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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. Training will continue to be listed here, giving you all the dates and details of each course and a link is available below which takes you to the Learning Hub where you can log in and book a ticket or undertake e-learning. Our training is listed under the IOWSCP and IOWSAB tile. 

Training continues to be fully funded by the IOW Safeguarding Partnership for all Isle of Wight partner and relevant agencies. Please note, 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  


And click here for a guide to logging onto 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.

Course Details 




Course Dates

An introduction to children who go missing from home/care    
Trainer:  Laura Tanner & Neil Connelly, Hampshire Willow Team

Microsoft Teams
Wed 30 th  June 21, 12pm - 1pm
Wed 15 th  December 21, 12pm - 1pm
An introduction to Modern Slavery webinar for professionals working with children    
This course raises awareness of child trafficking and modern slavery.
Microsoft Teams
Wed 7 th  July 21, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 13 th  October 21, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 20 th October 21, 9.30am-11am 
Brooks Sexual Behaviour Traffic Light Tool    
This training provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people
Wed 23 rd  June 21, 9.30am-12.30pm
Wed 23 rd  June 21, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thurs 18 th November, 9.30am-12.30pm
Thurs 18 th 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.
Microsoft Teams
Wed 7 th  July 21, 9.30am - 11am
Wed 12 th  January 22, 7pm - 8.30pm
Childrens Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)   
Trainer: Andy Jacobs, Team Manager MASH/CRT

Level 2
Microsoft Teams
Wed 28 th  April 21, 9.30am - 11am
Choice and Control in Hoarding Behaviour
This course will give you an understanding of hoarding disorder, related legislation and techniques to promote positive engagement
ZoomFriday 28th May 2021, 10am-1pm
Friday 25th June 2021, 10am-1pm
Friday 23rd July 2021, 10am-1pm
Friday 27th August 2021, 10am-1pm
Friday 24th September 2021, 10am-1pm
Friday 29th October 2021, 10am-1pm
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 22 nd June 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 14 th  September 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 2 nd  November 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 11 th  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 9 th  and Thurs 10 th 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
This event has been held. 
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 20 th  July 21, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tues 23 rd  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 7 th  July 21, 9.30am - 11am
Wed 12 th  January 22, 7pm - 8.30pm
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

Mon 5th July, 1pm-2.30pm
Wed 7th July, 6.30pm-8pm
Tues 13th July, 9am-10.30am

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 21 st April 21, 9.30am-11am
Wed 29 th September 21, 9.30am-11.30am
Wed 19 th 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 7 th  October 21, 9.30am - 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 10 th  June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Thurs 15 th  June, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Thurs 17 th  June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Teenage Sexual Behaviours 
This half-day workshop will provide an opportunity in which to explore and consider 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
Date to be confirmed soon
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 can be accessed here.
Event launch audience Q&As
Understanding, identifying and responding to neglect (HSCP & IOWSCP) 
Trainer: Kathy Marriott, Children's Social Care

Microsoft Teams
Wed 5 th  May 21, 1.30pm - 3pm
Wed 27 th  October 21, 1.30pm - 3pm
Wed 2 nd  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
25 th March 2021 
Wed 9 th  June 21, 9.30am - 4pm *Fully Booked
Tues 21 st  September 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Thurs 11 th  November 21, 9.30am - 4pm

Other agency training (these courses may involve charges)

Labour exploitation: Modern Slavery in the Marine and Fishing industries

Suitable for front line practitioners in statutory and non-statutory agencies. Key learning objectives:

  • Labour Exploitation - risks and indicators
  • The role of HMRC
  • Role of the GLAA and how they can assist your agency
  • Drivers of exploitation within this sector
  • The role of Border Force Maritime Command
  • The maritime threat
  • Operational examples and case studies

Labour exploitation: A focus on the rural sector

Suitable for front line practitioners in statutory and non-statutory agencies. Key learning objectives:

  • Labour Exploitation - risks and indicators
  • The role of HMRC
  • Risks to seasonal workers
  • Examples of modern slavery being seen in rural areas and the impact on those affected
  • Clewer Initiative Farm Workers Welfare Rights App
  • Role of the GLAA and how they can assist your agency
  • Operations by the GLAA in this sector
  • Drivers of exploitation within this sector


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

Safeguarding awareness training for workers who enter people's homes

The NSPCC have temporarily made their paid-for online safeguarding course free in order to keep children safe. 
The 15-minute interactive elearning course will help workers who enter or have access to people’s homes to:

  • recognise the signs of possible child abuse and neglect
  • report concerns either through your work channels, the NSPCC helpline or, if the concern is urgent, the police
  • support those who may have already witnessed signs of child abuse and provide advice.
To access the course visit their 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. 

DSL Conference

With feedback that led the content of the conference, as well as some important updates from KCSIE and how safeguarding has continued to be a multi-agency priority during the pandemic, it was an informative day and provides a good refresher and introduction to interventions, current and new services.  Access the virutal conference video here
NB: The content of this conference is aimed at DSL’s in educational and early years settings and is not for wider distribution. If you would like to use any of the material please could you request this directly from the appropriate presenter.

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