses will give you the skills and knowledge to do this. These course include Emotional Resilience, Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Lite, Young Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Lite, Mental Health First Aid and Manager/Supervisor Mental Health Workshop.

For further information on courses and to book on to the following courses please click here.


This workshop will look at the NELC strategy for identifying and responding to sexualised behaviour. By the end of the workshop you will have an awareness of:

  • The NELC protocol and referral process for referring children where sexualised behaviour is identified
  • The tools used to identify and respond to sexualised behaviour, and;
  • The NELC tiered assessment and intervention packages for sexualised behaviour

Please contact us at or by phone on 01472 324097 for more information.


A 6 week course consisting of 1.5 hours session per week, delivered by practising counsellors, who are registered members of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

The counsellors facilitating on this course practise for Feelings First, a Local Authority Counselling and Therapy Service for young people aged 4 - 25 years.

Please click here to view further information on how to book onto this course.


Attachment, Brain Development and Neglect Workshops

Awareness of Substance Use in the Family Context

Basics in Safeguarding Children

Child Sexual Exploitation - Level 2

Domestic Abuse and the Impact on the Child - Level 2

Domestic Abuse Awareness - Level 1

Graded Care Profile V2 Training

Introduction To Safeguarding Children - Level 1

Keeping The Neglected Child In Focus - Level 2

Neglect : Breaking The Cycle - Level 3 Training

Neglect Awareness Workshop

Neglect in Serious Case Reviews Practice Enhancement Workshop

Parental Mental Health and the Impact on the Child and Family

Safeguarding Children - Level 2

Safeguarding Children - Level 2 Refresher

Safeguarding Children Refresher Training - Level 1

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities and Additional Needs - Level 2

Safer Recruitment Training

Substance Misuse and its Impact on The Child - Level 2

Supervision and Management of Neglect Practice Management Workshop

The Voice of the Child in the Assessment of Neglect Workshop


LSCB Training Pathway

LSCB Training Levels

Training Charges


We are looking to increase the number of in house trainers, who would be able to deliver/facilitate Basics In Safeguarding Children and Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 Safeguarding Children training events within their own settings, and also to be able to co-facilitate other themed level 2 safeguarding events. Please read through the Definition of the Safeguarding Children Trainers Role Document.

May we request that you complete and return the Skills and Experience Form to Emma Wragg, Learning & Development Officer for Safeguarding as soon as possible.

Please note that should you be approved as a Safeguarding Children Trainer, you will be required to attend the Training for Trainers Event, at no cost to your organisation.

If you wish to discuss whether you would be suitable for this role or if you need any further information, please contact Emma Wragg on Tel: 01472 325531.