About the course

This course is an annual update for staff who have already completed the Safeguarding Children Core Level 3 training.

This course is facilitated by independent trainer, Wendy Murdoch.

Course length: one day

Location: Barnardo’s Bridgeway, Allendale Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 9LF (unless otherwise stated)
Tea and coffee is available to purchase from the venue from 9:15am at a cost of £1 for full day courses and 50p for half day courses. Lunch is not provided.

Cost: Free ​to not-for-profit agencies in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

Criteria: must have completed the Core Level 3 training

Who it’s for

It is for those who work predominantly with children, young people, and/or their parents/carers.

For example: teachers, children’s social care staff, health visitors, probation staff, midwives, school nurses, sexual health staff, youth workers, paediatricians, those working in the Early Years sector, GPs, residential staff, and sports club welfare officers. This can also include professionals who work with adults with learning disabilities, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, and those working in community play schemes.


By the end of the training you’ll:

1. Have a raised awareness of new and changing information and guidance, and how this can support effective safeguarding practice

2. Have an increased understanding of learning from local and national Serious Case Reviews, and the implications for practice

3. Have the opportunity to revisit aspects of core competency in multi-agency groups, reinforcing effective inter-agency working

4. Have the opportunity to share good practice and gain a greater understanding of the role of partner agencies in the safeguarding process

Training dates

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, training has been temporarily suspended. Dates will be available here when we’re able to safely resume training.


Complete the application form

If you have any problems using the application form, please call 01642 728512.

Places on STSCP training courses are allocated two to three weeks before the date of the course. If you have not heard from us two weeks before the date of the course, please call 01642 728512.

Terms and conditions

By applying for this course you agree to complete an evaluation on the day, and an impact evaluation approximately three months after the course.

This training is free to not for profit agencies in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. In accordance with the South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership charging policy, your agency will be charged if you don’t attend, or don’t give us five days’ notice that you’re not able to attend. Your manager will also be told that you didn’t attend.