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 (9:30am to 11:30am)

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: We’re currently 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

We’re currently providing training virtually. You can find course dates in the 2023/2024 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, team, agency, email address, and work contact phone number, as well as the date of the course you want to attend. All applicants will receive an email within 48 hours confirming if places are available on the date of the course requested, and that they have been allocated a place accordingly. If places are not available, the applicant will be advised about the availability of places on future courses.

Successful applicants will be sent an electronic diary invitation at least one week before the date of the training course. The diary invitation will include:

  • instructions on how to use Microsoft Teams (if you have not used it before)
  • the pre-course reading
  • useful guidance

Please note, this link is only for the use of successful applicants and must not be shared with anyone outside of the email group. Towards the end of the course, the trainer will provide applicants with the link for the digital evaluation form, which is to be completed.

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.