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The IOWSCP provides a fully funded training programme for professionals who work with Isle of Wight children and families. 

The training programme is hosted on the Isle of Wight Council's Learning Hub. Click on the link in the pink box to book training on the Learning Hub or the link within each course date. You will find our training under the IOWSCP tile on the Learning Hub. 

also available on the Learning Hub:

  • a range of child safeguarding e-learning
  • adult safeguarding e-learning
  • Children’s Social Care and Adults’ Social Care training courses
  • automatically generated attendance certificates for training portfolios, on completion of course evaluation

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 a suitable colleague, 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 attendance. 
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   

CLICK HERE to book training course tickets on the Learning Hub

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 

An introduction to children who go missing from home/care 
This course will cover the definition of missing, the process of reporting a child missing 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

18th May 2022 12pm-1pm
22nd February 2023 12pm-1pm

An introduction to Honest Conversations 
Professionals are required to have honest conversations with parents/carers, children, and other professionals they come into contact with. It can sometimes be difficult to navigate these conversations, and to convey what you need to say in an understanding and accepting way. This course is an introduction to navigating these dialogues.

Subject Specific Level 3

Microsoft Teams

Wed 25th May 2022 7pm-8.30pm
Wed 9th November 2022 9.30am-11am
15th March 2023, 9.30am-11am

An Introduction to Modern Slavery Webinar for Professionals Working with Children (HIPS) 
An introductory Level 1 session to raise awareness of child trafficking and modern slavery

Microsoft Teams

Wed 13th April 2022, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 7th December 2022, 9.30am-11am

Annual update on supporting people affected by drugs and alcohol on IOW 
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 2

Microsoft Teams

New dates coming soon

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


Tuesday, 21st June, 9.30am-1pm
Wednesday, 23rd November, 9.30am-1pm

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 23rd March 22, 1.30 - 3pm
Wed 6th July 2022 12pm-1.30pm
Wed 23rd November 2022 12pm-1.30pm
Wed 1st March 2023, 12pm-1.30pm

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 15th June 2022, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 16th November 2022, 9.30am-11am

Childrens Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): Effective MASH referrals and follow-up actions 
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 purpose of MASH and how it operates.
Trainer: Andy Jacobs, Team Manager MASH/CRT

Level 2

Microsoft Teams

New dates coming soon

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.


New dates coming soon

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 4


New dates coming soon

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: Jayne Hardy - YOU Trust, Tori Blain - Inclusion IOW,  Tina Line - IOW NHS Trust

Level 2

Microsoft Teams

29th June 2022, 9.30am-12.30pm

Harmful Practices - An Introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief - CALFB (HIPS)  
Recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to faith or beliefs is suspected

Subject Specific Level 3

Wed 14th September 2022, 9.30am-11am
Wed 8th March 2023 9.30am-11am

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

Subject Specific Level 3

Microsoft Teams

13th April 2022 9.30am-11am
2nd November 2022, 9.30am-11am
4th January 2023 1.30pm-3pm

Safeguarding Adolescents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight  
This webinar will support professionals in their work, focused on the improvement of outcomes for adolescents transitioning through this period to safeguard them from psychological and physical harm.

Subject-specific Level 3

Microsoft Teams

8th June 2022, 9.30am-11.30am

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

New dates coming soon

Understanding, identifying and responding to neglect 
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: Kim Goode, Children's Social Care and Sam Smith, Hampshire LSCP Partnership Manager

Level 2

Microsoft Teams

Wed 8th June 2022 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 2nd November 2022 7pm-8.30pmp
Wed 22nd February 2023 9.30am-11am

Working Together to Safeguard Children
This course is particularly relevant for professionals who potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and/or evaluating the needs of children or a young person. This virtual course consists of a pre-course workbook and a full-day Zoom webinar.Trainer: Fiona Lee, SAFE Associates
**Applicants must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable** 

Level 3


27th April 2022
6th July 2022
13th September 2022
10th November 2022
17th January 2023
9th March 2023

Other agency training (these courses may involve charges)


Bringing the latest in Online Safety to your doorstep. The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE Online Safety update.

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE 90-minute virtual Online Safety briefing via Microsoft Teams. Open to all professionals who work with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in online safety research, legislation, technology, tools and resources along with exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials.

Online safety is constantly changing and the purpose of our Online Safety Live events is to provide access to this information. We understand that everyone is really busy and the feedback has been clear - getting significant time away from work is a challenge – this is the reason why we planned these events as short briefing sessions. They provide vital information about online safeguarding, critically supplemented with access to more detail to review at a later date. The team will also be available to answer any of your online safety questions. Over the recent few years we have welcomed over 16,000 delegates to these events.

This year, these events will be taking place over Microsoft Teams Live
Online Safety Live - England Tickets, Wed 23 Mar 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
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The real faces of Modern Slavery: 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 exhibition will be at the following dates and locations:

  • 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 Wight Approach

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