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Exciting new learning and development opportunities

From the 1 st April all of our training will be hosted on the Isle of Wight Council's Learning Hub, we will however continue to list all our training here. Click on the link in the pink box to book training on the Learning Hub. You will find training under the IOWSCP and IOWSAB tile on the Learning Hub. 

Training continues to be fully funded by the IOW Safeguarding Partnership for all Isle of Wight partner and relevant agencies. IOWSCP training is only available to Isle of Wight professionals.

Joining the Learning Hub will:

  • Provide access to all IOWSCP training
  • Give access to a range of child safeguarding e-learning
  • Offer some adult safeguarding e-learning
  • Offers some Children’s Social Care and Adults’ Social Care training
  • Access to equality, diversity and inclusion IOW Council training
  • Automatically generate attendance certificates for training portfolios
  • Over time be able to offer a growing number of e-learning opportunities

Our Workforce Development Training Policy is available  here

Cancellations and charges

If you cannot attend a course please cancel your ticket on the Learning Hub. To do this, log into the Learning Hub, go to the course page and click on ‘Cancel booking’ under the options next to the date that has been booked. Should you experience any difficulties please contact us on 01983 814545 or scp@iow.gov.uk. Alternatively the ticket can be transferred to an alternative candidate, but we must be notified of any candidate substitutions ahead of the course. The IOWSCP and the trainer will have details of those who have booked tickets and will record all attendees and mark those not in attendance for courses.
Non attendance: If an individual fails to cancel their ticket or notify us they are unable to attend, agencies will be charged a non-attendance fee of £120 (per whole training day).

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

From the 25th May 2018 new data protection regulations (GDPR) came into effect about how organisations communicate with you and look after your data. By booking onto our courses you are giving consent to receive pre and post-event communication and materials. For more details please see our Privacy Notice  


If you have not been provided with a log in by your agency, please contact learning.development@iow.gov.uk . Once you have signed in, select a course > click Go to Course > click on Enrol me > scroll down to training dates and select date(s) that you wish to attend.
A guide to logging onto the Learning Hub is available here

Course Details 




Course Dates

An introduction to children who go missing from home/care 
This course will cover the definition of missing, the process of reporting a child mising and the responses, Understand the purpose of Missing Conversations and how these help inform planning. It will cover the role of push and pull factors and highlight some of the risks which can be associated with missing episodes.It will include reflection on professional considerations for practice and provide details of Local Authority points of contact in relation to missing children. 
Trainer:  Laura Tanner & Neil Connelly, Hampshire Willow Team

Microsoft Teams
Wed 30th June 21, 12pm - 1pm
Wed 15th December 21, 12pm - 1pm
An introduction to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) 
This Level 2 training provides an introduction to Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and how staff, from other duty to cooperate agencies, can contribute to multi agency risk management planning. The session will outline MAPPA eligibility and explain how lead agencies work with other professionals to protect the public. Participants will be briefed on multi agency risk management planning and the importance of utilising the skills of all professionals involved.
Level 2Microsoft Teams1st October 2021, 9.30am-11.30am
13th December, 10am-11.30am
16th February, 10am-11.30am
An introduction to Modern Slavery webinar for professionals working with children 
This course raises awareness of child trafficking and modern slavery.
Microsoft Teams
This course has been held.
Brooks Sexual Behaviour Traffic Light Tool 
Brook’s nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool training provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.
Level 3
Wed 23rd  June 21, 9.30am-12.30pm
Wed 23rd  June 21, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thurs 18th November, 9.30am-12.30pm
Thurs 18th November 21, 1.30pm-4.30pm
CERAF - Risk assessing and completing - An introduction to the new CERAF Toolkit 
This workshop is an introduction of the new toolkit only. The expectation is that those attending are aware of what exploitation is and have had some basic training/experience in this.
Level 2
Microsoft Teams
Wed 7th  July 21, 9.30am - 11am
Wed 12th  January 22, 7pm - 8.30pm
Childrens Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 
Through this course you will understand the role and function of the Children’s Reception Team (CRT) and the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), what happens to information when it is received by CRT and the purpost of MASH and how it operates.
Trainer: Andy Jacobs, Team Manager MASH/CRT

Level 2
Microsoft Teams
Wed 28th  April 21, 9.30am - 11am
Wed 17th November 21, 9.30 - 11am
Choice and Control in Hoarding Behaviour 
This course will give you an understanding of hoarding disorder, case study work and risk/risk assessment/legislation including Safeguarding and Care Act 2014. It will include positive engagement techniques and policy and practice tools as well as an action plan.
ZoomThis course has been held.
Community Partnership Information Form (CPI) 
An overview of the role and function of the CRT and MASH team when a referral is initially made to Children's Services.
Trainer:  Nick Tromans, Intelligence Development Manager, Hampshire Constabulary
Microsoft Teams
Tues 22nd June 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 14th  September 21, 10am - 12pm
Wed 3rd November 21, 10am - 12pm *cancelled
Tues 11th  January 22, 10am - 12pm
Complex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children 
This two-day course is suitable for members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities with undertaking enquires under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, who work with complex cases and who co-ordinate assessments of children.
Trainer: Fiona Lee, SAFE Associates
**Applicants for this course must have completed Level 3 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 4 training**  **Attendance is required on both days**
Level 4ZoomWed 9th  and Thurs 10th February, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Engaging fathers in child protection 
Working with fathers in child protection is an important part of safeguarding children, but it can be challenging, especially if they present a risk to their children. 
Trainer: Jon Symonds, Bristol University
**This full day course takes place across two half days. You must be able to attend both sessions to undertake the training**
Level 3
Microsoft Teams
Friday 19th November, 9.30 - 4pm
Family Approach to mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse 
This is an innovative and creative workshop exploring the intersection of substance abuse, mental health and domestic abuse within families and the impact on individuals and families.
Trainers: Rob Hayward - Inclusion IOW, Jayne Hardy - YOU Trust, Christine Cuthbert - IOW Council
Level 2
Microsoft Teams
Tues 20th  July 21, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tues 23rd  November, 9.30am - 12.30pm
HIPS Child Exploitation - As a health professional, what do I need to know? 
This training, designed specifically for all health practitioners, aims to develop understanding and awareness of the different and evolving types of exploitation that children may experience and seeks to empower health professionals to recognise and respond to any identified risk factors.
Intercollegiate training
Level 3
Microsoft Teams Wed 7th  July 21, 9.30am - 11am
Wed 12th  January 22, 7pm - 8.30pm
Inclusion Service Provision training 
Through this course you will know more about what the Recovery Service provides and how to access and have a better picture of the substance misuse issues faced on the Island. You will gain a basic knowledge of drugs and what support is available, gain a basic knowledge of alcohol misuse and what support is available and gain an insight of the services open to Young People on the Island and what services are available. 
Level 2Microsoft Teams

Wed 27th January 2022, 9.30am-1.30pm

Learning from Case I Workshop 
A learning workshop in response to the findings from Case I
published on the IOWSCP website January 2021)
Level 2Microsoft Teams

This event has been held. 
Event slides are available here.

(HIPS) Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) 
With a strong emphasis on multi-agency working and information sharing, this course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation
Microsoft Teams
Wed 21st April 21, 9.30am-11am
Wed 29th September 21, 9.30am-11.30am
Wed 19th January 22, 9.30am-11.30am
Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) 
This course aims to provide the participants with a greater understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation (including County Lines), Child Trafficking and Children who go Missing.
Trainer: Simon Snell, SAFE Associates
**Applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training **

Level 3
Thurs 7th  October 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Wed 12th January, 9.30 - 4pm
Safeguarding Infants 
The course aims to support all practitioners/professionals working with vulnerable families through pregnancy and after birth. It will provide updated policy and guidance around ICON, Safer sleep, the bruising policy and the recent re-launch of the unborn baby protocol. This will support professionals to apply this to practice and allow reflection and learning from child safeguarding reviews.
Trainers: Kelly Vernon - Interim Lead Nurse for safeguarding Children/Looked after Children, Vicky Kalaker - Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, IOW NHS Trust, Candise Horner, Team Manager, CAST 1, Children’s Services, IOW Council, DS Lee Torrance/DS Barry Martin/DS Larry Grist, Hampshire Police. 
**This course is for Isle of Wight professionals only**
Level 3Microsoft TeamsThurs 10th  June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Thurs 15th  June, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Thurs 17th  June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Monday 6th December, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Safeguarding Adolescents in Hampshire and the IOW 
The IOWSCP and Hampshire LSCP will launch the new Safeguarding Adolescents Strategy and associated online Safeguarding Adolescents Toolkit to support professionals working with young people and their families.
n/aMicrosoft TeamsThurs 9th December, 3.30pm - 5pm
Thurs 9th December, 6 pm- 7.30pm
Teenage Sexual Behaviours 
Half day workshop exploring and considering information and views in relation to sexual relationships and behaviour between children and adolescents. 
** This course is for Isle of Wight professionals only**
Level 2
Microsoft Teams
This course has been held.
Unborn/Newborn Baby Safeguarding Protocol  
The Unborn/Newborn Baby Protocol is a multi-agency protocol which sets out how to respond to concerns for unborn babies and newborn babies, with an emphasis on clear and regular communications between professionals working with the mother and her family where risk is identified. This multi-agency event is to launch the revised protocol and enable professionals
Microsoft Teams
This event has been held. 
Event slides are available here
Event launch audience Q&As
Understanding, identifying and responding to neglect (HSCP & IOWSCP) 
This course will introduce the revised HSCP and IOWSCP Neglect Strategy and consider how it supports our understanding about what we know nationally and locally about neglect and the impact on the child. It will identify the 6 types of neglect and their key indicators, consider their impact within the context of local case examples and reflect on the professional challenges this presents. It will introduce the updated Toolkit and consider how this can be utilised to support effective responses to neglect.
Trainer: Kathy Marriott, Children's Social Care and Sam Smith, Hampshire LSCP Partnership Manager

Microsoft Teams
Wed 5th  May 21, 1.30pm - 3pm
Wed 27th  October 21, 1.30pm - 3pm
Wed 2nd  February 21, 1.30pm - 3pm
Working Together to Safeguard Children  
This blended learning course will provide an understanding to staff who regularly investigate, and/or contribute to supporting children at risk of abuse and/or their families. This includes through multi-agency safeguarding procedures and assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of the child where there are safeguarding concerns. This virtual course consists of a workbook and a full-day Zoom webinar. 
Trainer: Fiona Lee, SAFE Associates
**Applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training** 
Level 3
Thurs 25th March 2021
Wed 9th June 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Tues 21st September 21, 9.30am - 4pm  
Thurs 11th November 21, 9.30am - 4pm  *Fully Booked
Tues 8th February 21, 9.30am - 4pm

Other agency training (these courses may involve charges)

The real faces of Modern Salvery: Unmasking the truth

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, in conjunction with Hampshire Cultural Trust, are proud to present the emotive and thought-provoking exhibition The real faces of Modern Slavery: unmasking the truth’.
This new exhibition is a journey through the compelling stories of survivors identified and supported within our surrounding area, with visual and audio content depicting their experiences past and present and their future aspirations as they start to attempt to rebuild their lives. 

Exploitation types found within Hampshire include sexual exploitation of both adults and children, criminal exploitation including that within county lines and cannabis factories, labour exploitation such as that taking place in nail bars and car washes and financial exploitation in the form of benefit fraud.

This exhibition has been developed as a partnership initiative to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and it is hoped that visitors will leave with an understanding of how this can manifest in different scenarios within our everyday lives.

If you would like further information then please visit www.modernslaverypartnership.org.uk

The exhibitiion will be at the following dates and locations:

  • Portsmouth Libraries: Southsea: 16 November to 3 December 2021, Cosham: 6 December to 17 December 2021, Portsmouth Central: 20 December 2021 to 10 January 2022
  • Eastleigh Museum: 15 January to 26 Feb 2022
  • 33 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight: 28th February - 26th March 2022
  • Southampton Central Library: 12th April - 13th May 2022
  • Allen Gallery, Alton: 14 May to 26 June, 2022
  • Winchester and Gosport Discovery Centres: 5 July to 31 July 2022
  • Fareham Library and Basingstoke Discovery Centre: 3 August to 7 September 2022
  • Andover Museum: 17 September to 30 October 202

Introduction to the Hampshire and Isle of Wigth Approach

Transformation for Childrens Services on the Isle of Wight are proud to offer the ‘Introduction to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Approach’ training, which gives an insight into the approach, what it is and how it impacts the children and families on the Island. This training is open to all partner agencies as an opportunity to understand the theory and practice behind the approach.

The course aims to deliver an understanding of:

  • The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Approach is
  • The principles that support strength-based conversations
  • How this learning can be applied in your practice

This course can be accessed click clicking on the link below

Course: Transforming Social Care - An Introduction to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Approach (learningpool.com)


This resource provides a flexible way of learning more about the Prevent duty and what individuals and organisations in the FE sector need to do. Other education sectors will also find it useful. There are modules for: Practitioners, Support Staff, Leaders and Managers, and Governors and Board members. This online course is not run by the IOWSCP, therefore if you need assistance in accessing this course, please click here

Isle of Wight Council Training Courses

There are several courses available for both the adults and children's workforce. Visit the IWC website here

DARE Toolkit

Using 25 years of experience of working with domestic abuse perpetrators and incorporated tried and tested approaches, the Hampton Trust have developed a Domestic Abuse Routing Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit. DARE is designed to enhance your service delivery and to give you quick and easy tips and techniques in engaging domestic abuse perpetrators to nudge them into services. The aim is not to provide additional work, rather to improve what you currently do.  Please see attached details to register your interest for FREE training. 

Reducing Parental Conflict

Conflict between parents is normal, but if exposure is frequent, intense and poorly resolved, this can have a damaging impact on children, resulting in long-term mental health issues and emotional, social, behavioural and academic problems as they grow up.  Two leaflets are available on the subject, the first is aimed at professionals looking to find out more information and how they can access free training and the second leaflet provides information and support for families . Further information is also available on the reducing parental conflict webpages for both professionals and families. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

For Designated Safeguarding Leads and their nominated deputies in Early Years Settings, Schools, Colleges and Childminders. Delegates should be familiar with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and there is an expectation that they have attended a level 2 safeguarding training course/event. It aims to explain the expectations of the role to you and looks at some of the issues you could face whilst practising in this role. The course will also look at how delegates can start preparing their workplace for the safeguarding element of an Ofsted inspection. Visit the IWC website here for details

Suicide Prevention Training

Zero Suicide Alliance have two types of suicide awareness training available, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling. These can be access here 

MARM - Multi-Agency Risk Management

The IOW Safeguarding Adults Board have developed a podcast detailing a brief overview of what MARM is, how it relates to safeguarding, when it should be used, what a good MARM meeting should look like and where you can find further information if you need it. Access it on the   IOWSAB website .

Hidden Sentence Training

A 1 day training course for all professionals who work with children and families, including children’s centre workers, social care staff, school staff, play workers, health visitors, family support teams and those working in the Criminal Justice System. This course gives a clear overview of the issues facing the families of prisoners and offenders and provides a range of strategies and resources to help you support them. For more information and a booking form please contact:  amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk Training course flyer available here

How Do I? Training

How do I ….? Supporting Children and Families Affected by Key Attachment Figure Offending. This half-day workshop provides a follow-on training to Hidden Sentence and awareness raising workshops and focuses on the practice of supporting children and families affected by a family member offending.  Aimed at frontline staff working directly with children and families, it is a very practical workshop. For more information and a booking form  Training course flyer available here please contact:  amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk

Targeted Early Help

Barnardo's provide Targeted Early Help services through a range of parenting courses/workshops for parents/carers. These are held at their centres. If more appropriate, one to one sessions with parents or family in a centre can be held. Services available can assist with many areas, including building a bond with a baby, breastfeeding support, parenting skills, healthy eating and nutrition, advice for children with ADHD and ASC.  B arnardo's Responses for Requests Form is available here . These service offers have been adjusted in light of the Covid19 restrictions.  Please find here their current interim service offer and contact details here .

Multi-Agency Forensic CAMHS and Harmful Sexual Behaviours Forum Workshop

Suitable for all practitioners and managers of the multi-agency IOW workforce, the open forum is an opportunity for practitioners/managers to consult with the IOW/Hampshire FCAMHS service on a variety of subjects. These workshops are taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  For further information   and to attend please contact  Steve.Whorwood@iow.gov.uk

Sexual Behaviours: Traffic Light Tool Training

Brook's nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool training provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals identify and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. This in-depth course aims to:
1. Recognise sexual behaviours and differentiate between those which are developmental/health and those which are unhealthy/harmful.
2. Explore your own values and understand how they impact on decision making
3. Develop a common language around development and unhealthy sexual behaviours