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: 2 hours

Location: Online

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

Criteria: must have completed the Core Level 3 training

Changes due to coronavirus: Due to coronavirus restrictions, we’re offering this course online. The virtual course will be shorter, with more pre-course information provided to participants, which you’re expected to read beforehand. This training has been reduced to 2 hours.

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 coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, face to face training has been temporarily suspended, and we’re providing training virtually instead.

You can find course dates in the 2021/2022 training brochure (PDF).


To apply for the course, please email the STSCP Business Unit at stscptraining@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

You’ll need to include your name, job title, agency, email address, and work contact phone number, as well as the date of the course you want to attend.

Successful applicants will be sent an email at least one week before the date of the training course. The email will confirm that you’ve been successful in applying and have been allocated with a place on the course. It will also include:

  • instructions on how to use WebEx (if you have not used it before)
  • the pre-course reading
  • useful guidance
  • a blank evaluation form

There will also be an electronic diary invitation, which includes the WebEx link to the meeting. Please note, this link is only for the use of successful applicants and must not be shared with anyone outside of the email group.

If for any reason you’re unable to attend the training you’ve applied for, please email the STSCP Business Unit at stscptraining@middlesbrough.gov.uk as soon as possible.

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.