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The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership carries out annual training needs analysis, and from this, creates a programme of safeguarding training and development for the year.

Our Workforce Development Training Policy is available here

How to Book:

  • Book your ticket on Eventbrite via the links in each training course below. We recommend you use the Eventbrite option to add the ticket/course to your Outlook calender.
  • Please be aware that not all training venues/training rooms will be accessible to delegates before the start of a training course. We ask that should you arrive early. please check with venue staff before accessing the training room.

Cancellations and Charges:

  • The IOWSCP provides free-to-attend training which is funded by the Safeguarding Partners.
  • If an individual cannot attend a course, please either cancel the ticket via Eventbrite or arrange for a suitable colleague to attend instead. To cancel a ticket, log into Eventbrite (you will have created an account to obtain a ticket), click on Your Tickets, then the appropriate ticket, and then Cancel Order. Should you experience any difficulties please contact us at  scp@iow.gov.uk  or 01983 814545.
  • If an individual fails to cancel their ticket or cancels within 48 hours of a course, agencies will be charged a non-attendance fee of £120 (per whole training day).
  • For Face-to-face courses, a register listing those who have booked tickets will be at every training course and  i t is the responsibility of attendees to sign the register as a record of their attendance . For virtual courses, the trainer will be provided with the details of those who have booked tickets and will record all attendees and mark those not in attendance.

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Due to the latest government guidance on COVID-19 we have cancelled our face-to-face training courses. We hope to re-arrange these for later in the year, however this will be dependant on the ongoing situation.

Training Programme

General Safeguarding

Course NameDetailsDates
VIRTUAL Working Together to Safeguard Children
(Level 3)

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 work book and two three-hour Zoom webinars. Please note this training takes places across 2 dates and attendees must commit to attending both webinars to achieve the Level 3 training.

***Please note that applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training***

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page
Tuesday, 22 nd September,
Monday, 28 th September,


Harmful Cultural Practices –
An introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief- CALFB (Including Witchcraft)

This webinar has been developed by the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Partnership and is open to IOW professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand harmful practices linked to witchcraft.
  • To identify signs and symptoms.
  • To identify your own responsibilities within your organisation.
  • To understand resources available.
  • To understand the role of police and children’s social care.
  • This virtual course is delivered via Adobe Connect.

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.

Wednesday 26th August

1:30 – 2:30pm 

HIPS Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET)

This HIPS MET learning is separated over three 1 hour modules. An individual module can be booked or all modules can be booked (via separate booking pages). The webinars have been developed by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership for the partner agencies of the HIPS (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) SCPs.

With a strong emphasis on multi-agency working and information sharing, this course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation. The course is delivered by Hampshire County Council’s specialist child exploitation team and the Police Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) team. Whilst it will builds upon national issues, this course will focus on what is happening across Hampshire and IOW. The course will explore issues that children in our county face and enable you to detect and respond to the risks.

Please note that to attend module two and three you will need to have had prior training on the subject of MET. Modules two and three are subject specific Level 3 training.

Thursday 16th July:

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page
Thursday 16th July:
(Level 1)
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.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

Safeguarding Issues

Course NameDetailsDates

Learning Workshops

Course NameDetailsDates

Training available by other agencies (There may be a charges to attend these courses)

Course NameDetailsDates
Isle of Wight Council training courses
There are a number of courses avaialble for both the adults and children's workforce. 

Visit the IWC website here

DSL Conference

The first virtual DSL Conference was held on the 10th July 2020.

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.

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.

Access the virutal conference video here
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.
This course is aimed at Designated Safeguarding Leads and their nominated deputies in education settings. 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 strugglingOnline
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.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.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ & offenders’ families.    
  • Understand the prison system
  • Understand the support needs of prisoners’ & offenders’ families
  • Critically evaluate the use and importance of knowledge about the needs and wishes of prisoners’ and offenders’ families
  • Understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment or offending of a family member
  • Critically reflect on how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners’ & offenders’ families

Training course flyer available here

For more information and a booking form please contact:  amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk
How Do I? Training

How do I ….? Supporting Children and Families Affected by Key Attachment Figure Offending. 
This new half-day workshop, developed by Barnardo’s, 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 which provides:

  • Guidance on how to assess the needs of children and families affected by key attachment figure offending.
  • Guidance about how to develop support plans that meets the needs of children and families affected by key attachment figure offending.
  • Guidance about how to support children and families: ask the difficult questions, consider safeguarding implications, access the most effective resources, liaise with the appropriate agencies and support parents to talk to their children.

Training course flyer available here

For more information and a booking form 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:

  • Building a bond with a baby
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Supporting children's learning through play
  • Developing a child's communication
  • Advice on safety and first aid
  • Advice on smoke free homes
  • Advice on money management
  • Parenting skills for toddlers, pre-school, primary aged children, teenagers
  • Advice on health eating and nutrition
  • Advice and support for children with ADHD
  • Advice and support for children with ASC
Barnardo'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.

For further informatio  and to attend please contact  charlotte.young@iow.gov.uk
These workshops are taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please contact  charlotte.young@iow.gov.uk  for dates and information.
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 apppropriately to sexual behaviours. This indepth 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