The DSCB provides general and specialist courses to help build staff skills, knowledge, values and confidence when working with children, young people and families.
Courses are provided by a multi-agency pool of specialist trainers and there are online learning e-courses.
There are high quality additional training resources that have been developed to help you cover topics in your setting with staff and in some cases children and young people.
The DSCB also quality assures independent safeguarding training providers so that organisations commissioning specific training packages can be confident that the training is good quality and up to date.
If you are a member of staff or a volunteer working with children and young people and are interested in DSCB training courses and events, please follow these steps:
Look at the Safeguarding Training Offered by the DSCB document and decide which courses are relevant to your role. Discuss and agree with your line manager which training course is appropriate to attend.
You will need to set up an account, this only needs to be completed once and then it can be used for any future training applications. You can track your DSCB training history, download training materials as well as find certificates for completed courses.
Using the e-booking website you will be able to:
Please note, due to high demand from all agencies for a limited number of places please choose no more than 3 courses each training calendar year (April - March). Booking more than 3 places could mean that a place for the course most important to you is refused.
For agencies who make an annual financial contribution for DSCB training, places are free. For all other agencies (private children's homes, private schools and academies) there is a charge of £75 for a full day and £45 for a half-day training session.
To support you to use the new e-booking system there is a 'Frequently Asked Questions' section to help address any queries.
To find out which are the training courses which are right for your work role please use these training pathways: