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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

Exciting new learning and development opportunities

From the 1st April all Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership training will be accessible on the Isle of Wight Council Learning Hub.

All training will still be listed here on our training page, giving you the dates of the training and a brief course description. A link will be provided which will take you to the Learning Hub where you can log in and book a ticket or undertake e-learning.

Training will still be fully funded 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

Please click here for a guide to logging into 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.

Cancellations and Charges:

This training is provided fully-funded training for IOWSCP partner agencies and relevant agencies. 
If an individual cannot attend a course we ask that they cancel their ticket by logging into the Learning Hub, going to the course page and clicking on ‘Cancel booking’ under the options next to the date that has been booked to attend. 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. The IOWSCP must be notified of any candidate substitution ahead of the course.

Non attendance: If an individual fails to cancel their ticket or notify us they will be unable to attend, agencies will be charged a non-attendance fee of £120 (per whole training day).

The IOWSCP and the trainer will have details of those who have booked tickets and record all attendees and mark those not in attendance for this virtual course.

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 the events below, you are giving consent to receive pre and post-event communication and materials including an evaluation survey. For more details please see our Privacy Notice

Due to government guidance on COVID-19 our face-to-face training courses have been cancelled

General safeguarding courses

To read the course details, click on the course title. 




Delivered via

Course Dates

To Book

An introduction to children who go missing from home/car
Microsoft Teams
Wed 30th June 21, 12pm - 1pm
Wed 15th December 21, 12pm - 1pm
An Introduction to Modern Slavery Webinar for Professionals Working with Children
Microsoft Teams
Wed 7th July 21, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 13th October 21, 1.30pm-3pm
Wed 20th October 21, 9.30am-11am 
Brooks Sexual Behaviour Traffic Light Tool
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 Health - As a health professional, what do I need to know?
Intercollegiate training Level 3
Microsoft Teams
Wed 5th May 21, 9.30am-11am
Wed 12th January 22, 7pm - 8.30pm
CERAF - Risk assessing and completing an introduction to the new CERAF toolkit
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)
Level 2
Andy Jacobs,
Team Manager MASH/CRT
Microsoft Teams
Wed 28th April 21, 9.30am - 11am
Community Partnership Information form (CPI)
Nick Tromans
Intelligence Development Manager,
Hampshire Constabulary
Microsoft Teams
Tues 22nd June 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 14th September 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 2nd November 21, 10am - 12pm
Tues 11th January 22, 10am - 12pm
Engaging fathers in child protection
Level 3
Microsoft Teams
This event has been held. 
Family Approach to mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse
Level 2
Rob Hayward -
Jayne Hardy -
YOU Trust,
Christine Cuthbert 
IOW Council
Microsoft Teams
Tues 20th July 21, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tues 23rd November, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET)
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)
Level 3
Simon Snell,
SAFE Associates
Wed 19th May 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Thurs 7th October 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Teenage Sexual Behaviours
Level 2
Microsoft Teams
Date to be confirmed shortly
Unborn/Newborn Baby Safeguarding Protocol
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)
Kathy Marriott,
Children's Social Care
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
Level 3

Fiona Lee,
SAFE Associates

25th March 2021 - This event has been held. 
Wed 9th June 21, 9.30am - 4pm *
Tues 21st September 21, 9.30am - 4pm
Thurs 11th November 21, 9.30am - 4pm

*June course tickets are not available to book as these will be offered to those on the March course waiting list first.
Other Agency training available

Course details

An Introduction to Children who go missing from home/care

Trainers: Laura Tanner & Neil Connelly, Hampshire Willow Team 

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An Introduction to Modern Slavery webinar for professionals working with Children (HIPS)

This course raises awareness of child trafficking and modern slavery. 

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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. 

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Health CERAF - As a Health Professional, What Do I Need to Know? (HIPS)

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. 

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CERAF - Risk Assessing and Completing an Introduction to the New CERAF Toolkit (HIPS)

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. 

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Children's Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

An overview of the role and function of the CRT and MASH team when a referral is initially made to Children's Services.

Trainer: Andy Jacobs, Team Manager MASH/CRT 

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Community Partnership Information form (CPI)

The CPI form is a way of safely telling Police about information that is pertinent to your role, patients, clients that is not a crime, but you feel Police ought to know about it. 
Trainer: Nick Tromans, Intelligence Development Manager, Hampshire Constabulary 

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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. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three different approaches to fatherhood.
  • Explain the legal status of different types of father.
  • Choose an appropriate strategy to engage both absent and present fathers as part of a whole family approach
  • Incorporate an analysis of a father’s strengths and risks into written records and professional assessments.
  • Involve fathers in the safety planning and monitoring process for children in need of protection.

**Please note, this full day course takes place across two half days. You must be able to attend both sessions to undertake the training** 

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Family Approach to Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse

This is an innovative and creative Level 2 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), Jayne Hardy (YOU Trust), Christine Cuthbert (IOW Council) 

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Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) (HIPS)

With a strong emphasis on multi-agency working and information sharing, this course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation

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Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) (SAFE Associates)

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
**Applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training** 

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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** 

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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:

  • To revisit and refresh minds in relation to the HIPS wide unborn baby protocol
  • To increase understanding as to each professional's role in utilising it
  • To understand the key changes and additions made to the unborn baby protocol
  • To share the new and revised tools available within the protocol and for professionals to understand how and when to use these 
This event has been held. The event slides can be accessed here, and the audience Q&As can be accessed here.

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Understanding, Identifying and Responding to Neglect (HSCP & IOWSCP) 

Trainer: Kathy Marriott

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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. 

  • Provide an overview of relevant legislation and guidance to include updates within Working Together 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and Local Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children on the Isle of Wight.
  • Outline other areas of abuse of children e.g. Peer-on-Peer abuse , FGM and County Lines.
  • Understand the risks associated with Domestic Abuse, Parental Alcoholism, Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding Children.
  • Identify the meaning of Think Family.
  • How to measure the extent of abuse and neglect using the local thresholds chart for intervening with abused and neglected children.
  • Understand the local process for referral and assessment of children.

Trainer: Fiona Lee, SAFE

*Applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training*** 

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 thesecond 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.ukTraining 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. 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. 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