Multi-agency training for those working with children and families in Croydon

Welcome to Croydon’s Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) Learning and Development. This programme is available to all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people, and is intended to complement single agency training.


Referrals & Thresholds: MASH and Early Help   9 October 2019, 0930-1230
Domestic Abuse Awareness  9 October 2019, 1330 -1630
Safeguarding Children Training Level 3   15 October 2019, 09:30- 1630
Child Neglect   16 October 2019, 9:30 – 1630
Serious Case Review Briefings: VAR and Learning Review Child B – 90min Briefings
 16 October 2019:

1000 START |  1300 START   |  1500 START

Impact of Parental Mental Health on the Family   17 October 2019, 9:30 -1230
Child Sexual Exploitation 31 October 2019, 9:30 -1630
Trauma Informed Practice Awareness   – 5th Nov 0930-1230


For ALL COURSES Oct – Mar, see calendar below. 

CSCB Safeguarding Children Training Calendar

For safeguarding e-learning – see information below

How to book on to courses

‘Croydon Learning’ has been introduced to help you:

  • Browse and book training  |  Manage your training bookings and cancellations  |  Easier access to training records and attendance certificates

Registering for an account is easy:

  • Go to – Croydon Learning or paste
  • Select ‘Click here to create an account’ and fill out the ‘New Account form’ – use a work email address
  • Council Employees – simply use your existing Croydon Learning account via your desktop or the intranet

Click here for Croydon Learning for External Users Guide

E-Learning – Safeguarding children training 

Not all professional or volunteer roles working with children and young people will require attendance at multi-agency group training. Safeguarding e-learning provides sufficient knowledge of core understanding of safeguarding and responsibilities.

Self-register with Me-Learning for free safeguarding e-learning . This free e-learning is only available if you work with children and families in Croydon. Courses include

  • Basic Safeguarding Awareness (Children and Adults)
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2
  • Child Exploitation Level 1
  • Child Exploitation Level 2
  • Prevent – see below
  • FGM – see below

Follow this link to access the above courses safeguarding children e-learning 

‘Prevent’ and ‘FGM’ E-Learning

ELearning Prevent

This introductory elearning offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. A link to the prevent duty guidance is available at the end of this e-Learning.This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations.

Follow this link to access the PREVENT training: 

Elearning Female Genital Mutilation

This Home Office designed course will support learns to identify and prevent female genital mutilation (FGM).

Throughout this course, it follows a young girl named Hope as she encounters the key issues relating to FGM and we see how they affect her throughout her life. The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.

Follow this link to access the FGM training

What Safeguarding Learning and Development do I need?

The CSCB L&D Programme is based on the pan-London Competence Still Matters (2014)  which provides detail on eight staff groups and the minimum training content, delivery and outcome requirements in respect of each group. This document is not replicated here, so you must refer to the full version for further details (linked above).

  • It is important to note that Competence Still Matters (2104) should also be used to determine single-agency safeguarding learning and development, whether this is delivered in-house or commissioned
  • This table illustrates the staff group a role may fall into, example roles are given but are in no way exhaustive
  • It is recommended that safeguarding training is refreshed at least every three years
  • Multi-agency safeguarding training is intended to complement single agency training, not replace it.

Costs, Venues and Refreshments

Costs: CSCB training is fully funded for all organisational members of Croydon Safeguarding Children Board and is currently free to all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in Croydon. A charge for non-attendance may be made, please see terms and conditions when booking on to a course.

Venues: Most of the CSCB Learning and Development events will take place at different venues, be sure to check your confirmation email. Maps and directions to these two locations are given below.

Map and directions to Bernard Weatherill House CR01EA

Map and directions to Heathfield House CR05RH

Map and Directions to The Business Xchange Hub CR02BX

Refreshments: CSCB Learning and Development events will not provide lunch and refreshments, you are therefore advised to bring your own.

  • When attending events at Heathfield House there are vending machines for snacks and a microwave is available for use, there are no nearby shops (20min walk one-way) – you are advised to bring your own refreshments when at this venue
  • When attending events at Bernard Weatherill House, there is a cafe on site, shops nearby and microwaves are available for use.

Any questions?

Any questions about CSCB Safeguarding training please email


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