Training for Practitioners

We provide multi-agency training offering opportunities for workers from different agencies to learn together, share good practice and improve how everyone works together.

Training Programme

The programme runs from September to July each year – SSCB Multi Agency Training Programme 2017-18 (PDF 419Kb). This document provides an overview of the courses, dates and information about booking and charging. You can also view:

SSCB courses using SLA Online. Once you have been set up with a username and password then you should use this to book all Stockport Safeguarding Children Board multi-agency courses.

Please follow these instructions: How to book onto Safeguarding Children Courses via SLA Online (Word Doc 22Kb).

Please note that places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. Courses are short-listed and places are allocated to achieve a multi-agency representation. All participants must complete a Basic Awareness course (either multi-agency or from their own organisation) before attending a multi-agency topic based workshop.

For more information, view the SSCB Training Calendar 2017 to 2018 (PDF 89Kb)

What it will cost

Delegates who work for those agencies who do not contribute financially to the SSCB are charged to attend. The SSCB charges all delegates for non-attendance if places are not cancelled in writing (email) 3 working days before the course date.

For more information, view the Charging FAQ Leaflet (Word 130kb).

Annual Training Report

The SSCB Annual Training Report 16-17 (PDF 1MB) provides an overview of all the safeguarding children training that takes place in Stockport.

Training Resources

The Safeguarding Learning Event on May 9 2017 was filmed to provide a resource for cascade training. The video comprises:

  • Setting the scene & learning from SCRs – Helen Harrison, LSCB Training Manager
  • Bruising in non-mobile babies & Mongolian Blue Spot – Janet Willocks and Tracey Lavender, Specialist Safeguarding Nurses, Vulnerable Children’s Team
  • Crying babies – Julie Parker, Designated Nurse for Stockport
  • Abusive head trauma – Dr Ian Mecrow, Designated Doctor for Stockport


CAF & TAC e-Learning and Training

This course is for anyone working with children and young people who would be expected to complete a CAF, take part in a TAC meeting or act as Lead Professional.

For more information about the course and registering, please visit the Stockport Council website



For Stockport Council, NHS and other employees:

You can access the e-learning packages through Stockport Council’s e-learning system.

The first time you use the system you need to register and create your own unique username and password. To do this click on ‘Support and Login Options’ and then select ‘Create New Account’. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate your account.

For School, Nursery & Early Years setting employees:

Organisations that are subscribed to Learning Leads can access the e-learning package through that system. Log in to the system as normal and search for ‘safeguarding’.

If you have problems accessing Learning Leads please email

What training do I need?

This information has been developed by the SSCB Training Sub Group to help you find the training you need.

There are currently six levels of training, which are determined by the work that is undertaken.

For more information, download a copy of the SSCB What training do I need (PDF 684Kb).

If you identify any gaps or omissions e.g. your job role is not included, please email us with the details.

Early Years Training Programme 2017 -2018

The Early Years Training Programme provides a range of essential safeguarding courses for Childminders and staff working with children in early years settings .

The  courses  will enable delegates  to update their practice in  line with national and local guidance. This includes learning from local and national serious case reviews, local multiagency learning reviews  and guidance from Ofsted.

Covering  the role and responsibilities of practitioners our  courses aims to:

  • raise awareness of and support adherence  to statutory guidance
  • raise awareness of and support adherence  to local guidance and policies
  • support settings to implement and maintain robust safeguarding procedures,policies and practice
  • develop and enhance a culture of safeguarding and vigilance

The courses will provide an opportunity to explore best practice and are exclusively for Early Years staff and settings. All courses are delivered by Stockport Safeguarding Education Services Team, part of Stockport Safeguarding Children Unit .

Course details can be found in the Early Years programme document (PDF 373Kb).